Northwestern Early Decision for Fall 2022 Admission

Northwestern University offers Early Decision but does not offer Early Action for freshman admissions.

The Early Decision (ED) deadline for Fall 2022 admission is November 1. Here are additional dates, straight from the source:

  • October: Last date for standardized tests (SAT and/or ACT); plan college visits and campus tours
  • November 1: Applications are due
  • November 15: Music applicants auditions must be scheduled
  • December 1: Completed CSS Financial Aid Profile is due
  • Mid-December: Admission decisions are made
  • February 1: Nonrefundable tuition deposit is due
  • February 15: Completed FAFSA online form is due
  • March 5: Submit tax materials to College Board’s IDOC Service

Last year, Northwestern admitted 1,096 of the 4,399 applicants who applied early decision. The acceptance rate was 24.91%.

For more information visit the Northwestern University page on College Confidential.

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do we get a portal after we submit our applications or when we start working on the common app?

After you apply

how is everyone feeling about their ED chances to northwestern
Do you think there will be more ED applicants this year

when do the results usually come out?
I believe last year they had about ~5k applicants in ED

I believe my daughter got hers Dec 18th last year.

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Fingers crossed!

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