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New Year’s Application Deadlines

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It’s mid-way through December, which means January applications are just a couple of weeks away. See below for a list of many excellent colleges that have their applications due on New Year’s Day – Happy 2016! Furthermore, some colleges have January 1st Early Decision II deadlines, while others have January 1st Early Action II deadlines. And there’s more! January 1st also marks the first day that the 2016-2017 FAFSA is available – click here to learn more! In short, in the world of college admissions, and for all those in the midst of completing college applications, the time leading up to January 1st may feel frantic and overwhelming.

shutterstock_168822035Still, this need not be the case. Rather than spending your New Year’s Eve in a panic as you rush to meet deadlines, resolve to have submitted your applications well in advance – you can then celebrate in good spirits! As ever, if you need any guidance or support along the way, we’re here to help. Admitster’s experts can provide you with excellent admissions advising services and/or help you to boost your chances of admission by suggesting improvements to your college essays.

If you need a bit more motivation, picture this: A year from now, you may very well be finishing up your final exams after your first semester at a top-choice school. Applying is the first (and crucial) step to that happy 2016 New Year’s Eve! Better yet, take advantage of our “Gift of College Advising” holiday promotion!

Here’s a list of 50 colleges and universities with January 1st Deadlines:

  1. Amherst College
  2. Babson College
  3. Bard College
  4. Barnard College
  5. Bates College
  6. Boston College
  7. Boston University
  8. Bowdoin College
  9. Brandeis University
  10. Brown University
  11. Claremont McKenna College
  12. Colby College
  13. College of William and Mary
  14. Columbia University
  15. Connecticut College
  16. Cooper Union
  17. Fashion Institute of Technology
  18. Fordham University
  19. Olin College of Engineering
  20. Hamilton College
  21. Hampshire College
  22. Harvard University
  23. Harvey Mudd College
  24. Johns Hopkins University
  25. Lehigh University
  26. MIT
  27. Middlebury College
  28. New York University
  29. Northeastern University
  30. Northwestern University
  31. Pomona College
  32. Princeton University
  33. Rice University
  34. Sarah Lawrence College
  35. Scripps College
  36. Stanford University
  37. Swathmore College
  38. Syracuse University
  39. Trinity College
  40. University of Chicago
  41. University of Notre Dame
  42. University of Pennsylvania
  43. University of Rochester
  44. University of Virginia
  45. Vanderbilt University
  46. Vassar College
  47. Wake Forest University
  48. Washington and Lee University
  49. Wesleyan University
  50. Williams College

Early Decision II & Early Action II

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An earlier post touched on the fact that those of you who applied to your top-choice schools using either the Early Decision or Early Action options will soon be hearing back from those schools as to whether or not you’ve been accepted. We at Team Admitster have our respective fingers crossed for you – may you hear good news!
DeadlineMany others, however, are still in the thick of the college admissions process, and it’s for you that I write this post. Specifically, I want to tell you a bit about the lesser-known phenomena of the Early Decision II and Early Action II admissions options.

A number of colleges and universities (see the table, below) offer prospective students a second chance to apply prior to regular admissions deadlines. Early Decision II is no different than Early Decision I, in terms of the student applying to only one college and it being a binding commitment should the school accept him/her. The main difference is that students who applied using ED I learn in December whether they’ve been accepted, and with ED II they hear admissions decisions before the spring, usually in February. For all of the reasons listed in this earlier post on the topic, however, think carefully before applying to a school using the Early Decision II option. Are you ready to commit to enrolling at a particular school if they accept you? Are you in a position where you don’t need to compare different financial aid packages from various schools? In terms of increasing your odds of admission, do you feel that you’ve reached the height of your high school career? If so, then you should definitely consider applying to your top-choice school via Early Decision II.

Likewise, Early Action II is very similar to Early Action I – the main difference is the timing in terms of when you can expect to hear a response from the various schools to which you’ve applied. Using Early Action I or II, a student may apply to more than one school and, unlike Early Decision I or II, it is not binding, should you be accepted. If you have schools on your college list that you think would be excellent choices for you (in terms of academic, physical, financial, and social/cultural fit), and assuming that you’re organized and ready to submit your applications, applying to schools using the Early Action II option could be a great strategy!

You’ll find below a list of colleges and universities with Early Decision II and/or Early Action II deadlines. I hope that this information will be useful to you as you continue to navigate the choppy college admissions waters! Note that schools are listed alphabetically and by state. In the case where a state is missing (e.g. Arizona, Hawaii, Kentucky, and New Hampshire), this indicates that no schools in that state utilize Early Decision II or Early Action II in their admissions processes.

Hendrix College February 1st
Claremont McKenna College January 1st
Concordia University Irvine February 15th
Harvey Mudd College January 5th
Holy Names University February 1st
Notre Dame de Namur University February 1st
Occidental College January 1st
Pitzer College January 1st
Pomona College January 1st
Scripps College January 1st
Colorado College January 1st
University of Denver January 15th
Connecticut College January 1st
Fairfield University January 15th
Trinity College January 1st
Wesleyan University January 1st
Rollins College January 5th
University of Miami January 1st
University of Tampa January 15th
Agnes Scott College January 15th
Berry College January 15th
Emory University January 1st
The College of Idaho January 11th
Knox College December 1st
School of the Art Institute of Chicago February 1st
Earlham College January 15th
Cornell College February 1st
Grinnell College January 1st
Bates College January 1st
Bowdoin College January 1st
Colby College January 1st
College of the Atlantic January 15th
Maryland Institute College of Art January 15th
McDaniel College December 1st
St. John’s College January 15th
Assumption College December 15th
Boston University January 4th
Brandeis University January 1st
Emmanuel College December 1st
Hampshire College January 15th
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences December 1st
Mount Holyoke College January 1st
Simmons College December 1st
Smith College January 1st
Springfield College January 15th
Tufts University January 1st
Wheaton College January 1st
Worcester Polytechnic Institute January 1st
Kalamazoo College February 15th
Kettering University February 28th
Carleton College January 15th
College of Saint Benedict December 15th
Macalester College January 1st
St. Olaf College January 8th
Drew University February 1st
New Jersey Institute of Technology December 15th
Seton Hall University December 15th
Stevens Institute of Technology January 15th
The College of New Jersey January 1st
St. John’s College January 15th
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences December 1st
Colgate University January 15th
Hamilton College January 1st
Hobart & William Smith Colleges January 15th
Hofstra University December 15th
Houghton College December 4th
List College January 15th
Marist College February 1st
Nazareth College January 15th
New York University January 1st
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute December 15th
Roberts Wesleyan College January 8th
Sarah Lawrence College January 2nd
Skidmore College January 15th
 St. John’s University February 1st
Syracuse University January 1st
The Sage Colleges February 1st
Union College January 15th
Vassar College January 1st
Davidson College January 2nd
High Point University February 1st
Case Western Reserve University January 15th
College of Wooster January 15th
Denison University January 15th
Kenyon College January 15th
Lourdes University January 19th
Oberlin College January 2nd
Wittenberg University January 15th
Pacific University Oregon January 15th
Reed College December 20th
Allegheny College January 15th
Bryn Mawr College January 1st
Bucknell University January 15th
Dickinson College January 15th
Franklin & Marshall College January 15th
Gettysburg College January 15th
Juniata College January 1st
Lafayette College* January 15th
Lehigh University January 1st
Susquehanna University February 15th December 1st
Swarthmore College January 1st
Ursinus College January 1st
Bryant University January 15th
Roger Williams University December 1st
Rhodes College January 1st
Sewanee: The University of the South January 15th
Vanderbilt University January 1st
Austin College January 15th
Southern Methodist University January 15th
Texas Christian University January 1st
Trinity University January 1st January 1st
University of Dallas December 1st
Bennington College January 15th
Champlain College January 15th
Green Mountain College January 2nd
Middlebury College January 1st
Saint Michael’s College December 1st
Stirling College January 15th
Emory & Henry College January 15th
Hampden-Sydney College January 15th
Sweet Briar College December 5th
University of Richmond January 15th
Washington & Lee University January 1st
University of Puget Sound January 1st
Whitman College January 1st
American University January 15th
George Washington University January 1st
Beloit College January 15th December 1st
Lawrence University December 1st

*At Lafayette College, the Early Decision II deadline is January 15th but there is also a February 1st deadline for converting a Regular Decision application into an Early Decision II application. Read more about it here.