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Posted at 9:30 AM ET, 12/16/2010

What schools have announced Early Decision or Action?

By Jenna Johnson
Jenna Johnson

This month lots and lots of high school seniors are watching their mailboxes and inboxes, waiting for news of acceptance, deferral or rejection.

Help me compile a list of colleges and universities that have made the big announcement....

University of Chicago: On Friday, officials notified students who were accepted into the Class of 2015. They have until May to commit. This year the university received 6,960 early-action applications, up 18.5 percent from last year. (The Uncommon Blog)

Williams: The first 230 members of the Class of 2015 were selected from a pool of 572 applicants, which was slightly larger than last year. For those accepted, the decision is binding. (Early decision info)

MIT: On Thursday, the first 772 students were invited to join the Class of 2015. MIT received 6,405 early action applicants, and those accepted have until May to commit. (Admissions Web site)

American: On Wednesday, 412 students were accepted from a pool of 576 applicants. The early decision program is binding, and the university is aiming for an incoming class of 1,500.

Yale: On Wednesday officials announced they had invited 761 students to join the Class of 2015. The school had 5,257 early applicants, denied admission to 1,497 and deferred 2,952 students to the regular decision round. The early action program is non-binding. (Yale Daily News article)

Johns Hopkins: On Wednesday morning, admission officials mailed acceptance letters to 518 students who were selected from a pool of 1,330 early-decision applications. Then, starting at 6 p.m. they hit send on an e-mail alert to all of the applicants. Those accepted are expected to pull all other applications and attend Hopkins. (Hopkins Insider live blog)

Georgetown: Officials announced Wednesday they had accepted 1,120 students from a pool of 6,654 early applicants. The early-action program is non-binding, and students have until May 1 to commit. (Press release)

Duke: On Tuesday evening, officials e-mailed 645 students and welcomed them to the Class of 2015. More than 2,200 students applied to the early decision program this year, and those accepted are expected to enroll. (Duke Chronicle article)

Dartmouth: This week officials announced they had accepted 444 students from a pool of 1,759 early-decision applicants. The deadline for admitted students to declare their intent to enroll is later this month. (Press release)

University of Pennsylvania: Early applicants sat at their computers Friday afternoon waiting to check the admissions website at 3 p.m. Out of a pool of 4,571, the university accepted about 1,195 students. The offer is binding and students are only allowed to apply early to one school. (Daily Penn article)

Stanford: Friday afternoon officials e-mailed more than 5,900 early applicants -- 754 were accepted, and about 500 were deferred. Students have until May 1 to accept. (Stanford Daily article)

What other schools have notified early decision or action applicants? Shoot me an e-mail and help me complete this list.

On Thursday, I hosted an online chat about undergraduate admissions with Greg Roberts, dean of admission at the University of Virginia, and Jill Medina, associate director of admissions for Oberlin College. You can read the transcript from the live chat, here.

Campus Overload is a daily must-read for all college students. Make sure to bookmark You can also follow me on Twitter and fan Campus Overload on Facebook.

By Jenna Johnson  | December 16, 2010; 9:30 AM ET
Categories:  Admissions  | Tags:  Dartmouth, Duke, Early Decision, Georgetown, Johns Hopkins, Stanford  
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