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Class of 2022 Early Decision Notification Dates

Wed, Oct 11, 2017 @ 11:37 AM

early decision notificatino datesEarly Decision and Early Action Notification Dates for the 2017-18 Application Season

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It won’t be long before the first early admission decisions are released. Are you ready? Here’s our annual list of early decision notification dates!

The college admissions season has been relatively uneventful for the class of 2022, after a few years of major changes like the new SAT, the release of the Coalition application, and more. The Common Application, however, did see some changes for the 2017-18 admissions season.

Admission rates reached record-lows for the class of 2021, so students, especially those applying to highly competitive institutions, are looking for ways to stand out in order to gain admission to their top-choice colleges. For some students, applying early decision or early action is one strategy they utilize in order to increase their chances of admission as it demonstrates their interest in their top-choice colleges.

Applying early decision or early action is not a decision to be taken lightly. Students should be informed and 100% ready to apply before submitting early applications. This means their grades are in tip-top shape, their application is complete, they’re finished with their standardized testing, and they know for sure that their early college is where they want to attend if applying early decision. By knowing what to expect and when, students can better prepare for the next step in the admissions process, no matter the outcome of their early application.

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 admission decision release date list is the most comprehensive and is 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 class of 2022 decision dates for early decsison and early action applications. 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.”


Early Decision Notification Date

Amherst College

December 15

Babson College

ED: Dec. 12, 2017 at 4 PM ET

EA: By January 1

Barnard College

Dec. 12, 2017

Boston College

Dec. 14, 2017

Boston University

Dec. 11, 2017

Brandeis University

December 15

Brown University

Dec. 14, 2017 at 6 PM ET

Cal Tech


Carnegie Mellon University

Dec. 10, 2017

Columbia University

Dec. 14, 2017 after 7 PM ET

Cornell University

Dec. 11, 2017

Dartmouth College

Dec. 14, 2017 at 4 PM ET

Duke University

Dec. 14, 2017 at 7 PM ET

Emory University

Dec. 14, 2017 at 6 PM ET

George Washington


ED I: By Late December

ED II: By Late February

Georgetown University

December 15

Hamilton College

December 15

Harvard University

Dec. 12, 2017 after 5 PM ET

Harvey Mudd College

ED I: Decisions mailed December 15

ED II: Decisions mailed February 15

Johns Hopkins University

By December 15

Middlebury College

Dec. 9, 2017 at 8 AM ET


Dec. 14, 2017 at 6:28 PM ET

New York University

ED I: Dec. 15, 2017 at 5 PM ET

ED II: February 15

Northwestern University


Notre Dame University


Pitzer College

Dec. 18, 2017 at 3 PM PT

Pomona College

ED I: Dec. 8, 2017

ED II: By February 15

Princeton University

Dec. 13, 2017 after 3 PM ET

Stanford University

Dec. 8, 2018 at 4 PM PT

Swarthmore College

By December 15

Tufts University


Tulane University

Early Decision: December 15

Early Action: January 15

University of Chicago

EA and ED I: Dec. 18, 2017 in the late afternoon (an email will be sent when decisions are available)

ED II: Mid-February

University of Michigan

By December 24

University of Pennsylvania

Dec. 13, 2017 at 7 PM ET

University of Virginia

January 31

Vanderbilt University

ED I: Dec. 14, 2017 after 5:30 PM CT (6:30 PM ET)

ED II: February 15

Virginia Tech

Dec. 12, 2017 after 6 PM ET

Washington University in St. Louis

Dec. 14, 2017 at 6 PM ET

Wellesley College

ED I: Mid-December

ED II:  Late February

Williams College

By December 15

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

December 20

Yale University

Dec. 14, 2017 around 5 pm ET


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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