About the Early Decision / Early Action category

Here you will find threads to discuss applications and decisions for the hundreds of Early Decision and Early Action programs at colleges throughout the U.S. You will find a thread for each school that has an ED/EA process. Use the thread to connect with other applicants, discuss strategy, and (eventually) share decisions! Each thread is tagged with early-decision, early-action, official, and the name of the school.

How do I find a specific college?

Click here to see an A-Z list of College ED/EA Threads

Abilene Christian University
Adelphi University
AdventHealth University
Agnes Scott College
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Albion College
Alfred University
Allegheny College
American University
Amherst College
Antioch College
Appalachian State University
Arkansas Tech University
Assumption University
Auburn University
Augusta University
Augustana College
Aurora University
Austin College
Avila University
Azusa Pacific University
Babson College
Bard College
Barnard College
Baruch College of the City University of New York
Bates College
Bay Path University
Baylor University
Becker College
Bellarmine University
Belmont Abbey College
Beloit College
Bennington College
Bentley University
Berea College
Berkeley College-New York City Campus
Berklee College of Music
Berry College
Binghamton University, State University of New York
Biola University
Birmingham-Southern College
Bloomfield College
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Blue Mountain College
Boston College
Boston University
Bowdoin College
Brandeis University
Bridgewater State University
Brown University
Bryan College
Bryn Athyn College of the New Church
Bryn Mawr College
Bucknell University
Butler University
Caldwell University
California Baptist University
California Institute of Technology
California Lutheran University
California State University Maritime Academy
California State University, San Bernardino
Canisius College
Carleton College
Carnegie Mellon University
Carroll College
Case Western Reserve University
Centenary College of Louisiana
Centre College
Champlain College
Chapman University
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
Christopher Newport University
Claremont McKenna College
Clark Atlanta University
Clark University
Clarkson University
Cleveland Institute of Art
Coe College
Coker College
Colby College
Colby-Sawyer College
Colgate University
College for Creative Studies
College of Charleston
College of Mount Saint Vincent
College of Saint Benedict
College of the Atlantic
College of the Holy Cross
Colorado State University
Columbia University
Concordia College-New York
Concordia University Irvine
Connecticut College
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
Cornell University
Cornish College of the Arts
Covenant College
Cox College
Creighton University
Curry College
Dartmouth College
Davidson College
Dean College
Denison University
DePaul University
DePauw University
Design Institute of San Diego
Dickinson College
Drake University
Drexel University
Duke University
Duquesne University
Earlham College
East-West University
Eastern Oregon University
Eckerd College
EDP University of Puerto Rico
Elmhurst University
Elmira College
Elon University
Emerson College
Emmanuel College
Emory & Henry College
Emory University
Endicott College
Erskine College
Fairfield University
Fairleigh Dickinson University, Metropolitan Campus
Fisk University
Five Towns College
Flagler College
Flagler College-Tallahassee
Florida Southern College
Fort Hays State University
Fort Lewis College
Framingham State University
Franklin & Marshall College
Frostburg State University
Furman University
George Fox University
George Mason University
Georgetown University
Georgia College & State University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia State University
Gettysburg College
Gordon College
Goucher College
Governors State University
Grace College
Grambling State University
Grinnell College
Grove City College
Guilford College
Gustavus Adolphus College
Hamilton College
Hamline University
Hampden-Sydney College
Hampshire College
Hampton University
Hanover College
Harding University
Hartwick College
Harvard University
Harvey Mudd College
Haverford College
Hawaii Pacific University
Hellenic College
Hendrix College
High Point University
Hillsdale College
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Hofstra University
Hollins University
Holy Cross College
Hope College
Howard University
Huntingdon College
Illinois College
Illinois Wesleyan University
Indiana University Bloomington
Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Bayam�n Campus
Inter American University of Puerto Rico, San Germ�n Campus
Iona College
Ithaca College
James Madison University
Jefferson College of Health Sciences
John Carroll University
Johns Hopkins University
Juniata College
Kalamazoo College
Kansas City Art Institute
Kean University
Kenyon College
Kettering University
King’s College
Knox College
La Salle University
Lafayette College
Laguna College of Art & Design
Lake Erie College
Lake Forest College
Lakeview College of Nursing
Lasell College
Lawrence University
Le Moyne College
Lees-McRae College
Lehigh University
Lesley University
Lewis & Clark College
LIM College
Linfield University
Living Arts College
Long Island University - Brooklyn
Long Island University - Post
Longwood University
Louisiana College
Loyola Marymount University
Loyola University Maryland
Loyola University New Orleans
Lubbock Christian University
Lycoming College
Lynn University
Lyon College
Macalester College
Madonna University
Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts
Maine Maritime Academy
Manhattan College
Manhattanville College
Marietta College
Marist College
Marlboro College
Maryland Institute College of Art
Marymount Manhattan College
Marymount University
Maryville College
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Massachusetts Maritime Academy
McDaniel College
MCPHS University
Menlo College
Mercer University
Meredith College
Merrimack College
Miami University
Michigan State University
Middlebury College
Midwestern State University
Mills College
Millsaps College
Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Mitchell College
Molloy College
Monmouth University
Monroe College
Montclair State University
Montserrat College of Art
Moody Bible Institute
Morehouse College
Morgan State University
Mount Holyoke College
Mount Saint Mary’s University
Mount St. Mary’s University
Muhlenberg College
Nazareth College of Rochester
Nebraska Wesleyan University
Neumann University
New College of Florida
New Hampshire Institute of Art
New York University
NewSchool of Architecture and Design
Niagara University
Nichols College
North Carolina State University
Northeastern University
Northern Vermont University-Johnson
Northwest Nazarene University
Northwest University
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Northwestern University
Notre Dame of Maryland University
Nova Southeastern University
Oakland City University
Oakwood University
Oberlin College
Occidental College
Oglethorpe University
Ohio University
Ohio Wesleyan University
Old Dominion University
Oregon State University
Otis College of Art and Design
Pace University
Pacific Union College
Paier College of Art, Inc.
Palm Beach Atlantic University
Penn State - University Park
Penn State Abington
Penn State Altoona
Penn State Beaver
Penn State Berks
Penn State Brandywine
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
Penn State Greater Allegheny
Penn State Harrisburg
Penn State Hazleton
Penn State Lehigh Valley
Penn State New Kensington
Penn State Schuylkill
Penn State Shenango
Penn State Wilkes-Barre
Penn State York
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Pepperdine University
Pitzer College
Point Loma Nazarene University
Pomona College
Pratt Institute
Presbyterian College
Princeton University
Providence College
Purchase College, State University of New York
Purdue University
Queens University of Charlotte
Quincy University
Quinnipiac University
Radford University
Ramapo College of New Jersey
Randolph College
Randolph-Macon College
Reed College
Regis College
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rhode Island School of Design
Rhodes College
Rice University
Rider University
Ringling College of Art and Design
Roanoke College
Roberts Wesleyan College
Rochester Institute of Technology
Roger Williams University
Rollins College
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Rutgers University - Camden
Rutgers University - New Brunswick
Rutgers University - Newark
Sacred Heart University
Saint Anselm College
Saint John’s University
Saint Joseph’s College of Maine
Saint Joseph’s University
Saint Mary’s College
Saint Mary’s College of California
Saint Michael’s College
Saint Peter’s University
Salem State University
Salisbury University
Salve Regina University
Santa Clara University
Sarah Lawrence College
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
School of Visual Arts
Scripps College
Seattle Pacific University
Seattle University
Seton Hall University
Shepherd University
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Siena College
Simmons University
Simpson University
Skidmore College
Smith College
Soka University of America
Southern Methodist University
Southern University at New Orleans
Southern Utah University
Southwestern University
Spelman College
Springfield College
St Johns College
St Johns College Annapolis
St. John Fisher College
St. John’s University
St. Lawrence University
St. Louis College of Pharmacy
St. Mary’s College of Maryland
St. Olaf College
Stanford University
State University of New York at New Paltz
State University of New York at Oswego
State University of New York College at Cortland
State University of New York College at Geneseo
State University of New York College at Old Westbury
State University of New York College at Oneonta
State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
State University of New York Maritime College
State University of New York Polytechnic Institute
Stetson University
Stevens Institute of Technology
Stillman College
Stonehill College
Suffolk University
SUNY Albany
Susquehanna University
Swarthmore College
Sweet Briar College
Syracuse University
Tarleton State University
Taylor University
Texas A&M University
Texas Christian University
Texas Lutheran University
The Catholic University of America
The College of Idaho
The College of New Jersey
The College of Saint Rose
The College of St. Scholastica
The College of Wooster
The Colorado College
The Culinary Institute of America
The Evergreen State College
The George Washington University
The Jewish Theological Seminary
The King’s College
The Master’s University
The University of Akron
The University of Kansas
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
The University of North Carolina Wilmington
The University of Scranton
The University of Tampa
The University of Tennessee
The University of the South
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise
Thomas Jefferson University
Tougaloo College
Towson University
Trinity College
Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Trinity University
Trinity Washington University
Tufts University
Tulane University
Tusculum University
Union College
United States Coast Guard Academy
United States Naval Academy
Unity College
University at Buffalo, the State University of New York
University of Arkansas
University of Chicago
University of Colorado Boulder
University of Dallas
University of Dayton
University of Denver
University of Detroit Mercy
University of Evansville
University of Georgia
University of Hartford
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Kentucky
University of Lynchburg
University of Maine
University of Maine at Farmington
University of Maine at Machias
University of Mary Washington
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Massachusetts Boston
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
University of Massachusetts Lowell
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus
University of Nevada, Reno
University of New England
University of New Hampshire
University of New Haven
University of Northwestern-St. Paul
University of Notre Dame
University of Oklahoma
University of Oregon
University of Pennsylvania
University of Puerto Rico at Cayey
University of Puerto Rico at Mayag�ez
University of Puget Sound
University of Redlands
University of Rhode Island
University of Richmond
University of Rochester
University of San Francisco
University of South Carolina
University of Southern Maine
University of St. Thomas
University of the Pacific
University of Utah
University of Vermont
University of Virginia
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ursinus College
Utica College
Vanderbilt University
Vanguard University of Southern California
Vassar College
Villanova University
Virginia Military Institute
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Wabash College
Wagner College
Wake Forest University
Warren Wilson College
Wartburg College
Washington & Jefferson College
Washington and Lee University
Washington College
Washington University in St. Louis
Wayne State University
Webb Institute
Webber International University
Wellesley College
Wells College
Wesleyan University
Western Carolina University
Western Washington University
Westminster College
Westmont College
Wheaton College
Wheaton College
Whitman College
Whittier College
Whitworth University
Widener University
Wilberforce University
Willamette University
William & Mary
Williams College
Wittenberg University
Wofford College
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester State University
Yale University
Yeshiva University
York College of Pennsylvania

My college is missing!
If you can’t find a college using the method above, post a reply on this thread and we can check if it should be added.

I’m considering/applying to multiple colleges - how can I track more than one thread?
Pin it! FInd the ED/EA thread for the school, then click on the little wrench at the bottom and choose “Pin Thread”. This will allow you to customize your own set of pinned ED/EA threads to the top of the page!
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I want to be notified if someone posts in a specific ED/EA thread!
You’re in luck! At the bottom of each thread is a button that usually has a bell icon:

Click on the button that says “Normal” and change it to “Watching”:

There’s a mistake in the data!
The threads are programmatically generated from a dataset that is produced each year. The current dataset is from January 2021. Additionally, each thread is a wiki, so members with a high enough level can edit the original post.

First, not a fan, plus it’s not in any order. . Hope this won’t make it more confusing to find stuff. On the Michigan one, I clicked on the Michigan page. Then it said to continue the conversation on cc. That took me to a list of colleges and not the Michigan forums… I would just have to search again for the Michigsn forums… Hmmm

Also what they did previous was have kids list their unweighted VS weighed GPA, Stat scores and list about themselves. It’s the best way to attempt to help and give factual advice. There is a thread there showing what the supermoderater (or whatever set up)…

Also try doing a search. No matter what I do I don’t come to this thread or school. Most are the “class of 2026”…this is the fall of 2022. But the search function seems lacking no matter how detailed I make it. When I put in University of Michigan the first thing is like Michigsn State etc. If I put in Early Acceptance after that still can’t get to this…

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Please put this list in alphabetical order, or better yet, put each one in the corresponding school forum and pin it to the top there.

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Yes, please put in alphabetical order! Though I was able to search using the “tag” search & find the appropriate thread easily. Speaking of, when you say “x% were accepted last year ED” - is this 2021 data?

Yes this ^^^… That’s what I thought was going to happen, pin it to the appropriate forum and pin. Otherwise you are taking people away from the forums and now they have multiple places to find information instead of just one location per school.

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Great feedback! Here’s what we’ll be changing:

  • For the colleges that have a dedicated category (e.g. Harvard, Penn State, Colgate, etc), we’ll move the ED/EA thread to that category. The thread will be pinned. [In Progress]
  • Colleges with no dedicated category will have their threads hosted here. [No work needed]
  • I’ll add a comprehensive list of colleges to the original post so that you can easily find a specific college using an A-Z list. :white_check_mark: [Done]
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This information seems to be different then your information for Michigan. This is from their website not a third party website.

Being accurate is a must to not confuse the applicants


We used the most popular private (purchased!) dataset to generate these posts. Apparently, some dates are badly mistaken. We’ll need to go through and make sure all 500+ are correct. In the meantime, feel free to edit the wiki of any school as well as post an update here.

In Michigan’s case, I copied the EA information directly into the original post.

New York University?

Updated! NYU Early Decision for Fall 2022 Admission

Hi Mike, if you are still adding to this list my apologies for jumping the gun, but Colorado School of Mines is doing EA this year (rather than rolling admissions) so please add to the list when you get a chance. Thanks!

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where is Pitt?

what day does cornell ED come out? I have seen things online for both December 11 and December 16.
also, will Penn State release any EA decisions early??

Go to the schools website or call them

Hi! Does anyone know when you have to accept an ED offer of admission? Or is it different for every school?

I heard earlier today that many colleges use ED to fill Athletic spots, lessening the availability of non-athletic spots in the pool. If this were true, it would be disturbing, has anyone else heard of this?

Please add Howard University for Early Decision.

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