The Ivy Coach Daily

December 7, 2020

Class of 2025 Early Notification Dates

Last year, Stanford released Early Action notifications on December 7th. This year, decisions came out on December 11th (photo credit: King of Hearts).

Wondering when you’ll be receiving word from the school to which you applied in the Early Action / Early Decision round this year? Wonder no more! We’ve got the dates for you. From earlier notifiers like Boston College to late notifiers like Cornell University, you don’t have to stress anymore about when you’ll be hearing from these institutions. Unless of course — like many highly selective universities — they just tell you they’ll be notifying students in mid-December. We know, we know. What does mid-December mean? Does that mean December 10th? December 16th? In our experience, most highly selective schools tend to notify earlier rather than later when all they indicate in advance is mid-December. In any case, the Early Action / Early Decision notification dates for the Class of 2025 are listed below. Stay tuned for updates because, remember, these dates change frequently. In the end, colleges release when they wish to release — irrespective of what they may have declared previously. So think of these dates as, well, estimates.

College / University2020 Early Decision / Early Action Notification Date
Amherst College12/31
Barnard CollegeMid-December
Bates College12/20
Boston College12/3
Bowdoin CollegeMid-December
Brown UniversityMid-December
California Institute of TechnologyMid-December
Carnegie Mellon University 12/15
Colby CollegeBy 12/15
Colgate University Mid-December
Columbia University 12/15
Cornell University12/17 at 7 PM ET
Dartmouth College12/16 at 4 PM ET
Duke UniversityMid-December
Emory University12/9
Georgetown University12/15
Georgia Institute of Technology12/4 at 5 PM ET
Harvard UniversityMid-December
Haverford College12/15
Johns Hopkins University12/11
Middlebury CollegeMid-December
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyMid-December
New York University12/15
Northwestern University12/18
Pomona College12/15
Rice UniversityMid-December
Smith CollegeMid-December
Stanford University 12/11
Swarthmore College12/15
Tufts UniversityMid-December
Tulane University11/18 at 3:30 PM CT for ED; Week of 12/14 for EA
University of Chicago12/21
University of MichiganLate January
University of Notre DameMid-December
University of PennsylvaniaMid-December
University of Virginia12/15 for ED1; 1/25 for EA
Vanderbilt UniversityMid-December
Vassar CollegeMid-December
Villanova University12/15 for ED1; 1/15 for EA
Washington University in St. Louis12/15 for ED1; 1/15 for EA
Wellesley CollegeMid-December
Wesleyan UniversityMid-December
Williams College12/15
Yale UniversityMid-December

And if you’re curious how these dates compare to last year, allow us to satiate your curiosity by providing you the Early Decision / Early Action notification dates for the Class of 2024. As but one example, look when our students learned of their acceptances at Stanford last year. This year, students will just have to wait a little bit longer.

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