As colleges begin announcing Early Decision (ED) and Early Action (EA) results, you may be seeking guidance for things like dealing with deferrals, evaluating whether your financial aid packages meet your needs, or how to withdraw other applications if you intend to enroll at a school that accepted you. Fortunately, College Confidential is here with a toolkit that can guide you on all of these topics and more. Check out our resources below to ensure that you have everything you need to make the right college decision.
As colleges begin announcing Early Decision (ED) and Early Action (EA) results, you may be seeking guidance for things like dealing with deferrals, evaluating whether your financial aid packages meet your needs, or how to withdraw other applications...
Also, take note of the EA/ED release dates and connect with fellow applicants from your selected schools.
Amherst: Dec 11
Babson: Dec 17
I know this is a bit late, but I can’t find a thread for Babson 2025 ED applicants, so let’s start one. Feel free to share any updates and ask any questions here and best of luck!
Barnard: Dec 14
Hii class of 2025(enthusiasts lol) let’s talk about Barnard here
Bates: Dec 20
I haven’t seen a thread for this yet so I decided to start one! Who is considering applying to Bates this year?
Baylor: by Dec 15
I just wanted to start this thread for everyone who is applying to Baylor EA class of 2025 to talk, get to know more about the process and to ask any questions they may have to anyone who responds. Also if anyone wants to put their stats, quantitative, qualitative or both, that’d be fine too!
Boston U: Dec 15
Hi everyone! I wanted to start a thread where we can discuss our applications!
Boston College: Dec 15
My DS has applied ED I to Boston College, so I thought I would start a conversation for parents and students to share their perspectives and any information about the process now that the deadline for applications has passed…
Bowdoin: Dec 15
Official class of 2025 Bowdoin decisions!
Brandeis: Dec 15
Brown: Dec 17
Creating this b/c I don’t see a thread yet.
A bit about me: I’m a First-Year at Brown (Class of 2024) who applied ED, was deferred, and accepted RD. Feel free to ask any questions you might have, and I’ll do my best to answer them! Good luck to everyone who applied ED this year!
Decisions typically release on the 2nd Thursday in December, last-year at 6 pm Eastern. You’ll receive an email the week before decisions are slated to release and 2 days before decisions release, Slate (application portal management system that’s used by many colleges) will likely auto-generate an email after decisions release if you haven’t checked yours yet.
Bryn Mawr: tba
Starting a thread for Bryn Mawr early decision applicants! How are you guys feeling? I’m so excited!
CalTech: Dec 12
I haven’t seen any threads for Caltech EA 2025 yet, so I started one!
Decisions will be released tomorrow Dec 12 at 12:12PM PST
All the best to all of you !!!
Carnegie Mellon: Dec 12
Hi guys! I have noticed that there is no discussion thread for the Carnegie Mellon class of 2025. I was thinking that, with the deadline approaching so quickly, we should start a thread for ED applicants. It’s a super exciting journey that we’re all going through, so I thought we should have a place to share our experiences and ask questions. Feel free to add anything you like (comments, questions, concerns, etc.). Hope to hear from you all.
Case West Reserve: Dec 2 - ED: / Dec 19 - EA
My D is applying EA to CWRU so I’m starting this thread.
Case is her high match/low reach school and she plans to major in Biology and math. Any tips for successful admission is greatly appreciated.
Columbia: Dec 15
This is a thread to discuss the Early Decision results at Columbia. Good luck to everyone who applied!
Cornell: Dec 17
Hi everyone! It’s already September and we don’t have a thread yet, so I thought I’d go ahead and make one. Good luck to all the seniors applying early decision to Cornell.
Dartmouth: Dec 16
Hi everyone! I haven’t seen one of these yet this year but if there’s already one please let me know. I’m not really sure what you talk about on these but they make one every year. I guess we’ll just use it as a platform for questions and just general ranting lol.
Davidson: Dec 15
I’m applying ED1 to Davidson. Thought I’d create a thread. Does anyone have useful information about Davidson’s Academics. I’ve heard from several sources that it incredibly tough, how true is this? Also, what’s the campus and food like?
PM me if you’re also an ED applicant!
Duke: Dec 18
Hi guys! I was thinking that, with the deadline approaching so quickly, we should start a thread for Duke ED applicants (Trinity and Pratt). It’s a super exciting journey that we’re all going through, so I thought we should have a place to share our experiences and ask questions. Feel free to add anything you like (comments, questions, concerns, etc.). Hope to hear from you all!
Emerson: Dec 15
I haven’t seen any threads for Emerson College in this upcoming admissions cycle so I wanted to start one! I recently applied as a Media Arts Production Major with a focus in Screenwriting for Early Action. I wanted to give a place for us to discuss the school and programs. I really want to know when we should be getting our decisions because I’m so anxious! I saw that we should know around mid-December, and I just wanted to see if there was a more specific date people knew about.
Emory: Dec 15
Hi guys I have noticed that there is no discussion thread for Emory ED1 class of 2025. So I have decided to start the thread. I applied ED1 to both Emory and Oxford as an Economics major. Please update with stats and decision results that come out on 9th december. I wish the best of luck to all of you
Fordham: Dec 18
Two more days before EA Deadline so I’m starting this thread for parents/students to discuss and share info for Fordham Class of 2025.
Our D submitted EA app on 10/11 with all documents received to Fordham on 10/27. Now, we are waiting
Good luck to all !!!
George Mason: Dec 15
Georgetown: Dec 15
Hi I know this is extremely early but Georgetown is my dream school. I also have a ton of free time now that my summer plans have been cancelled. So HS c/o 2021 and people taking gap years feel free to post anything gtown related. If anyone is as anxious as me, PM me and we can be anxious together.
Georgia Tech: Dec 4
Wow, this forum is quiet. I’m surprised no one has started an EA thread yet. Here goes: EA1 for in-state applicants to GA Tech was due Oct 15, and EA2 for OOS applicants is due November 2. My D21 (OOS) submitted her app this past weekend. We are aware it is a reach.
My D21’s general stats:
SAT: 1590 (800 Math; 790 EBRW)
Major: Computer Science
Best of luck to everyone applying for the class of 2025!
Hamilton: Dec 15
I didn’t see a Hamilton ED 2025 forum so here! Who is applying ED 1?
Harvard: Dec 17
This is a safe space for anyone applying to Harvard next year to talk to other prospective applicants. Especially with the crisis that we are in now, numerous incoming seniors may not be able to receive the testing/information that they need for colleges. Not only this, but especially for those applying REA to Harvard, many summer programs have moved online or have been canceled. Whatever happens, we are all in this together. Let’s start planning for the application and good luck to everyone.
Harvey Mudd: Dec 11
My DS has applied ED to HMC. Less than 2 weeks to decision time. So, thought I’ll start a thread (since I didn’t see one already)
Hofstra: Dec 15 (rumored)
Thought I’d start this thread. Son submitted his application finally this morning. It’s gotten higher on his list. He’s interested in Poly-Sci and Film. Applying as Liberal Arts Undecided.
Howard U: Dec 11
Hello, saw that the forum is pretty empty so decided to create some discussions.
I am an International student and I applied EA to Howard. It’s one of my top choice cause my seniors who went to Howard are doing some great things rn (lol I sound like Trump).
And how are you all doing? If I get accepted this early December, sure am coming to Howard!
I have decent test scores and grades/GPA: nearly 1400 SAT, 3.8 ish GPA (Idk, school doesn’t do GPA). Two of my recent seniors got accepted into Howard with basically similar stats. They got the capstone scholarship and one had his tuition fee waived. If I do get accepted this year, what are the chances that I get a similar scholarship, given the coronavirus?
And lets make this thread more lively!
Johns Hopkins: Dec 11
I didn’t see a thread so created this one for ED applicants!
Macalester: Dec 6
Michigan State: Dec 15
I applied to Michigan State in late October but haven’t heard back I was just wondering if anyone has heard back and if so what were your stats and major? Thanks
Middlebury: Dec 12
Hey everyone. I thought I should make a thread since we’re only 8 days away from decision day.
MIT: Dec 19
I have applied to MIT in Early Action this year. Everyone who has done so (and who has not!) is welcome to join this discussion.
Notre Dame: Dec 16
What’s up! I just wanted to start this thread for everyone who is applying to Notre Dame REA or RD for the class of 2025 to talk, get to know more about the process, and to ask any questions they may have to anyone who responds. Also if anyone wants to put their stats: quantitative, qualitative or both, that’d be great too! I personally submitted my application about 2.5 weeks ago for restrictive early action. Its my top school and I would LOVE to be admitted.
Northeastern: by Dec 15
This thread is for any discussion/decisions for RD admissions this year!
The official decision date is by April 1st, but historically decisions are released earlier, likely within the range of 3/10 to 3/26 of this year. It will also likely be a Wednesday, though it has been Tuesday/Thursday in the past. Best guesses would be 3/18 or 3/25. Decisions will roll out over a single day geographically radiating out from Boston starting around 4PM EST. A small group of acceptances tend to be released mid-February, but this is a tiny fraction of the applicant pool.
Some notes for those hearing back:
Waves are released hourly on the hour, loosely by geography. Decisions are available on the portal on the hour with emails often coming 30 minutes or more after decisions are available, so if you’re anxious to hear back I’d recommend checking hourly around when your location is expected to hear back. Here are some estimated time ranges:
New England: 4-6PM EST
Northwestern: Dec 17
Let’s make some ED decision day predictions and post results when the day comes!
NYU: Dec 15
Hi guys I j submitted my ED 1 application for NYU Gallatin and realized there weren’t any threads on cc yet. I was hoping that we could share stats, questions, decisions, etc… on here
Ohio State: Dec 11
I just wanted to start this thread for everyone who is applying to Ohio State EA or RD class of 2025 to talk, get to know more about the process, and to ask any questions they may have to anyone who responds. Also if anyone wants to put their stats, quantitative, qualitative or both, that’d be fine too! I personally submitted my application about 2 weeks ago for early action, and was wondering if anyone has heard back from Ohio State yet?
Penn State: Dec 24
Rice: Dec 10
Anyone applying/applied to Rice ED this year? Is there a thread already on this? I’m not able to find it. All the best!
Skidmore: Dec 9
I am excited to announce I have verbally committed to the ED1 process at Skidmore as an athlete for the class of 2025. I know it’s early but I thought I’d start a thread for anyone else planning to apply ED1 this year.
Some of my stats:
3.9 UW GPA, 34 ACT/1510 SAT (competitive public high school)
Let me know if anyone has any questions.
Stanford: Dec 11
Felt annoying to be starting this so early but last year’s was started earlier, plus it’s not like we have anything else to do during quarantine lmao
Swarthmore: Dec 15
Hey! I thought I would make a conversation for fellow EDI applicants. Any idea when decisions will be released?
Tufts: Dec 15
Does anyone know when ED1 is coming out for Tufts? I know a lot of other schools have sent emails with official dates but I haven’t heard anything.
Good luck everyone!!!
Tulane: EA - Dec 17
Hello! This is a forum for those applying EA for Tulane. Ask questions and add decisions as they come in:
UNC Chapel-Hill: late Jan
I hope you are all staying safe. I figured I’d start this thread early, just because it looks like no one else has.
I am an instate senior and applied to UNC EA by the Oct 15 deadline. Feel free to share anything you’d like about yourselves-- this is a long wait, but hopefully a worthy one!
UPenn: Dec 16
I know it’s pretty early, but it can’t hurt to start now.
U. of Richmond: Dec 11
Hey! I submitted my ED I application to Richmond about a week ago and wanted to start a thread! On the portal, it says decisions will be released on or around December 15th, but does anyone know if it will be by mail or the portal?
UT Austin: Dec 11 - first “large” batch
Let the posts begin for the High School Class of 2021 applying for Fall 2021 at UT!
Vassar: Dec 8
Surprised to not see a Vassar 2025 ED1 thread yet.
Last year results came out Mon Dec 9th so maybe Dec 7th or 14th this year?
Vanderbilt: Dec 15
Hi guys! I was thinking that, with the deadline approaching so quickly, we should start a thread for Vandy ED I applicants. It’s a super exciting journey that we’re all going through, so I thought we should have a place to share our experiences and ask questions. Feel free to add anything you like (comments, questions, concerns, etc.). Hope to hear from you all!
Villanova: Dec 15
Decisions coming in 2 days (Dec 15). Post discussion and RESULTS for EARLY DECISION here. (No chance mes please)
Washington & Lee: Dec 16
DD is an ED1 hopeful. Looking forward to hearing her result on 12/11 or 12/18! Her sister attends and loves it there. Anyone else applying?
Wesleyan U.: Dec 12
Any updates on Wesleyan University’s ED1 decision notification dates - December 11th?
Williams: Dec 11
For those applying to Williams ED, Class of 2025, starting a discussion thread. Just ask any questions about applying ED this year regarding essays, test optional impact on application process for this year, COVID related impacts
Yale: Dec 16
I don’t see a thread, yet, for 2025 so I thought I’d start one. (Apologies to the moderators if I missed it.)