Where to Apply for Early Action II and Early Decision II Admission


In addition to applying early decision or early action, ED II and EA II programs is also an optionHigh school students who applied for admission to college as Early Decision or Early Action applicants have been anxiously (and frequently, perhaps incessantly) checking their email inbox and their snail-mailboxes to learn whether or not they have been accepted for admission.  

Getting accepted early relieves the stress that comes with waiting for spring decision letters to be sent. Not getting in early means the student has to adhere to the regular decision admissions schedule and apply accordingly.

However, if getting accepted early is important to you, some colleges offer Early Action II and Early Decision II programs which have admission deadlines that are typically earlier than regular/spring deadlines.

Deadlines and conditions vary by school– always check with each individual college you’re considering to confirm deadlines and requirements

Maybe you’ve already visited some of the schools in the list below? If not, perhaps you’ll have a few days to do so before the EA II or ED II deadlines.

 (Please double check deadlines with individual schools to ensure accuracy.)



  • Austin College
  • Butler University
  • Gustavus Adolphus College
  • Hofstra University
  • Illinois Institute of Technology 
  • Randolph College
  • Saint John’s University
  • Saint Michael’s College
  • University of Dallas
  • University of Redlands
  • University of Tampa
  • Westminster College-PA
  • Wittenberg University
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute 


  • Bates College
  • Bennington College
  • Bowdoin College
  • Brandeis University
  • Bryant University
  • Bryn Mawr College 
  • Bucknell University
  • Carleton College
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Champlain College
  • Claremont McKenna College
  • Colby College
  • Colgate University
  • College of the Atlantic
  • College of Wooster
  • Colorado College
  • Connecticut College
  • Cornell College (IA)
  • Davidson College
  • Denison University
  • Dickinson College
  • Drew University
  • Elmira College
  • Emory University
  • Franklin and Marshall College
  • George Washington University
  • Gettysburg College
  • Goucher College
  • Grinnell College
  • Hamilton College
  • Hampshire College
  • Harvey Mudd College
  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  • Juniata College
  • Kenyon College
  • Lafayette College
  • Lehigh University
  • List College, The Jewish Theological Seminary
  • Macalester College
  • Middlebury College
  • Mount Holyoke College
  • New York University
  • Oberlin College
  • Occidental College 
  • Pomona College
  • Reed College
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Rhodes College
  • Rollins College 
  • Saint Olaf College
  • Sarah Lawrence College
  • Scripps College
  • Sewanee The University of the South
  • Skidmore College
  • Smith College
  • St. Lawrence University
  • St. Mary’s College of Maryland
  • Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Swarthmore College
  • The George Washington University
  • Trinity College
  • Tufts University
  • Union College
  • University of Puget Sound
  • University of Richmond
  • University of Rochester
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Vassar College
  • Washington and Lee University
  • Wesleyan University
  • Wheaton College
  • Whitman College 

The information above was gathered from the schools themselves or from the Common Application’s master list and curated by Shelley Krause (@butwait).  

College Visit Tip: You can book travel to any of these colleges or universities on Smart College Visit. Use the “Plan Your College Visit” search box above this post for school-specific travel information or just click the “Book Your Trip” button in the sidebar on the right. 

Updated July 5, 2019