HURRY UP … AND WAIT

HURRY UP … AND WAITSo, you’ve spent the last few months frantically working to meet your college deadlines.  You’ve done draft after draft of “Why do you want to go to Dream U?”, politely nagged your teachers to send in recommendations, camped out in your counselor’s office to make sure your transcripts have been sent and your fingers have blisters from keying in the endless customer service prompts at College Board to find your lost SAT scores.   And, then, you wait.  And you wait.  And you wait some more.   Well, the waiting is ALMOST over for early deadline schools.  According to Top Tier Admissions,  here’s when you can expect your answers:

 

School

Early Deadline Schedule

Amherst College

December 15

Babson College

ED: Mid-December

EA: By January 1

Barnard College

Mid-December

Bentley University

Late December

Boston College

By December 25

Boston University

ED I: December 15

ED II: February 15

Brown University

TBD

Caltech

Mid-December

Carnegie Mellon University

ED: December 15

Claremont McKenna College

ED I: December 15

ED II: February 15

Colby College

ED I: December 15

ED II: February 10

Columbia University

Mid-December

Connecticut College

ED I: Mid-December

ED II: Mid-February

Cornell University

Mid-December

Dartmouth College

Mid-December

Dickinson College

Mid-December

Duke University

December 15

Emerson College

Mid-December

Emory University

ED I: December 15

EDII: February 15

Georgetown University

December 15

Harvard University

December 12

Harvey Mudd College

ED I: mailed December 15

ED II: mailed February 15

Haverford College

ED I: December 15

ED II: February 15

Johns Hopkins University

December 15

Middlebury College

ED I: Mid-December

ED II: Mid-February

MIT

Mid-December

NYU

ED I: December 15

ED II: February 15

Northeastern

ED I: December 15

ED II: February 15

Northwestern University

Mid-December

Pomona College

ED I: by December 15

ED II: by February 15

Princeton University

Mid-December

Rice University

Mid-December

Stanford University

December 15

Swarthmore College

ED I: online by December 15

ED II: online by February 15

Tufts University

ED I: Mid-December

ED II: Mid-February

Tulane University

EA: December 17

ED I: November 27

ED II: by January 19

University of Chicago

EA: Mid-December

ED I: Mid-December

ED II: Mid-February

University of Miami

EA: Late January

ED I: Late December

ED II: Mid-February

University of Michigan

No later than December 24

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

End of January

University of Pennsylvania

Mid-December

University of Virginia

By end of January 2018

Vanderbilt University

ED I: December 15

ED II: February 15

Villanova University

EA: December 20 (tentative)

ED: December 15 (tentative)

Wake Forest University

ED: notified by mail only on a rolling basis

ED II: notified by mail only, released approximately February 15

Washington University St. Louis

Mailed on December 15

Wellesley College

ED I: Mid-December

ED II: Mid-February

Wesleyan University

ED I: Mid-December

ED II: Mid-February

Williams College

By December 15

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

EA I: December 20

EA II: February 10

Yale University

Mid-December

Hurry Up and Wait!

Now that you have spent the last few months on too much coffee and not enough sleep as you try feverishly to submit your college applications by the early deadlines (hello, Georgia Tech at 10/15?), all you can do now is WAIT.  And, WAIT and WAIT.  Here’s when you are likely to hear back from your target schools:

School Name Early Decision Notification Date Early Action Notification Date Early Decision II Notification Date
Agnes Scott College 12/1/2018 12/15/2018  
Amherst College 12/15/2018    
Austin College 12/4/2018 1/15/2019  
Babson College Mid-December 2018 Mid-December 2018 Mid-February 2019
Barnard College Mid-December 2018    
Bates College 12/20/2018   2/15/2019
Boston College   12/25/2018  
Boston University 12/15/2018   2/15/2019
Brandeis University 12/15/2018   2/1/2019
Brown University Mid-December 2018    
Bryant College   Mid-January 2019  
California Institute of Technology   Mid-December 2018  
Carnegie Mellon University 12/15/2018    
Chapman University Mid-December 2018 Mid-December 2018  
Clemson College   2/15/2019  
Colby College 12/15/2018   2/15/2019
Columbia University Mid-December 2018    
Cornell University Mid-December 2018    
Dartmouth College Mid-December 2018    
Dickinson College Mid-December 2018 Mid-February 2019 Mid-February 2019
Duke University 12/15/2018    
Eckerd College   12/15/2018  
Elon University 12/1/2018 12/20/2018  
Emory University 12/15/2018   2/15/2019
Fordham University 12/19/2018   12/19/2018
Furman University 11/15/2018 12/20/2018  
George Washington University By late December 2018   By late February 2019
Georgetown University   12/15/2018  
Georgia Institute of Technology   1/12/2019  
Gonzaga University   1/15/2019  
Goucher College 12/15/2018 2/1/2019  
Hamilton College 12/15/2018   2/15/2019
Hampshire College 12/15/2018 2/15/2019 2/1/2018
Hampton University   12/28/2018  
Harvard University   Mid-December 2018  
Harvey Mudd College 12/15/2018   2/15/2019
High Point University 11/28/2018 12/17/2018 Rolling
Massachusetts Institute of Technology   Mid-December 2018  
Middlebury College Mid-December 2018   Mid-February 2019
Mount Holyoke College 1/1/2019   2/1/2019
New York University (NYU) 12/15/2018   2/15/2019
Northeastern University 12/15/2018   2/15/2019
Pomona College 12/15/2018   2/15/2019
Princeton University   Mid-December 2018  
Purdue University   1/15/2019  
Rutgers University   1/31/2019  
Santa Clara University Late December 2018 Late December 2018 2/15/2019
Sarah Lawrence College Late December 2018 Late December 2018 Early February 2019
Skidmore College Mid-December 2018   2/15/2019
Smith College Mid-December 2018    
South Methodist University Mid-December 2018   3/1/2019
Stanford University   12/15/2018  
Swarthmore University Mid-December 2018    
Tufts University Mid-December 2018   Mid-February 2019
Tulane University 12/15/2018 1/15/2019  
University of Chicago Mid-December 2018   Mid-February 2019
University of Illinois at Chicago   12/1/2018  
University of Maryland   2/1/2019  
University of Miami Late December 2018 Late January 2019 Mid-February 2019
University of North Carolina (UNC)   Late January 2019  
University of Notre Dame   Mid-December 2018  
University of Pennsylvania Mid-December 2018    
University of Richmond 12/15/2018 1/25/2019 2/15/2019
University of South Carolina   12/12/2018  
University of Virgnia   Late January 2019  
University of Wisconsin   Late January 2019  
Vanderbilt University 12/15/2018   2/15/2019
Villanova University 12/20/2018 1/15/2019  
Wake Forest University Rolling Basis   2/15/2019
Washington University in St. Louis 12/15/2018   2/15/2019
Wellesley College Mid-December 2018   Mid-February 2019
Williams College 12/15/2018    
Worcester Polytechnic Institute   12/20/2018  
Yale University   Mid-December 2018  
 

While waiting can be frustrating, delight in the fact that you are done and can enjoy school events and holidays with family while many of your (less organized, procrastinating) classmates are feeling the pain of regular deadlines that are, by the way, just around the corner!

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