Articles tagged with: Early Decision

09 October 2018

Class of 2022 Early Admission Results

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2022

UPDATE #22 (10/9)

college-studentsHere's our latest list of reported early decision and early action admisison rates for the Class of 2022.

This list includes results from Boston College, Bowdoin, Brown, Claremont McKenna, Colgate, Colorado College, Cornell, Dartmouth, Davidson, Duke, Emory, Emory at Oxford, Georgetown, Georgia Tech, Hamilton, Harvard, Harvey Mudd, Johns Hopkins, MIT, Middlebury, Mt. Holyoke, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Pitzer, Princeton, Rice, Scripps, Tulane (ED), the University of Georgia, UNC Chapel Hill, University of Pennsylvania, University of Virginia, Washington University in St. Louis, Wellesley, Wesleyan and Yale, along with partial data from Barnard, Boston University, Columbia, NYU, Smith, Trinity College, Tufts and Williams.  While Stanford has released decisions, it will likely not release results until the end of the admissions cycle.

Bookmark this page, as we'll be updating it frequently over the next several weeks.

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08 October 2018

Early Decision Schools That Double Admission Odds

Posted in Your College List, Early Admission, Class of 2023

earlydecisionLooking for a way to enhance admission odds? Here's a list of schools with early decision admission rates that are at least twice as high as their regular decision admission rates.  

Because Early Decision is a binding commitment, it only makes sense if you're a competitive applicant, affordability isn't an issue, and you're absolutely certain it's the school for you. But as the list shows, there can be a meaningful advantage in applying this way if you are.  For example, at Swarthmore College, over half of the incoming class is admitted through Early Decision, and the admission rate is 28% vs. 9% for those who applied via regular decision.  That's a difference too big to ignore.

Note: most early decision deadlines occur in early November, so the time is now to consider if it makes sense for you. Click here for more information about early admission, and here to find out how College Kickstart can help you take full advantage. 

06 October 2018

The Early Admission Advantage (Part 3 of 3)

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2023

PART III: Putting Early Admission Strategies to Work

targets2In Part II of this series developed an early admission strategy based on your competitiveness as an applicant, your college list, and your strength of commitment to the top schools on your list.  If you're a competitive applicant with strong qualifications, we recommend that you:

  • Take full advantage of Early Action for all the schools on your list
  • Apply Restrictive Early Action to your top school or when the restrictions don't inhibit your ability to take advantage of early admission programs at higher ranked schools 
  • Apply Early Decision I when you are strongly committed to attending your top choice school and have no concerns about affordability
  • Apply Early Decision II if you have been denied admission to your top choice school, you're strongly committed to attending this ED II school as your next best option, and have no concerns about affordability

With this early admission strategy in place, let's put it to work in Part III against a couple of hypothetical applicants.   

05 October 2018

The Early Admission Advantage (Part 2 of 3)

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2023

PART II: When and How to Take Advantage of Early Admission Programs

img-earlyIn Part I of this series we covered the fundamentals of college early admission programs.  We learned that:

  • Colleges offer early admission programs to manage yield, lock up prized applicants and improve prestige in the process
  • There can be as much as a 2-4x difference in admit rates between early and regular decision applicants
  • Because there is often a high proportion of an enrolled class coming through early admission, your chances of getting in via regular decision are actually worse than you might think

In short, you should always consider early admission programs as part of your college plan.  But under what conditions does it make sense and how do you apply it against your list of schools?  This is the topic for Part II.  

04 October 2018

The Early Admission Advantage (Part 1 of 3)

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2023

PART I: The Fundamentals

early admission advantage

Simply put, early admission should always be considered as part of your college plan.

Why?  Because early action and early decision programs can be tremendously useful in helping a competitive candidate enhance admission odds.  By submitting your application early, you'll hear back earlier and in most instances improve your chances for admission.  Better yet, if you're accepted early, you'll be able to avoid the cost and effort of applying to schools of lower interest on your list.

In this three part series, we'll explore the fundamentals, when/how to take advantage of them, and where early admission is offered.  Read on for Part I.

13 April 2018

Claremont Colleges Report Early and Regular Decision Admission Results for the Class of 2022

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2022

ClaremontCollegesThe Claremont Colleges—Pomona, Pitzer, Scripps, Claremont McKenna and Harvey Mudd—announced admission results for the Class of 2022.  

  • Pomona reported 7 percent of total applicants were admitted this year. Early and regular decision admission rates were not provided.
  • Scripps reported 24.1 percent of total applicants were admitted to the Class of 2022.  The admission rate for early decision applicants was 32 percent versus 23 percent for regular decision.
  • Pitzer reported an overall admission rate of 13.2 percent for the Class of 2022.  The early decision admission rate was 34.4 percent versus 11.3 percent for regular decision.
  • Claremont McKenna admitted 8.9 percent of applicants to the Class of 2022.  Early and regular decision admission rates were not provided.
  • Harvey Mudd admitted 14.5 percent of applicants to the Class of 2022.  The early decision admit rate was 18.9 percent while the regular decision admission rate was 13.9 percent.

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08 January 2018

Northwestern Admits 1,072 Early Decision Applicants to the Class of 2022

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2022

northwestern logoNorthwestern University admitted 1,072 early decision applicants to the Class of 2022.  

Early decision applications rose 6 percent to 4,049, resulting in an early admission rate of 26 percent. With total applications topping 40,000, the overall admission rate is projected to fall to approximately 8 percent. 

Click here for the news release.

 

26 December 2017

Wesleyan University Admits 279 Early Decision I Applicants to the Class of 2022

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2022

wesleyanWesleyan University admitted 279 early decision I applicants to the Class of 2022.

A total of 718 applications were received, resulting in an EDI admit rate of 39 percent.  

Click here for the news release.

24 December 2017

Emory College Admits 503 Early Decision I Applicants to Class of 2022

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2022

emory logoEmory College admitted 503 Early Decision I applicants to the Class of 2021.

The overall ED1 admission rate was 31 percent.

Click here for the news release.

 

24 December 2017

Oxford College at Emory University Admits 223 Early Decision I Applicants to Class of 2022

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2022

emoryoxford logoOxford College at Emory admitted 223 Early Decision I applicants to the Class of 2022.

The overall ED1 admission rate was 25 percent.

Click here for the news release.

 

20 December 2017

Cornell Admits 1,533 Early Decision Applicants to the Class of 2022

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2022

cornell logoCornell accepted 1,533 applicants to the Class of 2022 under early decision.  

The total number of early decision applicants rose to 6,319, resulting in an admisison rate of 24.3 percent.

Legacy students made up 22.1 percent of early admits and athletes made up 11.5 percent.   

Click here for the news release.

 

20 December 2017

Class of 2022 Early Decision and Early Action Notification Dates

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2022

UPDATE #39 (12/20)

student questionsHere's our latest list of early decision and early action dates for the Class of 2022.  As many of you know, schools often post results in advance of their "official" notification dates, so we've compiled the most recently updated dates for you here where available, as well as last year's notification dates for reference.   

Case Western is set to announce today at 8pm ET (both EDI and EA).  Colorado College (EA), Kalamazoo and the University of Michigan are on tap for Wednesday 12/20.

With ED/EA decisions released for virtually all of the schools we track, we'll call this 38th update our final one this season. 

Good luck, seniors!

18 December 2017

Dartmouth Admits 565 Early Decision Applicants to the Class of 2022

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2022

dartmouth logoDartmouth accepted 565 applicants to the Class of 2022 under early decision.  

The total number of early admission applicants grew to 2,270 this year, up 13.5 percent.  This resulted in an early admission rate of 24.9 percent.

Dartmouth anticipates these early admits will account for 47 percent of this year's class.    

Click here for the news release.

 

18 December 2017

Middlebury Admits 326 Early Decision I Applicants to the Class of 2022

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2022

middlebury logoMiddlebury College announced today that it admitted 326 early decision I applicants to the Class of 2022.  

A total of 650 early decision I applications were received this year, resulting in an early admission rate of 50 percent.

Middlebury expects admitted early decision applicants to comprise 45 percent of the targeted class size of 715.  

Click here for the news release.

 

15 December 2017

Johns Hopkins Admits 610 Early Decision Applicants to Class of 2022

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2022

johnshopkinslogoJohns Hopkins admitted 610 applicants to the Class of 2022 under early decision.  

A total of 2,037 early decision applications were received, resulting in an early admission rate of 30 percent.

Click here for the news release.

 

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