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September 18, 2023

When Are College Applications Due?

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Learn the application deadlines for the 2023-2024 admissions cycle at America’s highly selective universities.

When are college applications due to America’s highly selective universities for the 2023-2024 admissions cycle? You may be searching for these institutions’ Early Decision/Early Action deadlines. Or perhaps you’re looking for the Regular Decision deadlines. Or maybe even the Transfer Admission deadlines. Either way, we’ve got these dates for you. So let’s check them out!

Early Decision/ Early Action Deadlines in 2023

For applicants to the Class of 2028, the following are the Early Decision/Early Action submission deadlines at America’s top 25 universities as ranked by US News & World Report in 2023:

College / University2023 US News Rank (“Best National Universities”)Early Decision/Early Action Application DeadlineEarly Decision II Application Deadline (if applicable)
Princeton University#1November 1st
Massachusetts Institute of Technology#2November 1st
Harvard University#3November 1st
Stanford University#3November 1st
Yale University#3November 1st
University of Chicago#6November 1st (EA and ED I)January 2nd
Johns Hopkins University#7November 1stJanuary 2nd
University of Pennsylvania#7November 1st
California Institute of Technology#9November 1st
Duke University#10November 1st
Northwestern University#10November 1st
Dartmouth College#12November 1st
Brown University#13November 1st
Vanderbilt University#13November 1stJanuary 1st
Rice University#15November 1st
Washington University in St. Louis#15November 1stJanuary 3rd
Cornell University#17November 1st
Columbia University#18November 1st
University of Notre Dame#18November 1st
University of California, Berkeley#20November 30th
University of California, Los Angeles#20November 30th
Carnegie Mellon University#22November 1stJanuary 3rd
Emory University#22November 1stJanuary 1st
Georgetown University#22November 1st
New York University#25November 1stJanuary 1st
University of Michigan – Ann Arbor#25November 1st
University of Southern California#25November 1st
University of Virginia#25November 1st (EA and ED)

Regular Decision Deadlines in 2024

For applicants to the Class of 2028, the following are the Regular Decision submission deadlines at America’s top 25 universities:

College / University2023 US News Rank (“Best National Universities”)Regular Decision Application Deadline
Princeton University#1January 9th
Massachusetts Institute of Technology#2January 1st
Harvard University#3January 1st
Stanford University#3January 5th
Yale University#3January 2nd
University of Chicago#6January 2nd
Johns Hopkins University#7January 2nd
University of Pennsylvania#7January 5th
California Institute of Technology#9January 3rd
Duke University#10January 2nd
Northwestern University#10January 3rd
Dartmouth College#12January 2nd
Brown University#13January 3rd
Vanderbilt University#13January 1st
Rice University#15January 4th
Washington University in St. Louis#15January 3rd
Cornell University#17January 2nd
Columbia University#18January 1st
University of Notre Dame#18January 1st
University of California, Berkeley#20N/A
University of California, Los Angeles#20N/A
Carnegie Mellon University#22January 3rd
Emory University#22January 1st
Georgetown University#22January 10th
New York University#25January 5th
University of Michigan – Ann Arbor#25February 1st
University of Southern California#25January 15th
University of Virginia#25January 5th

Transfer Admission Deadlines in 2023/2024

For students who intend to apply as transfers during the 2023-2024 admissions cycle, the following are the Transfer Admission submission deadlines:

College / University2023 US News Rank (“Best National Universities”)Transfer Admission Deadline
Princeton University#1March 1st
Massachusetts Institute of Technology#2October 15th for Spring Entry and March 15th for Fall Entry
Harvard University#3March 1st
Stanford University#3March 15th
Yale University#3March 1st
University of Chicago#6March 1st
Johns Hopkins University#7March 1st
University of Pennsylvania#7March 15th
California Institute of Technology#9February 15th
Duke University#10March 15th
Northwestern University#10March 15th
Dartmouth College#12March 1st
Brown University#13October 2nd for Spring Entry and March 1st for Fall Entry
Vanderbilt University#13March 15th
Rice University#15November 1st for Spring Entry and March 15th for Fall Entry
Washington University in St. Louis#15March 1st
Cornell University#17March 15th
Columbia University#18March 1st
University of Notre Dame#18March 15th
University of California, Berkeley#20November 30th
University of California, Los Angeles#20November 30th
Carnegie Mellon University#22October 15th for Spring Entry and February 15th for Fall Entry
Emory University#22March 15th
Georgetown University#22March 1st
New York University#25November 1st for Springy Entry and April 1st for Fall Entry
University of Michigan – Ann Arbor#25Winter 2024 (Classes begin January 3, 2024) Deadline is October 1, 2023

Spring 2024 (Classes begin April 30, 2024) Deadline is February 1, 2024

Summer 2024 (Classes begin June 26, 2024) Deadline is February 1, 2024

Fall 2024 (Classes begin last week of August, 2024) Deadline is February 1, 2024
University of Southern California#25February 15th
University of Virginia#25October 1st for Spring Entry and March 1st for Fall Entry

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