Many Early Decision and Early Action Deadlines Are Just One Month Away
Update: If you’re looking for the 2014-15 early decision notification dates for the Class of 2019, you can find them here.
With the start of October we’re roughly one month away from the first early decision and early action application deadlines. It’s crunch time for students applying to their top-choice schools in the early round, and making note of early deadlines and the resources available to early applicants is important in this crucial stage of the admissions season.
Many schools can have several different application deadlines, so it’s important to make sure you’re on track and prepared for the correct application submission date. Last year, many early and regular admission deadlines were extended due to Common App technical problems However, this year has been fairly smooth so deadlines are unlikely to change.
For students applying early decision or early action, it’s important to understand the nuances of the early admissions process and how applying early will affect their chances of admission. Here are some resources to help students get through this first round of application deadlines.
- Early, Rolling, and Regular: Understanding Application Options
- The Truth About Applying Early Decision or Early Action
- Why Applying Early Might Benefit Your Chances of Admission
- Life After Early Application Submission
- Class of 2018 Early Admission Rates
- Last Minute Tips for Your College Admissions Essays
The most important thing that students applying early decision or early action can do is be mindful of the application deadlines. Here are some of the early application deadlines for those applying for admission into the Class of 2019.
|School||Early Application Deadline|
|Amherst College||Nov. 15|
|Boston College||Nov. 1|
|Brown University||Nov. 1|
|Columbia University||Nov. 1|
|Cornell University||Nov. 1|
|Dartmouth College||Nov. 1|
|Duke University||Nov. 1|
|Emory University (ED I)||Nov. 1|
|Georgetown University||Nov. 1|
|George Washington University||Nov. 1|
|Harvard University||Nov. 1|
|Johns Hopkins University||Nov. 1|
|Massachusetts Institute of Technology||Nov. 1|
|Middlebury College||Nov. 1|
|New York University||Nov. 1|
|Northwestern University||Nov. 1|
|Princeton University||Nov. 1|
|Stanford University||Nov. 1 (with Arts Supplement Oct. 15)|
|Tufts University||Nov. 1|
|University of Chicago||Nov. 1|
|University of Michigan||Nov. 1|
|University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill||Oct. 15|
|University of Notre Dame||Nov. 1|
|University of Pennsylvania||Nov. 1|
|University of Virginia||Nov. 1|
|Vanderbilt University||Nov. 1|
|Williams College||Nov. 15|
|Yale University||Nov. 1|
Keep in mind, some schools may adjust their application deadlines as the date draws closer if there are circumstances that could negatively impact students (i.e. Common App problems, extreme weather, etc.), so be sure to check back periodically for any updated deadlines.