Class of 2025 Early Decision Notification Dates

By IvyWise on Thursday, October 1, 2020

class of 2024 early decision notification datesEarly Decision and Early Action Notification Dates for the 2020-21 Application Season

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!

This year’s college admissions cycle has been characterized by several changes brought about by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Many colleges have temporarily moved to test-optional admissions due to SAT/ACT cancellations, while others have extended their deadlines to give applicants more time to compile their applications. Although some elements of this year’s application process may feel a bit different, the anticipation surrounding decision notification dates remains high.

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 2025. 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.”


SchoolEarly Decision Notification Date
Amherst CollegeDecember 15th
Babson CollegeMid-December
Barnard CollegeMid-December
Bates CollegeDecember 20th (Early Decision I)
Boston CollegeDecember 15th
Boston UniversityDecember 15
Bowdoin CollegeMid-December
Brandeis UniversityDecember 15
Brown UniversityMid-December
Cal TechMid-December
Carleton CollegeDecember 15th
Carnegie Mellon UniversityDecember 15th
Columbia UniversityMid-December
Cornell UniversityDecember 12th, 7pm ET
Dartmouth CollegeMid-December
Duke UniversityMid-December
Emerson CollegeMid-December
Emory UniversityDecember 15th
George Mason UniversityMid-December
George WashingtonUniversityLate-December
Georgetown UniversityDecember 15th
Georgia TechMid-December
Hamilton CollegeDecember 15
Harvard UniversityMid-December
Harvey MuddDecember 15th
Johns Hopkins UniversityDecember 11th
Middlebury CollegeMid-December
New York UniversityDecember 15th
Northwestern UniversityMid-December
Oberlin CollegeDecember 15th
Occidental CollegeDecember 15th
Pomona CollegeBy December 15
Princeton UniversityApril 1st
Rice UniversityMid-December
Stanford UniversityDecember 15th
Suffolk UniversityMid-December
Swarthmore CollegeMid-December
Tufts UniversityMid-December
Tulane UniversityDecember 15th
University of ChicagoMid-December
University of GeorgiaMid-December

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of MiamiLate December
University of MichiganLate January
University of Notre DameMid-December
University of PennsylvaniaMid-December 
University of RichmondDecember 15th
University of San FranciscoMid-December
University of Texas at AustinBy February 1
University of VermontDecember 17th
University of VirginiaMid-December
Vanderbilt UniversityDecember 15th
Villanova UniversityBy December 15th
Virginia TechBy December 15th 
Washington & Lee UniversityLate-December 13th
Washington University in St. LouisDecember 15th
Wellesley CollegeMid-December
Wesleyan UniversityMid-December
William & MaryEarly December
Williams CollegeMid-December
Worcester Polytechnic InstituteDecember 15th
Yale UniversityMid-December


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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