Class of 2026 Early Application Deadlines

Monday, November 1, 2021

Early Application DeadlinesClass of 2026 Early Application Deadlines

We’re closing in on the first college application deadlines for the Class of 2026. Here are some of the early application deadlines students need to be aware of.

Applying to a college early decision or early action isn’t something to take lightly. Only apply to a school early if you are really ready to submit the best application possible and if it’s truly your top-choice college. Since some early programs are binding, meaning you have to enroll if admitted, it’s important to make sure you’re ready to make that commitment.

It’s also important to make sure you’re using the early application strategy to your advantage. If a school is your top-choice but your application isn’t ready, applying early could lead to a swift rejection – and you can’t reapply in the regular round. Even though early application admission rates tend to be higher than regular admission rates, it’s better to submit your best application in the regular round than a lackluster one early.

Here’s a list of upcoming early application deadlines for the Class of 2026. Don’t see your top-choice college on this list? Tell us in the comments below and we’ll add it!

School Early Application Deadline
Babson College ED and EA: Nov. 1, 2021
Barnard College ED: Nov. 1, 2021
Boston University ED I: Nov. 1, 2021
ED II: Jan. 4, 2022
Brown University ED: Nov. 1, 2021
Carnegie Mellon University ED II: Nov. 1, 2021
ED II: Jan. 3, 2022
Columbia University ED: Nov. 1, 2021
Cornell University ED: Nov. 1, 2021
Dartmouth College ED: Nov. 1, 2021
Duke University ED: Nov. 1, 2021
Emory University ED I: Nov. 1, 2021
ED II: Jan. 1, 2022
Georgetown University EA: Nov. 1, 2021
Harvard University REA: Nov. 1, 2021
Johns Hopkins University ED I: Nov. 1, 2021
ED II: Jan. 3, 2022
Middlebury College ED I: Nov. 15, 2021
ED II: Jan. 3, 2022
MIT ED I: Nov. 15, 2021
ED II: Jan. 3, 2022
New York University ED I: Nov. 1, 2021
ED II: Jan. 1, 2022
Northwestern University ED: Nov. 1, 2021
Princeton University SCEA: Nov. 1, 2021
Stanford University REA: Nov. 1, 2021
Tufts University ED I: Nov. 1, 2021
ED II: Jan. 6, 2022
Tulane University ED: Nov. 1, 2021
EA: Nov. 15, 2021
ED II: Jan. 12, 2022
University of Chicago ED I: Nov. 2, 2021
ED II: Jan. 4, 2022
University of Michigan EA: Nov. 1, 2021
University of Pennsylvania ED: Nov. 1, 2021
University of Virginia EA & ED: Nov. 1, 2021
Vanderbilt University ED I: Nov. 1, 2021
ED II: Jan. 1, 2022
Washington University in St. Louis ED I: Nov. 1, 2021
ED II: Jan. 3, 2022
Worcester Polytechnic Institute EA I: Nov. 1, 2021
EA II: Jan. 15, 2021
Yale University SCEA: Nov. 1, 2021

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