Your essays have been written and rewritten. Your resume has been filled with the perfect eye-catching verbs. Your recommenders have uploaded their letters. You've pressed send. You've done it all.
Now the wait.
The purgatorial state of college admissions Early Action has settled upon you, and unlike the mountain that Dante climbs in the ol' Purgatorio, there's not a thing more you can do to reach that edenic state at the top: acceptance.
Thankfully, the wait can be made more bearable by knowing when exactly you can expect a yay (acceptance) or a nay (rejection or deferment) on your application.
Here's a list of the major universities and their Early Action/Early Decision notification dates:
Amherst College - December 15
Barnard College - Mid-December
Boston College - By December 25
Brown University - Mid-December
Cal Tech - Mid-December
Carnegie Mellon University - December 15
Columbia University - Mid-December
Cornell University - Mid-December
Dartmouth College - Mid-December
Duke University - December 15
Georgetown University - December 15
Harvard University - Mid-December
Johns Hopkins University - By December 15
MIT - Mid-December
Northwestern University - Mid-December
Notre Dame University - Mid-December
Princeton University - Mid-December
Rice University - Mid-December
Stanford University - By December 15
Tufts University - Mid-December
University of Michigan - By December 24
University of Pennsylvania - Mid-December
University of Virginia - January 31
Washington University in St. Louis - By December 15
Yale University - Mid-December
Of course, some of you may not have applied to (or may not have only applied to) the Early Action/Early Decision colleges.
If you still need help with submitting applications and essays to Regular Decision schools, look no further than B2A's college admissions services! We can tighten an essay's focus, make your resume come to life, and overall present you as your best self. The early bird gets the worm, but don't forget: slow and steady also wins the race.