Class of 2027 Early Decision Notification Dates

Friday, February 3, 2023

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The college admissions season is flying by, and before you know it early admission decisions will be released. Here’s our annual list of early decision notification dates!

Compared to the last two years, this college admissions cycle has likely felt like more of a return to “normal.” After two years of primarily virtual college tours, many schools have reopened their campuses for visitors. Students applying during the 2022-2023 admissions cycle have also largely avoided remote classes during their senior year of high school. 

However, some of the college admissions changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic remain. Most notably, many schools are maintaining test-optional admissions policies. Students also still have the option to discuss how the pandemic impacted their admissions process in the Common App’s optional section. 

Early Decision and Early Action Trends

Colleges are continuing to rely heavily on Early Decision and Early Action application rounds to encourage more students to apply and better manage their yield (the percentage of admitted students who enroll). This year the University of Southern California announced an Early Action application round for class of 2027 applicants – something they said they did due to demand. Overall, early rounds are becoming more popular for both colleges and applicants.

It’s worth noting, as more students and universities utilize early rounds, admissions decisions might get more creative. Two years ago Tulane University released early decisions almost a month ahead of schedule, and in those acceptances, a number of students were admitted to the spring 2022 term. While invited students were not obligated to attend like those who applied ED and were admitted for fall enrollment, their decision was final and they were not able to switch their enrollment to the fall term. 

Since college enrollment is down approximately 4% from the year prior, more schools are likely to develop new strategies in an effort to boost yield rates. However, an increase in FAFSA applications for the 2022-2023 academic year suggests that colleges may soon see an uptick in the number of applications they receive.

When Do Early Action Decisions Come Out?

Most colleges notify Early Decision and Early Action applicants of admission around December 15. Because of the usual deadlines for applications, this means that if a student is rejected by their ED college, there are only about two weeks left to send in other applications.

2022-23 Early Decision and Early Action Notification Dates

At IvyWise, we aim to relieve some of the stress commonly associated with the college admissions process, and that includes bringing you the most updated information on early decision release dates every year. Our annual release date list is exceptionally comprehensive and updated daily as new information becomes available. Be sure to check the links provided within the list for the most recent dates and information.

Here are the early decision application notification dates for the Class of 2027:

Expect these dates to change as we draw closer to mid-December. Check back regularly for updated dates and times – especially for those without specific dates and times or those labeled “TBD.” See a school we left out or an updated release date we haven’t included yet? Tell us in the comments below and we will add it to our list!


School Early Decision Notification Date
American University ED I: December 16
Amherst College ED: December 9 at 6:21pm ET
Babson College ED I: December 14
EA: December 16
Barnard College ED: December 14 at 6:30pm ET
(confirmed via email)
Bates College ED I: By December 20
Boston College ED I: December 6
ED II: February 3
Boston University ED: December 13
Bowdoin College ED I: December 9 at 7pm ET
(confirmed via Instagram stories)
February 3 at 7pm ET
Brandeis University December 15
Brown University December 20 at 7pm ET
Bryn Mawr College ED I: December 16 at 5 pm ET
Bucknell University Mid-December
Caltech December 10 at 8:06am PT
(confirmed via email)
Carleton College December 15
Carnegie Mellon University December 10 after 9am ET
(confirmed via email)
Case Western Reserve University ED I: December 5
EA: December 21
Chapman University ED: December 16
EA: Late December, rolling through early February
Claremont McKenna College ED I: By December 15
Colby College On or before December 15
Colgate University ED I: Mid-December
Colorado College EDI: December 12
EA: December 19
Columbia University ED: December 15 after 7pm ET
Connecticut College December 9, 2022 at 7 pm ET
Cornell University ED: December 15 at 7pm ET
Dartmouth College ED: December 16 at 3pm ET
Davidson College ED I: December 15 at 9pm ET
DePaul University EA: By December 15
Drexel University ED I: Mid-December
EA: Mid-December
Duke University ED: December 17 at 2pm ET
(confirmed via phone)
Elon University ED I: December 1
EA: December 20
Emerson College ED I: Mid-December
EA: Mid-December
Emory University ED I: December 15 after 6pm ET
February 1 at 6pm ET
Fordham University ED: December 20
EA: December 20
Furman University ED I: December 1
EA: January 15
George Mason University EA: December 15
George Washington University ED I: December 15
ED II: February 14
Georgetown University EA: December 15
Georgia Tech EA I: December 9
EA II: January 27 at 7pm ET
Hamilton College ED I: December 15
Harvard University REA: December 15 at 7pm ET
Harvey Mudd College ED I: December 15
ED II: February 9 at 6pm PT
Haverford College ED I: December 15
Johns Hopkins University ED I: December 16
Lafayette College ED I: December 15 at 4pm ET
Lehigh University ED I: December 9
Loyola Marymount University ED I: November 23
EA: December 16
Middlebury College ED I: December 10
MIT EA: December 17 at 12:17pm ET
New York University ED I: December 15
ED II: February 15
Northeastern University ED I: December 8
EA: February 1
ED II: February 15
Northwestern University ED: December 16
Oberlin College December 15
Occidental College December 15
Parsons, The New School for Design EA: Week of December 19
Penn State University EA: December 24
Pomona College ED: December 15 at 5pm PT
Pratt Institute EA: November 28 rolling through Mid-December
Princeton University SCEA: December 15 at 7pm ET
Purdue University EA: January 15
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ED I: December 10
EA: January 28
B.S./M.D. Program: Early April
Rice University ED I: December 14 after 5pm CT
(confirmed via email)
Rutgers University EA: January 31
Sarah Lawrence College ED I: Late December
EA: Late December
Sewanee: The University of the South ED I: Early December
EA: Late January
Skidmore College ED I: December 8
ED II: February 9
Stanford University REA: December 16 at 4pm PT
Swarthmore College Fall ED: December 13 at 7pm ET
Syracuse University ED: Late December rolling through January
Temple University EA: By January 10
Texas Christian University (TCU) EA: December 15ED I: By January 1
Trinity College ED I: December 15
Tufts University ED I: December 13 at 7pm ET
ED II: February 2
Tulane University ED I: December 1 at 4pm CT
EA: January 15
University of Chicago ED I: December 21
EA: December 21
ED II: February 10, late afternoon
University of Colorado – Boulder EA: By February 1
University of Georgia November 18 at 4pm ET
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign EA: January 27
University of Massachusetts Amherst EA: By the end of January
University of Miami ED I: December 9
EA: By the end of January
University of Michigan EA: January 27 at 3pm ET
University of Minnesota EA I: By January 31
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill EA: January 31
University of Notre Dame REA: December 16 at 6:42pm ET
University of Pennsylvania ED: December 15 at 7pm ET
(confirmed via phone)
University of Richmond ED I: December 9
EA: Around January 25
University of San Francisco ED: Mid-December
EA: Late January
University of Southern California EA: January 20
University of South Carolina EA: December 14
University of Tennessee EA: December 20 at 7pm ET
University of Texas at Austin February 1
University of Vermont ED: Evening of December 20
EA: Evening of December 20
University of Virginia ED: December 13 at 5pm ET
EA: February 10 after 5pm ET
Vanderbilt University ED I: December 14 at 5:30pm CT
(confirmed via email)
Vassar University ED I: Mid-December
February 1
Villanova University ED I: December 14 at 5pm ET
EA: By January 20
Virginia Tech ED: December 9 at 5pm ET
EA: Late February
Wake Forest University ED I: Rolling
Washington & Lee University ED I: December 16 at 8pm ET
(confirmed via Instagram story)
Washington University in St. Louis ED: December 13
Wellesley College ED I: December 10
Wesleyan University ED I: December 10
William & Mary ED I: December 9
Williams College ED: Evening of December 9
Worcester Polytechnic Institute ED I: December 13 at 5pm ET
EA: January 15
Yale University SCEA: December 15 after 5pm ET
(confirmed via phone)



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