Class of 2024 Early Decision Notification Dates

By IvyWise on Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Early Decision and Early Action Notification Dates for the 2019-20 Application Seasonclass of 2024 early decision notification dates

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!

It’s no surprise that the college admissions season is expected to be extremely competitive this year, especially after admission rates reached record-lows for the Class of 2023. It’s important that students know the benefits of applying in the early round – and the drawbacks – in order to find success in the admissions process. Students and parents also need to understand the latest admissions trends and how colleges are evaluating students’ applications

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 the most 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 early application decision notification dates for the Class of 2024. Expect these dates to change as we draw closer to mid-December. Check back regularly for updated date and times – especially for those without specific dates and times or those labeled “TBD.”

SchoolEarly Decision Notification Date
Amherst CollegeDecember 11th
Babson CollegeDecember 17th, 4pm
Barnard CollegeMid-December
Bates CollegeDecember 14th (Early Decision I)
Boston CollegeDecember 5th, 5:30pm EST (Early Decision I)

February 4th, 5:30pm ET (Early Decision II)

Boston UniversityDecember 15
Bowdoin CollegeDecember 13th, 7pm ET (Early Decision I)
Brandeis UniversityDecember 15
Brown UniversityDecember 12th, 6pm ET
Cal TechMid-December
Carleton CollegeDecember 13th, 8pm Minnesota Time
Carnegie Mellon UniversityDecember 15
Columbia UniversityDecember 12th, 7pm ET
Cornell UniversityDecember 12th, 7pm ET
Dartmouth CollegeDecember 12th
Duke UniversityDecember 12th, 7pm ET
Emerson CollegeDecember 13th
Emory UniversityDecember 11th, 6pm ET (Early Decision I)

February 5th, 6pm ET (Early Decision II)

George Mason UniversityDecember 12th
George Washington


Georgetown UniversityDecision letters mailed on December 12th
Georgia TechJanuary 18th, 10am ET
Hamilton CollegeDecember 15
Harvard UniversityNo earlier than December 12th, 7pm ET
Harvey MuddDecember 13th, 6pm PST
Johns Hopkins UniversityDecember 13th
Middlebury CollegeMid-December
MITDecember 14th, 12:14pm ET
New York UniversityDecember 12th (Early Decision I)

February 13th, 4pm EST (Early Decision II)

Northwestern UniversityDecember 13th
Oberlin CollegeDecember 14th (Early Decision I)
Occidental CollegeDecember 13th, 5pm PST (Early Decision I)
Pomona CollegeBy December 15
Princeton UniversityDecember 12th, 7pm EST
Rice UniversityDecember 12th, 5pm CT
Stanford UniversityDecember 12th, 7pm EST
Suffolk UniversityDecember 12th, 3pm
Swarthmore CollegeBy December 15
Tufts UniversityDecember 13th, around 7pm EST
Tulane UniversityNovember 20th, 4pm CST (Early Decision)

December 19th, 3:30pm CST (Early Action)

University of ChicagoDecember 18th, late afternoon (Early Action and Early Decision I)

February 14th at 4 PM CT (Early Decision II)

University of GeorgiaNovember 22nd

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

December 13th (Early Action)
University of MiamiLate December (Early Decision I)

Mid–Late January (Early Decision II)

Late January–Early February (Early Action)

University of MichiganDecember 19th
University of Notre DameDecember 13th, 6:42pm ET
University of PennsylvaniaDecember 16th, 7pm
University of RichmondDecember 6th (Early Decision I)

Around January 25th (Early Action)

Around February 15th (Early Decision II)

University of San FranciscoBy December 1st (Early Decision)

By mid-December (Early Action)

University of Texas at AustinBy February 1 (Priority Application)
University of VermontDecember 12th
University of VirginiaDecember 6th, evening (Early Decision)

January 31st (Early Action)

Vanderbilt UniversityMid-December (Early Decision I)

February 12th, after 5pm CT (Early Decision II)

Villanova UniversityJanuary 15th (Early Action)
Virginia TechBy December 15th (Early Decision)

By February 22nd (Early Action)

Washington & Lee UniversityDecember 13th
Washington University in St. LouisMid-December
Wellesley CollegeMid-December

ED Round I

Wesleyan UniversityDecember 14th
William & MaryDecember 6th, evening (Early Decision I)
Williams CollegeBy December 15
Worcester Polytechnic InstituteDecember 16th, 5pm EST (Early Action I)
Yale UniversityDecember 16th


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!

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