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Early, Rolling, and Priority Decision Release Dates - Class of 2028

Our Seniors worked hard all summer and fall to finally get to this moment – hearing back from their rolling and early colleges! Below we have compiled a list of B2A students’ favorite, most applied to colleges and their release dates for Rolling, Priority, and Early applications.

What decisions may you hear for this early round?

  • Accepted – The colleges want you to enroll! You still have until May 1 (for most colleges) to officially decide. If you want to secure better housing options, you could begin putting down non-refundable deposits at certain campuses.

  • Deferred – The colleges like you, but they want more information and time to consider your fit. You will be reviewed again along with the Regular applicants.

  • Rejected – The colleges have decided to go with other applicants. Double check that you provided them all the necessary information. You may be able to appeal the decision depending on the colleges’ appeal policies which you will find on their websites.

Below, you will notice some colleges will have a vague release date of “mid December” or “late December.” 

Remember that there have been changes to college admissions this cycle due to the overturning of Affirmative Action. With that, some colleges have added new essay prompts and have reassessed how they will review student applications. These changes are new for both applicants and Colleges Admissions teams: be patient and check your application portals regularly. You may find a welcomed acceptance or even a notice that the college requires more materials from you in order to review your application.


(alphabetical order)

Rolling, Priority, and Early Release Dates

American University

ED I: December 31 or sooner

Amherst College

Babson College

ED I: mid December

EA: January 1 or sooner

Baylor University

ED: December 15 or sooner

EA: January 15 or sooner

Boston College

ED I: December 5

Boston University

Brown University


Carnegie Mellon University

Case Western Reserve University

Claremont McKenna College

ED I: December 15 or sooner

Clemson University

Columbia University

Cornell University

Dartmouth College

Drexel University

Duke University

Elon University

Emory University

Fordham University

George Washington University

ED I: late December or sooner

Georgetown University

Georgia Institute of Technology

EA I (for in-state applicants): December 8

Harvard University

Harvey Mudd College

Haverford College

Indiana University

EA: January 15 or sooner

Johns Hopkins University

Lehigh University

Lewis & Clark College


EA: December 16 @ 12:16 pm EST

New York University

ED I: December 15 or sooner

Northeastern University

ED I: January 1

EA: February 15 or sooner

Northwestern University

Ohio State University

Penn State University

EA: by December 24

Rolling submitted before Dec 1: by January 31

Rolling submitting after Dec 1: Rolling

Pepperdine University

Princeton University

Purdue University

Reed College

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rice University

Rutgers University

Santa Clara University

Southern Methodist University

Stanford University

Swarthmore College

Syracuse University

Texas A&M University

EA Engineering: mid-December

Non-Engineering applications in Top 10%: about 3+ weeks after submitting application

Non-Engineering applicants outside of Top 10%: January 1 - late March

Texas Christian University

ED I: December 1

EA: by January 1 or sooner

Trinity College

Tufts University

Tulane University

ED I: December 5

EA: January 10 or sooner

University of Chicago

University of Colorado – Boulder

EA: February 1 or sooner

University of Georgia

EA (for in-state applicants): November 17

EA (for out-of-state applicants): December 15

University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign

University of Maryland

EA: February 1 or sooner

University of Massachusetts Amherst

University of Miami

University of Michigan

University of Minnesota

EA I: January 31 or sooner

University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

University of Notre Dame

University of Pennsylvania

University of Rochester

University of Southern California

University of South Carolina

University of Texas at Austin

Priority: February 1

University of Virginia

ED: December 15

EA: February 15 or sooner

University of Wisconsin

EA: January 31 or sooner

Vanderbilt University

Vassar College

Villanova University

ED I: December 15

EA: January 20 or sooner

Virginia Tech

EA: TBD (previous years was late February)

Wake Forest University

ED I: Rolling

EA: January 15 or sooner

Washington University in St. Louis

Wellesley College

Wesleyan University

William & Mary

Williams College

Yale University

SCEA: December 14

 Our B2A Counselors would love to celebrate your acceptances and/or re-strategize your applications after deferrals and rejections. Please contact our offices to schedule 1:1 to decide what your next steps are to ensure you get the most out of your college applications.


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