When to know if you’re accepted early

December 1, 2006 at 8:30 am 46 comments

Posted by Dee

It’s December, which means that results from early admissions will be back soon enough.

Again, there seems to be no comprehensive list anywhere on the Internet that compiles the dates when each of the top schools report their decisions for early admissions, so I created one! The name of each school, along with the date you should expect a response and any special notes are provided. This data was taken from each college’s admissions Web site.

Brown: Early Decision applications decisions mailed “mid-december” 2006.

CIT: Early Action application decisions mailed “mid-december.”

Columbia University: Early Decision application decisions mailed “mid-december.” You will either be accepted, in which case you must accept the offer of admission unless financial reasons release you from the ED agreement, deferred, or rejected, in which case you cannot apply to Columbia again that year.

Cornell: Early Decision application decisions are mailed “mid-december” and your response to Cornell, if accepted, is due in early January.

Dartmouth: Early Decision application decisions mailed “mid-december.”

Duke: Early Decision application decisions are mailed “mid-december” and your response to Duke, if accepted, is due on January 2, 2006.

Georgetown: Early Action applicants are notified of admissions decisions on December 15.

Harvard: You can indicate if you want an email notification about your Early Action admission decision. Emails will be sent on Friday, December 15 after 5 p.m. Eastern Time.

Johns Hopkins University: Early Decision applicants are notified of admissions decisions on December 15, and have until January 15 to reply about enrollment.

MIT: Early Action application decisions are announced in “mid-december.”

Northwestern: Early Decision application decisions are made by December 15, and tuition deposit and enrollment reply are due by February 1.

NYU: Early Decision application decisions mailed “mid-december” and the response deadline is three weeks after their offer of admission is made.

Princeton: Early Decision application decisions are mailed “mid-december.”

Rice University: Early Decision applicants are notified on December 15, 2006 and a $100 nonrefundable deposit is due by January 2, 2007. Interim Decision applicants will be notified of their admissions decision on February 10, 2007, and a deposit is not due until the National Reply Date on May 1.

Stanford: Single-Choice Early Action application decisions are announced in “mid-december.”

University of Chicago: Early Action application decisions are made by “mid-december.”

University of Pennsylvania: Early Decision applicants are notified on December 15, 2006, and a confirmation of acceptance is due on January 1.

Yale: Single-Choice Early Action applicants are notified in “mid-december.”


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  • 1. Sam Jackson  |  December 2, 2006 at 1:50 pm

    Yale returns last year were Dec 15th 4:30pm online, give or take a few minutes. Online this year is dec 15th ‘sometime’ again.

  • 2. Rustin  |  December 2, 2006 at 9:06 pm

    According to Cornell’s Dear Uncle Ezra question and answer service, this year’s early decision results will be posted to online admissions accounts at exactly 5:00pm, Eastern time, on December 14.

    URL: http://ezra.cornell.edu/posting.php?timestamp=1164862800

  • 3. Mrs. Vant  |  December 2, 2006 at 10:41 pm

    Where can I get statistics on average GPA’s and test scores for minority applicants (latino, african-american, etc.) to Ivy League schools and other highly selective universities such as Stanford, Duke, etc.?

  • 4. Adam  |  December 4, 2006 at 5:41 am

    Penn’s are going up at 4 P.M. on Dec. 14

  • 5. jane  |  December 5, 2006 at 5:38 pm

    Dartmouth has said they will post by this Friday (12/8) at 3:00 PM.

  • 6. Mr. E  |  December 5, 2006 at 10:47 pm

    does anyone know if stanford puts decisions online? and if not, when do they mail the decisions?

  • 7. Lucas  |  December 6, 2006 at 1:58 am

    Quick question, does anyone know how Stanford distributes notifications? Does it post them on the web, or just mail them?

  • 8. Dee  |  December 6, 2006 at 2:36 am

    When I applied to Stanford last year, they put decisions up online on December 15th and they sent decisions by mail as well.
    If you log into your online account on Dec. 15, there should be a link to your decision there (unless it’s changed from last year). Good luck!

  • 9. SirTalon  |  December 7, 2006 at 7:09 am

    Penn mailed out letters saying decisions will be posted online Thursday December 14th at 5 P.M. EST.

  • 10. Ellen  |  December 7, 2006 at 10:38 pm

    Re Dartmouth ED date and Jane’s post:

    Jane or anyone else —

    Is there any way for me to find a confirmation of Dartmouth’s intention to announce its decision tomorrow for all/most/any applications?


  • 11. em  |  December 7, 2006 at 11:12 pm

    does anybody know more specifically when brown is notifying?

  • 12. jane  |  December 8, 2006 at 5:26 pm

    I know about Dartmouth’s notification date because they posted this announcement on ED candidates’ secure web site. (Well, at least on my son’s secure web site.)

  • 13. Sue  |  December 9, 2006 at 2:15 am

    Does anyone know what “mid-December” means for Northwestern? We’re assuming the 15th. Thanks, for any scoop!

  • 14. Sue  |  December 9, 2006 at 4:16 pm

    Does anyone know when Northwestern is notifying?

    I heard the Dartmouth info is out! As in, a friend knows he has been accepted.

  • 15. Jordy  |  December 11, 2006 at 3:50 am

    Brown should be up online by 5pm EST on Thursday, December 14th.

  • 16. Wendy  |  December 11, 2006 at 4:45 am

    Hey Em, I applied early to Brown too. They notify on the 14th (Thurs.) at 5 pm. Good luck to us both!

  • 17. Cooper  |  December 12, 2006 at 5:53 am

    Yeah, what is the deal with NU? They list “mid-December” as their date. Any specifics? My friend says last year it was around the 10th, but that has already passed…

  • 18. Sarah  |  December 12, 2006 at 8:43 pm

    Brown is definitely the 14th? That’s a whole 24 hours earlier than I thought! haha. Thanks for that information, and good luck to everyone!!!

  • 19. Sue  |  December 12, 2006 at 9:18 pm

    I have heard that a friend got an email from NU that said the 15th, but my daughter did not get any email and their website hasn’t been updated since August! I would assume the 15th…. 4:00 or 5:00 PM seems to be the standard at other schools. Anyone out there with better info than one friend’s email and a hunch?

  • 20. SRO  |  December 13, 2006 at 1:01 am

    Stanford actually updated their site by saying that admissions notifications for Early Applicants will be out on Friday, Dec. 15, no earlier than 3:00 p.m. You will receive an email.

  • 21. Melody  |  December 13, 2006 at 2:44 pm

    Has anyone heard about when/how Emory will notify its early decision applicants?

  • 22. Patrick  |  December 13, 2006 at 11:55 pm

    I am not sure about Emory and the whole O.P.U.S. account thing. I think the 15th but I am not sure if we can check online or through e-mail…or if it is just regular mail.

  • 23. Goldelina  |  December 15, 2006 at 12:11 am

    Brown has posted early deciison results. My daughter got ‘deferred’. Not good not bad – just prolonging the wait. How horrible these past weeks have been.

    Hope most of you have gotten in. Post your results.

  • 24. helen  |  December 15, 2006 at 12:31 am

    anyone know HOW georgetown will announce early action? I know its on dec 15…. but email? letter? carrier pigeon?

  • 25. Jane  |  December 15, 2006 at 3:45 am

    Does anyone know if you can check Princeton early decision online or if you will recieve an email?

  • 26. kati  |  December 15, 2006 at 6:05 am

    ahhh!!! stressed out senior here. princeton? anyone know anything? sitting around waiting is driving me insane!!!! oh…i do know that they will both send you an email and you can check online (Jane). They also send a letter, but when will it happen?? thanks for all imput!

  • 27. Sarah  |  December 15, 2006 at 12:51 pm

    I got deferred from Brown as well.
    And I’m not sure about Georgetown, but my friend is going crazy about it. I think she is expecting a letter.

  • 28. Greg  |  December 15, 2006 at 5:01 pm

    hey helen,

    i hope we can rule out carrier pigeons…though since the Georgetown app was by paper anyways, who knows how old fashioned they are. Word from some of the kids who went to Georgetown from my school last year say there was an email involved, though i also heard from a college counselor that decisions were sent via mail this past monday… I’d keep an eye on your inbox and your mailbox.

    Good Luck,

  • 29. arsenalist  |  December 15, 2006 at 6:08 pm

    I remember when I was trying to get into University. I had applied to the University of Toronto, York University and Ryerson. I was about to reluctantly accept Ryerson but on the day I was going to mail my acceptance letter to Ryerson, I got the U of T letter.

    It made me very happy.

  • 30. Camille  |  December 15, 2006 at 9:47 pm

    Hope this isn’t a repetition – haven’t read all posts – but my son heard from Duke last night via e-mail (Dec.14th) at 6. Much to our elation, he got in. Brown also sent out early decisions last night, and I believe Penn did as well. Stanford should notify today, but I’m not sure at what time.
    You probably all knew everything I just said before
    this message! In any case, good luck to everyone.

  • 31. Mike  |  December 15, 2006 at 10:17 pm

    Georgetown sent out letters earlier this week. Office of Admissions says if you don’t get a letter by Saturday, call on Monday.

  • 32. Chris  |  December 15, 2006 at 10:57 pm

    In response to the question about Georgetown. I too have applied early action and am anxiously awaiting a response. Out of frustration i called the undergrad admissions and they informed me that letters were mailed earlier this week and that we should recieve them today or over the weekend. I didn’t get one today, banking on tommorow.

  • 33. Morgan  |  December 16, 2006 at 2:05 am

    Yes, I too would like to know when we hear from Georgetown! I thought we would be receiving something today, but perhaps they just mailed the letters today.

  • 34. Jen  |  December 16, 2006 at 3:17 am

    Stanford released today at 3pm PST. 🙂 My friend is doing mucho partying. He’s finally off AIM for once.

  • 35. Sabra  |  December 16, 2006 at 8:16 am

    I applied to Georgetown and expected to hear back today. But nothing in mail or email. Does anyone know when we will hear?

  • 36. Maggie  |  December 16, 2006 at 8:56 am

    has anybody heard anything from Cornell? I don’t see anything online (view decision links) and neither is there any emails evident.

    thanks for your input. g’luck to you all!

  • 37. Maggie  |  December 16, 2006 at 2:12 pm

    one of my friends didn’t get a reply from Georgetown too. she actually rang them up and got a reply through the phone!

    well, she got it! 🙂 goodluck to you!

  • 38. Chris  |  December 16, 2006 at 11:59 pm

    well i didn’t get in 😦

    getting deferred is a bitch…

  • 39. kati  |  December 17, 2006 at 9:13 am

    what about PRINCETON????? the agony of college is worse than the agony of love…help me!

  • 40. izzy  |  December 18, 2006 at 6:29 pm

    hey kati, I was so stressed about it too. So stressed, I phoned princeton! they were really nice about it and they told me right then and there.

  • 41. Maggie  |  December 25, 2006 at 9:40 am

    did anyone of you get deferred by Cornell?

    mm…what next now?

  • 42. Alex  |  January 2, 2007 at 4:59 am

    I was deferred from Cornell as well, the hotel school actually.


  • 43. Kathy  |  January 13, 2007 at 1:45 am

    i got deferred from cornell. it sucks. but what does it really mean. I’m international by the way.

  • 44. Andrew  |  February 18, 2007 at 7:51 am

    do you have a similar list for regular admissions?

  • 45. Katy  |  December 15, 2007 at 4:07 pm

    does anyone know what time Georgetown’s decisions are sent out?

  • 46. sarah  |  December 16, 2007 at 3:36 pm

    it’s december 16th, georgetown WHERE ARE YOU???

    Has anyone heard from Georgetown EA??


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