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Class of 2023 Early Decision Notification Dates

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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!

Once again, the college admissions season is expected to more competitive than ever, after admission rates reached record-lows for the class of 2022. It’s important that students know the benefits of applying in the early round – and the drawbacks – in order to find success in the admissions process. Students and parents also need to understand the latest admissions trends and how colleges are evaluating students’ applications.

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 2023. 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

Mid December (Early Decision)

January 1st (Early Action)

Barnard College

December 12, 2018 in the evening

Boston College

EA: December 18, 2018 in the evening

Boston University

December 15

Brandeis University

December 15

Brown University

December 13, 2018 at 6 pm ET

Cal Tech

Mid December

Carnegie Mellon University

December 15

Colgate University

ED I: December 13, 2018 in the evening

Columbia University

December 13, 2018 after 7 pm ET

Cornell University

December 10, 2018 at 7 pm ET

Dartmouth College

December 13, 2018 around 4 pm ET

Davidson College

December 15, 2018 at 10 am ET

Duke University

December 13, 2018 at 7 pm ET

Emory University

December 12, 2018 at 6 pm ET

George Washington


Mid December

Georgetown University

Mailed December 13, 2018

Hamilton College

December 15

Harvard University

December 13, 2018 after 7 pm ET

Harvey Mudd

December 15th (decisions mailed)

Johns Hopkins University

December 14, 2018 at 3 pm ET

Middlebury College

December 8, 2018 at 8 am ET


December 15, 2018 at 12:15 pm ET

New York University

December 13, 2018 by the afternoon

Northwestern University

December 15

Notre Dame University

Mid December

Occidental College

ED I: Mid December

ED II: Early February

Pomona College

By December 15

Princeton University

December 12, 2018 after 7 pm ET

Southern Methodist University (SMU)

December 4, 2018 at 7 pm CT

Stanford University

December 7, 2018 at 4 pm PT

Swarthmore College

By December 15

Syracuse University

ED I: Before Jan. 1

ED II: After Jan. 1

Tufts University

Mid December

Tulane University

November 19, 2018 at 4 PM CT (Early Decision)

December 20, 2018 at 3:30 PM CT (Early Action)

University of Chicago

December 17, 2018 in the late afternoon CT (ED and EA)

University of Michigan

By December 24

University of Pennsylvania

December 13, 2018 at 7 PM ET

University of Virginia

January 31st

Vanderbilt University

ED I: December 13, 2018 after 5:30 pm CT

Vassar College

ED I: Mid-December

ED II: Around Feb. 1

Washington University in St. Louis

Mid December

Wellesley College

Mid December

ED Round I


Williams College

By December 15

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

December 20, 2018

Yale University

December 14, 2018 after 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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