BC Early Decision for Fall 2022 Admission

Boston College offers Early Decision but does not offer Early Action for freshman admissions.

This year, the Early Decision (EDI) deadline for BC is November 1.

This year, the Early Decision (EDII) deadline for BC is January 1.

All ED1 applications should receive an admissions decision by December 15.

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Hi everyone! I was wondering if anyone knows when decisions for Early Decision I will be released or when BC will notify people of the date?

Last year, they came out on the evening of December 3rd, which was a Thursday.

The past two years decisions have come out the first Thursday of Dec. (Dec 3, 2020 and Dec 5, 2019). They tweeted out the Monday of that week that they will send an email to check your portal when they are ready. It was around 6 pm both years I think.

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Picking around the BC website it shows the enrollment deposits for early decision are due by 12/10/21 so that would support a 12/2/21 decision. So terrifying and exciting.

@Emaz, yes, I saw that too! Also on their website it said the enrollment fee needed to be paid within 10 days of receiving an offer.I wonder if it’ll come out on Dec 1? Did everyone get an email from BC saying decisions will be out early December? I’m so nervous!

Aaaaaahhhhhhhh so nerve wracking. I asked my daughter to check her email she never does. Did you receive an email??

I got an email a few days ago. It said the admission decision will be available in the Applicant Status portal in early December.

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where does it say the fee needs to be paid within 10 days? also yes I got an email about the decision coming back in “early December” a couple weeks ago

I can’t post a link, but from BC’s home page click on Apply in the top left; scroll down to the section where it says “early decision I and II”; at the bottom of that section click on the maroon link that says Early Decision vs. Regular Decision. It says “You will be required to submit an Enrollment Confirmation Fee to BC within 10 days of receiving your admission offer.”


I saw the 12/10/21 date yesterday but cannot find it today. Am I going a little crazy or has that page now been hidden? :crazy_face:

If you search BC admitted students you will find what you are looking for. Seems based on that decision time should be between Wednesday and Friday.


We should be receiving some sort of notice tomorrow night if they are on timeline for sending out decisions later this week- they posted on twitter that all ED decisions were out by 6:30 PM EST.

do you guys think that the BC acceptance rates for this year is gonna be comparable the c/o 2025? I was on a BC info webinar recently and one of the BC admissions counselors said that they got roughly double the amount of ED applications this year compared to last year. its not like they are gonna cut the ED acceptance rate in half because the number of applications doubled, right?..

hm if its really within 10 days and the website says 12/10 is the deadline then the decision should come out by 12/1

You got this from BC Admissions? I’m surprised they’d share this information this early. If they truly received double the applications, I’m assuming the acceptance rate would be cut by half. Think about it: 1600 students can’t be accepted from Early Decision 1 alone as that would already be over half of their entire incoming class. Keep in mind they still have Early Decision 2 and Regular Decision to pick from.

at an info session i was at they said they were going to accept roughly the same percentage as last year during the ed round, so yeah, acceptance rate will go down.

out of the ED1 applications they received this year, I wonder how many are for regular decision Gabelli scholarship.

I guess we’ll find out soon enough. Good luck everyone!

It makes sense that they’d accept roughly the same number of students. The question is whether or not the number of ED applicants actually doubled. I’d be extremely surprised if this was the case considering how spiked the number of applicants was last year due to COVID. I can’t imagine there was a spike twice as large as last year, especially since this is a much more “normal” year. Just my opinion, though.


I completely agree, I’d be surprised if they actually doubled as well.