In the fall of 2007, the University of Virginia and Princeton University dropped their binding Early Decision plans and Harvard eliminated Early Action. Now three years later, the University of Virginia will be implementing an Early Action plan for its applicants next fall and hopes to receive between 12,000 and 15,000 early applications.
Early Action applications at UVA would follow the same policy as other Early Action colleges. Applications would be due by November 1st, and while applicants will be notified by the middle of December, they wouldn’t have to commit until May 1st. Time will tell if this move will bring Early Action back to Harvard and if Princeton will follow suit.
Check out our earlier post on whether or not colleges will be dropping Early policies.