EA / ED Central (with Megathread links)

Hi CC!

Application season is in full swing now that we’re in October. This is a big month for those applying to colleges with either an Early Action or Early Decision program. Some deadlines have passed already, but a large group of schools have their deadlines on 11/15. To make it easier to find discussion threads and resources for EA/ED, we’ve put together a page for you:

Early Admissions Central

We want to make resources and discussions as easy to find as possible, so let us know if you have suggestions for what to include! We’ll keep updating the page as deadlines pass so you have the links all in one place.

Upcoming Deadlines

12/1 (Click to see a list of colleges)

Adelphi University
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Albion College
Allegheny College
Auburn University
Austin College
Beloit College
Caldwell University
Canisius College
Centenary College of Louisiana
Centre College
Christopher Newport University
Clarkson University
Cleveland Institute of Art
Colby-Sawyer College
College for Creative Studies
Colorado State University
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
Cornish College of the Arts
Curry College
Dean College
DePauw University
Drake University
Duquesne University
Earlham College
Eastern Oregon University
Emerson College
Fairleigh Dickinson University, Metropolitan Campus
Fisk University
Furman University
Gordon College
Goucher College
Grove City College
Guilford College
Hamline University
Hampden-Sydney College
Hampshire College
Hanover College
Haverford College
Illinois College
Iona College
Ithaca College
John Carroll University
Juniata College
Kansas City Art Institute
King’s College
Lesley University
Longwood University
Lycoming College
Manhattanville College
Marymount Manhattan College
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
MCPHS University
Meredith College
Miami University
Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Molloy College
Monmouth University
Montclair State University
Montserrat College of Art
Moody Bible Institute
Mount Saint Mary’s University
Mount St. Mary’s University
Nichols College
Ohio Wesleyan University
Old Dominion University
Otis College of Art and Design
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Queens University of Charlotte
Radford University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Sacred Heart University
Saint Anselm College
Saint John’s University
Salisbury University
Siena College
Simmons University
Southwestern University
Springfield College
St. John Fisher College
St. John’s University
St. Louis College of Pharmacy
Stonehill College
Sweet Briar College
The College of Saint Rose
The King’s College
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
The University of the South
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise
Towson University
University of Dallas
University of Kentucky
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus
University of New Haven
University of Rhode Island
University of Utah
Ursinus College
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Wabash College
Wagner College
Washington College
Westminster College
Wittenberg University


Assumption University
Bay Path University
Emmanuel College
Endicott College
Iona College
Lees-McRae College
McDaniel College
Morehouse College
Northeastern University
Sacred Heart University
Seton Hall University
Unity College
University of New Haven
University of the Pacific
Washington & Jefferson College
Wells College

Past Deadlines (Sorry! too late)

11/15 deadlines (Click to see a list of colleges)

Agnes Scott College
Assumption University
Augusta University
Becker College
Berea College
Birmingham-Southern College
Bridgewater State University
Bryn Athyn College of the New Church
Clark University
College of Mount Saint Vincent
College of Saint Benedict
Concordia College-New York
Concordia University Irvine
Covenant College
Davidson College
DePaul University
Emory & Henry College
Fort Lewis College
Framingham State University
Frostburg State University
Georgia State University
Gordon College
Grinnell College
Gustavus Adolphus College
Hampton University
Hawaii Pacific University
Hendrix College
High Point University
Hofstra University
Hollins University
Illinois Wesleyan University
Kettering University
La Salle University
Lasell College
Le Moyne College
LIM College
Loyola University Maryland
Loyola University New Orleans
Lynn University
Lyon College
Marist College
Marymount University
Massachusetts Maritime Academy
McDaniel College
Menlo College
Merrimack College
Mills College
Millsaps College
Mitchell College
Nazareth College of Rochester
Northwest Nazarene University
Ohio University
Pace University
Point Loma Nazarene University
Presbyterian College
Purchase College, State University of New York
Quinnipiac University
Randolph College
Randolph-Macon College
Reed College
Regis College
Rhodes College
Rider University
Roger Williams University
Saint Anselm College
Saint Joseph’s College of Maine
Saint Joseph’s University
Salem State University
Sarah Lawrence College
Seattle University
Seton Hall University
Shepherd University
Spelman College
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 Oneonta
State University of New York Polytechnic Institute
Stonehill College
Suffolk University
SUNY Albany
Texas Lutheran University
The College of Idaho
The College of St. Scholastica
The College of Wooster
The Culinary Institute of America
The University of Scranton
The University of Tampa
Tulane University
University at Buffalo, the State University of New York
University of Colorado Boulder
University of Hartford
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Maine at Farmington
University of Mary Washington
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
University of New England
University of New Hampshire
University of Redlands
Wheaton College
Wofford College

10/31 and 11/1 (Click to see a list of colleges)

Agnes Scott College
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Alfred University
American University
Amherst College
Appalachian State University
Augustana College
Austin College
Babson College
Bard College
Barnard College
Baylor University
Bellarmine University
Beloit College
Bennington College
Berklee College of Music
Birmingham-Southern College
Boston College
Boston University
Brandeis University
Brown University
Butler University
California Institute of Technology
California Lutheran University
California State University Maritime Academy
Carnegie Mellon University
Carroll College
Case Western Reserve University
Chapman University
Claremont McKenna College
College of Charleston
College of the Atlantic
Cornell University
Drexel University
Duke University
Duquesne University
Earlham College
Eckerd College
Elmhurst University
Elmira College
Elon University
Emerson College
Emmanuel College
Emory University
Endicott College
Fairfield University
Fairleigh Dickinson University, Metropolitan Campus
Fisk University
Flagler College
Flagler College-Tallahassee
Florida Southern College
George Fox University
George Mason University
Georgetown University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Gordon College
Grove City College
Guilford College
Hamline University
Hampden-Sydney College
Hanover College
Hartwick College
Hellenic College
High Point University
Hillsdale College
Hofstra University
Hollins University
Hope College
Howard University
Indiana University Bloomington
Ithaca College
James Madison University
Johns Hopkins University
Kalamazoo College
Kean University
Knox College
Lake Forest College
Lawrence University
Lehigh University
Lewis & Clark College
Linfield University
Longwood University
Loyola Marymount University
Lubbock Christian University
Macalester College
Marlboro College
Maryland Institute College of Art
Marymount Manhattan College
Maryville College
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
McDaniel College
MCPHS University
Mercer University
Meredith College
Miami University
Michigan State University
Morehouse College
Mount St. Mary’s University
New College of Florida
New York University
North Carolina State University
Northeastern University
Northwest University
Northwestern University
Oglethorpe University
Oregon State University
Pace University
Penn State - University Park
Penn State Abington
Penn State Altoona
Penn State Lehigh Valley
Penn State New Kensington
Penn State Schuylkill
Pepperdine University
Pratt Institute
Providence College
Queens University of Charlotte
Quinnipiac University
Ramapo College of New Jersey
Randolph-Macon College
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rhode Island School of Design
Rhodes College
Rice University
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Rutgers University - Camden
Rutgers University - New Brunswick
Saint Mary’s College of California
Salve Regina University
Santa Clara University
Simmons University
Smith College
Soka University of America
Southern Methodist University
Southwestern University
Spelman College
St Johns College
St. Mary’s College of Maryland
St. Olaf College
Stanford University
State University of New York Maritime College
Stetson University
Susquehanna University
Texas Christian University
The Catholic University of America
The College of New Jersey
The College of Wooster
The Colorado College
The George Washington University
The Master’s University
The University of Kansas
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
The University of North Carolina Wilmington
The University of Tennessee
Thomas Jefferson University
Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Trinity Washington University
Tufts University
Tulane University
Union College
University of Arkansas
University of Dallas
University of Dayton
University of Denver
University of Evansville
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Mary Washington
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Massachusetts Boston
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus
University of Notre Dame
University of Oregon
University of Pennsylvania
University of Puget Sound
University of Richmond
University of Rochester
University of San Francisco
University of St. Thomas
University of Virginia
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ursinus College
Vanderbilt University
Villanova University
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Warren Wilson College
Washington and Lee University
Washington University in St. Louis
Wellesley College
Western Washington University
Westmont College
Widener University
William & Mary
Wittenberg University
Wofford College
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester State University
Yale University
Yeshiva University
York College of Pennsylvania

10/15 Deadlines

College of Charleston
Georgia College & State University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Hampden-Sydney College
Haverford College
Nebraska Wesleyan University
Roanoke College
Siena College
Texas A&M University
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
United States Coast Guard Academy
University of Georgia
University of South Carolina
Webb Institute
Westmont College

(This is a wiki now, so feel free to update the lists)


Do you know when schools announce when their ED decisions come out in December - the exact dates?

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Depends on the college.

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Any updates on ED decisions from schools?

Here’s a ?: Is it better to be deferred or waitlisted?

Deferred is until the next round of RD decisions from ED or EA usually

Waitlisted is when you are put on a list to be considered after the other rounds usually. Waitlisted may here before May 1, but usually after May 1.

There are places where you can be deferred and then waitlisted.

There are also offers of Spring semester starts and second year auto transfers.

There will most likely be an increase in waitlisting this year as colleges who ended up over enrolled try to manage housing and class sizes. It also is a tool for them to control their yield.

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I was pondering whether Early apps were up or not among Top30 type schools, after last year’s record-breaking ED/EA apps across many top schools. I found this from UVA’s Cavalier Daily, Nov 12,2021:
“The University received a record total of 3,442 early decision applications and 31,152 early action applications for the Class of 2026, a 17 percent increase in early decision applications and a seven percent increase in early action applications compared to last year”

Anyone else have info on other schools? Looks like it might be another crazy year with low acceptance rates.

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I have heard that some schools are up by as much as 30% for ED!

Wow, which ones?

UGA received 21,570 Early Action applications, of which 54% were out of state, 46% in state. That’s 3 percent more EA applicants than last year. They offered 8,917 acceptances, about 1400 of whom were offered Honors College. 9300 applicants were deferred to regular decision, 2000 were denied.


My daughter just heard back from LMU for film production – she applied ED and was accepted (heard back 3 weeks before we were expecting to, so a nice holiday surprise). The application letter said this year there have been 19000 applications for 1500 spots!


Hi, for the batch of 2026, i.e the students that have applied EA/ED for schools in 2021, if you have applied for either PSU(Penn State) or MSU(Michigan State) and got your admission decision, did you get a scholarship decision along with it??

Have any of you guys heard back from Emory University for ED?

A professor from my ED1 school reached out to me via email to discuss an honors program and research opportunities this past Friday. Do you think this means I’ve been accepted or is this a hoop to jump through? Are they evaluating my response? ED1 decisions will not be out until +/- Dec 17th.

Hi, my daughter has two HBCUs on her list, one being NCAT which is suppose to release EA tomorrow if you could add to the list. Thanks :+1:

I would not assume you’ve been accepted until you are accepted. I think it is a very good sign that the school reached out to you, but if you haven’t received a notice of acceptance, assume you are still under consideration and being evaluated. My daughter applied ED two years ago and about 2 weeks before the decision date the school asked her high school counselor for her 1st quarter grades, and then she got in.

Oh, I know I have not officially been accepted. I was just wondering if this has happened to anyone else…who then did get into their school. I’m trying to be hopeful while I wait :smiley:

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Heres a ?: Is it better to be Deferred or Waitlisted? Someone commented very few are differed and then accepted to my first choice school. But people do get off waitlist. I just want to prepare myself which is better deferral or waitlist?

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