Class of 2028 Early Decision Notification Dates

Friday, February 16, 2024

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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 admission decision notification dates!

Beginning last year, the college admissions cycle feels like more of a return to “normal.” After two years of primarily virtual college tours, many schools reopened their campuses for visitors. While remote during the COVID-19 pandemic, students applying during the 2023-24 admissions cycle have spent most of their time in high school attending in-person classes.

However, some of the college admissions changes brought about by the 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). 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. College enrollment has trended downward in recent years, encouraging more schools to develop new strategies in an effort to boost yield rates. However, preliminary data from the Common Application suggests that colleges will see an uptick in the number of applications they receive for the 2023-24 college admissions cycle.

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.

2023-24 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/Early Action application notification dates for the Class of 2028 — please note that where we list the source as a phone call or email, we have independently verified it. 

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 14, 2023
ED II: February 14, 2024
Amherst College ED: December 8, 2023 at 6:21pm EST
Babson College ED I: December 13, 2023 (source: phone call)
EA: December 15, 2023 (source: phone call)
ED II: February 3, 2024
Bard College ED I: by December 31
EA: by December 31
ED II: by January 31
Barnard College ED: December 13, 2023 at 6:30pm (source: phone call)
Bates College ED I: December 16, 2023
ED II: February 11, 2024
Baylor University ED: by December 15
EA: by January 15
Boston College ED I: December 5, 2023
ED II: February 6, 2024
Boston University ED I: December 14, 2023
ED II: February 10, 2024
Bowdoin College ED I: December 15, 2023 at 7pm EST (source: Instagram story)
ED II: early February
Brandeis University ED I: December 7, 2023
ED II: January 26, 2024
Brown University ED: December 15, 2023 at 3pm EST
Bryn Mawr College ED I: December 15, 2023
ED II: February 3, 2024
Bucknell University ED I: December 13, 2023 (source: Instagram story)
ED II: mid-February
Caltech REA: December 9, 2023
Carleton College ED I: December 13 at 8pm CST (source: Instagram story)
ED II: by February 15
Carnegie Mellon University ED I: December 15, 2023 (source: phone call)
ED II: February 3, 2024 (source: email)
Case Western Reserve University ED I: December 2, 2023
EA: December 19, 2023
ED II: February 10, 2024
Chapman University ED: December 15, 2023
EA: December 20, 2023 for most programs
Claremont McKenna College ED I: December 15, 2023
ED II: by February 15
Clark University ED I: late December
EA: mid-January
ED II: early February
Clemson University EA: December 14, 2023 at 6pm
Colby College ED I: December 8, 2023
ED II: February 9, 2024
Colgate University ED I: December 13, 2023
ED II: February 16, 2024 at 7:13pm ET
College of Charleston ED I: around December 1
EA (in-state): November 30, 2023
EA (out-of-state): December 14, 2023
ED II: around March 1
College of the Holy Cross ED I: December 15, 2023
ED II: by February 15
Colorado College ED I: December 12, 2023 at 6pm EST
EA: December 19, 2023
ED II: February 13, 2024
Columbia University ED: December 14, 2023 after 7pm EST
Connecticut College ED I: December 8, 2023
ED II: February 10, 2024
Cornell University ED: December 14, 2023 at 7pm EST
Dartmouth College ED: December 15, 2023 after 4pm ET
Davidson College ED I: December 16, 2023 at 10am
ED II: January 31, 2024
Denison University ED I: by December 15
ED II: by February 15
DePaul University EA: by December 15
Dickinson College ED I: December 15, 2023
ED II: late February
Drexel University ED I: December 14, 2023
EA: December 14, 2023
Duke University ED: December 14, 2023 at 7pm EST
Elon University ED I: December 1, 2023
EA: December 20, 2023
Emerson College ED I: December 20, 2023
EA: mid-January
ED II: early February
Emory University ED I: December 13, 2023 after 6pm
ED II: February 7, 2024 after 6pm
Fairfield University ED I: December 15, 2023
EA: December 20, 2023
ED II: February 15, 2024
Fordham University ED I: December 15, 2023
EA: December 15, 2023
ED II: February 15, 2024
Furman University ED I: by December 1
EA: by January 15
ED II: by February 1
George Mason University EA: December 15, 2023
George Washington University ED I: December 14, 2023 at 4pm EST
ED II: February 15, 2024
Georgetown University EA: December 15, 2023
Georgia Institute of Technology EA I (in-state only): December 8, 2023
EA II (out-of-state only): January 26, 2024 at 7pm (source: phone call)
Grinnell College ED I: December 8, 2023
ED II: January 22, 2024
Hamilton College ED I: December 14, 2023 at 8pm EST
ED II: February 8, 2024 at 8pm
Harvard University REA: December 14, 2023 at 7pm EST
Harvey Mudd College ED I: December 12, 2023 at 6pm PST
ED II: February 15, 2024 at 6pm PT
Haverford College ED I: December 8, 2023 at 7pm EST
ED II: early February
Howard University EA: late January
ED: late January
Indiana University EA: by January 15
Johns Hopkins University ED I: December 15, 2023
ED II: February 16, 2024
Lafayette College ED I: December 15, 2023
ED II: February 16, 2024
Lehigh University ED I: December 8, 2023
ED II: February 2, 2024
Lewis & Clark College ED: late November
EA: December 15, 2023 after 5pm PST
Loyola Marymount University ED I: mid-December
EA: December 16, 2023
ED II: January 27, 2024
Macalester College ED I: December 3, 2023
EA: December 20, 2023
ED II: January 28, 2024
Marquette University EA: December 15, 2023
Miami University ED: December 1, 2023
EA I: December 15, 2023
EA II: February 1, 2023
Middlebury College ED I: December 8, 2023
ED II: mid-February
MIT EA: December 16, 2023 at 12:16pm EST
New York University ED I: December 14, 2023 at 4pm EST
ED II: February 15, 2024 at 4pm ET
Northeastern University ED I: December 13, 2023
EA: January 31, 2024
ED II: February 14, 2024
Northwestern University ED: December 15, 2023
Oberlin College ED I: December 15, 2023
ED II: by February 1
Occidental College ED I: December 15, 2023
ED II: February 20, 2024
Ohio State University EA: December 8, 2023; January 19, 2024
Penn State University EA: Rolling
Pepperdine University EA: January 10, 2024
Pomona College ED I: December 15, 2023 after 5pm (source: phone call)
ED II: by February 15
Pratt Institute EA: by mid-December
Princeton University SCEA: December 14, 2023 at 7pm EST
Providence College ED I: by December 1
EA: December 18, 2023
ED II: by March 1
Purdue University EA: January 15, 2024
Reed College ED I: December
ED II: February
EA: February
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ED I: December 9, 2023
ED II: January 13, 2024
EA: January 27, 2024
Rice University ED I: December 14 after 5pm CST (source: Instagram story)
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology EA: December 15, 2023
Rutgers University EA: January 31, 2024
Santa Clara University ED I: December 15, 2023
EA: December 15, 2023
ED II: mid-February
Sarah Lawrence College ED I: December 20, 2023
EA: December 20, 2023
ED II: early February
Seattle University EA: December 20, 2023
Sewanee: The University of the South ED I: early December
EA: late January
ED II: late January
Skidmore College ED I: December 7, 2023 at 7pm (source: phone call)
ED II: February 11, 2024
Smith College ED I: December 15, 2023 (source: phone call)
ED II: late January
Southern Methodist University ED I: December 8, 2023
EA: mid-December
ED II: mid-March
Stanford University REA: December 15, 2023 at 4pm PST
Swarthmore College ED I: December 12, 2023 at 7pm EST
ED II: February 15, 2024 at 7pm ET
Syracuse University ED I: late December rolling through January
ED II: late January rolling through February
Temple University EA: by January 10
Texas A&M University EA Engineering: mid-December
Texas Christian University (TCU) EA: December 14, 2023 (source: phone call)
ED I: December 1, 2023
ED II: by March 3
The New School Parsons EA: late December – early January
Eugene Lang EA: late December – early January
Trinity College ED I: December 14, 2023
ED II: February 15, 2024
Tufts University ED I: December 14, 2023 at 7pm (source: email)
ED II: February 2, 2024
Tulane University ED I: December 5, 2023 at 4pm
EA: December 20, 2023 at 4pm CT
ED II: February 5, 2024 at 4pm
University of Chicago ED I: December 18, 2023
EA: December 18, 2023
ED II: February 16, 2024
University of Colorado – Boulder EA: by February 1
University of Denver ED I: early December
EA: late December – late January
ED II: mid-February
University of Georgia EA (in-state): November 17, 2023
EA (out-of-state): December 15, 2023 at 4pm
University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign EA: January 26, 2024
University of Maryland EA: by February 1
University of Massachusetts Amherst EA: January 24, 2024
University of Miami ED I: December 8, 2023
EA: January 26, 2024
ED II: by late February
University of Michigan EA: by late January
University of Minnesota EA I: By January 31
EA II: by February 15
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill EA: January 31, 2024
University of Notre Dame REA: December 15 at 6:42pm EST
University of Pennsylvania ED: December 14, 2023 at 7pm EST (source: email)
University of Richmond ED I: December 27, 2023
EA: January 26, 2024
ED II: February 16, 2024
University of Rochester ED I: December 9, 2023
ED II: early February
University of San Francisco ED: December 12, 2023
EA: late January
University of Southern California EA: January 19, 2024
University of South Carolina EA: December 15 in the Late Afternoon
University of Tennessee EA: December 20, 2023
University of Texas at Austin Priority: February 1, 2024
University of Vermont ED: December 1, 2023
EA: December 20, 2023
University of Virginia ED: December 15, 2023 at 5pm
EA: February 2, 2024 at 5pm
University of Wisconsin EA: on or before January 31
Vanderbilt University ED I: December 14, 2023 at 5pm CST (source: email)
ED II: mid-February
Vassar College ED I: December 12, 2023 
ED II: January 27, 2024
Villanova University ED I: December 15, 2023
EA: January 19, 2024
ED II: February 12, 2024
Virginia Tech EA: February 3, 2024
Wake Forest University ED I: Rolling
EA: January 13, 2024
ED II: February 9, 2024
Washington & Lee University ED I: December 13, 2023 at 8pm EST
ED II: January 26, 2024 at 8pm EST
Washington University in St. Louis ED I: December 15, 2023
ED II: February 8, 2024
Wellesley College ED I: December 8, 2023
ED II: February 11, 2024
Wesleyan University ED I: December 9, 2023 (Source: Instagram story)
ED II: February 11, 2024
Willamette University EA: December 8, 2023
ED: December 8, 2023
William & Mary ED I: December 5, 2023
ED II: January 24, 2024
Williams College ED: December 8, 2023
Worcester Polytechnic Institute ED I: December 13, 2023
EA I: January 10, 2024 at 5pm
ED II: February 14, 2024 at 5pm
EA II: February 14, 2024 at 5pm
Yale University SCEA: December 14 at 5pm (source: portal)

 

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