Early Action Schools: List of EA Colleges

Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to apply to some schools early and receive admissions decisions earlier? Well, with Early Action (EA), you can! Many schools around the US offer opportunities for students to apply via a non-binding admissions method to be able to apply early and find out their admissions decision early. 

Need a refresher on what Early Action is? Read about what Early Action is here and a bit about the Early Action admissions process here

Though many do, not all schools offer Early Action, so we have compiled an extensive list of colleges that offer early action, in alphabetical order. 

List of Early Action Schools

Looking to see if a certain college in particular offers Early Action? Use Ctrl + F to search for a specific college.

Agnes Scott CollegeGeorgia 
Albion CollegeMichigan
Alfred UniversityNew York 
Allegheny College Pennsylvania 
Appalachian State University North Carolina 
Assumption University Massachusetts 
Auburn UniversityAlabama
Austin College Texas 
Azuza Pacific UniversityCalifornia
Babson College Massachusetts 
Bard College New York 
Baylor UniversityTexas 
Bellarmine UniversityKentucky 
Beloit College Wisconsin 
Bennington College Vermont 
Berea College Kentucky 
Berry College Georgia 
Binghamton UniversityNew York
Biola UniversityCalifornia
Birmingham-Southern College Alabama
Bradley UniversityIllinois 
Bryant University Rhode Island 
Butler University Indiana
California Institute of Technology (CalTech) (REA)California
California Lutheran UniversityCalifornia 
Case Western Reserve UniversityOhio 
Catholic University of AmericaWashington D.C. 
Centenary College of LouisianaLouisiana 
Centre College Kentucky 
Chapman UniversityCalifornia
Christopher Newport University Virginia 
Clark UniversityMassachusetts 
Clemson UniversitySouth Carolina 
Coe College Iowa
College of CharlestonSouth Carolina 
College of Saint Benedict / Saint John’s University Minnesota
College of WoosterOhio
Colorado College Colorado 
Colorado State University Colorado 
Creighton UniversityNebraska
DePaul UniversityIllinois 
Depauw UniversityIndiana
Drew University New Jersey
Drexel UniversityPennsylvania
Duquesne UniversityPennsylvania
Earlham College Indiana
Eckerd College Florida 
Elmira College New York 
Elon University North Carolina 
Emerson College Massachusetts 
Fairfield University Connecticut 
Florida Southern College Florida 
Florida State University (Florida Students Only)Florida 
Fordham UniversityNew York 
Furman UniversitySouth Carolina
George Mason University Virginia 
Georgia Tech (EA 1: Georgia Students Only, EA 2: Non-Georgia Students Only)Georgia 
Gordon College Massachusetts 
Goucher College Maryland
Hampden-Sydney College Virginia 
Hampton University Virginia 
Hanover College Indiana 
Harvard College (REA)Massachusetts 
Hendrix CollegeArkansas 
High Point University North Carolina 
Hobart and William Smith Colleges New York 
Hofstra University New York 
Hollins University Virginia 
Howard University Washington D.C. 
Illinois Wesleyan University Illinois 
Indiana University – Bloomington Indiana
Ithaca College New York 
James Madison University Virginia 
John Carroll University Ohio
Juniata College Pennsylvania
Kalamazoo College Michigan
Kettering University Michigan
Lake Forest College Illinois 
Lawrence University Wisconsin 
Le Moyne College New York
Lewis and Clark College Oregon 
Loyola Marymount UniversityCalifornia
Loyola University MarylandMaryland 
Loyola University New OrleansLouisiana
Lycoming College Pennsylvania 
Macalester College Minnesota
Manhattanville College New York
Marist College New York 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Massachusetts 
McDaniel College Maryland
Mercer University Georgia
Miami University Ohio 
Michigan State University Michigan 
Millsaps College Mississippi 
Monmouth University New Jersey 
New College of FloridaFlorida 
New Jersey Institute of Technology (EA1 and EA2)New Jersey 
North Carolina State University North Carolina 
Northeastern University Massachusetts 
Ohio State University – Columbus & Athens Ohio
Ohio Wesleyan University Ohio 
Oregon State University Oregon 
Pace University New York 
Penn State University ParkPennsylvania 
Pepperdine University California
Princeton University (Single Choice EA)New Jersey 
Providence College Rhode Island 
Purchase College (depends on which college applying to – some have EA special deadlines)New York
Purdue University – West Lafayette Indiana
Quinnipiac University Connecticut 
Randolph College Virginia 
Randolph-Macon College Virginia 
Reed College Oregon 
Rensselaer Polytechnical Institute New York 
Rhodes College Tennessee
Rider University New Jersey 
Roanoke College Virginia 
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Indiana
Rutgers University – New BrunswickNew Jersey 
Sacred Heart University (EA1 and EA2)Connecticut 
Saint Anselm College New Hampshire 
Saint Mary’s College of California California
Saint Mary’s College of Maryland Maryland
Saint Michaels College (EA1 and EA2)Vermont 
Salisbury University Maryland 
Santa Clara University California
Sarah Lawrence College New York
Seattle University Washington
Seton Hall University (EA1 and EA2)New Jersey 
Siena CollegeNew York
Simmons University (EA1 and EA2)Massachusetts 
Southern Methodist UniversityTexas
Southwestern University Texas
Spelman College Georgia
St. Johns College (MD and NM)Maryland and New Mexico 
St. Johns University New York 
St. Josephs University Pennsylvania 
St. Louis University Missouri 
St. Olaf College Minnesota
Stanford (REA) California
Stetson University (EA1 and EA2)Florida
Stonehill College (EA1 and EA2)Massachusetts 
Suffolk UniversityMassachusetts
Susquehanna University (EA1 and EA2)Pennsylvania
Temple UniversityPennsylvania
Texas Christian UniversityTexas
Trinity UniversityTexas
Tulane UniversityLouisiana
Tuskegee University Alabama
Union College New York
University of Arkansas – FayettevilleArkansas
University of Arkansas (referred to as “Early Deadline”)Arkansas
University of Chicago Illinois 
University of Colorado – Boulder Colorado 
University of Dallas (EA1 and EA2)Texas
University of Dayton Ohio
University of Delaware Delaware 
University of Denver Colorado 
University of GeorgiaGeorgia
University of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignIllinois 
University of KansasKansas
University of Kentucky Kentucky 
University of MaineMaine 
University of Maryland, Baltimore County Maryland
University of Maryland, College Park Maryland 
University of Massachusetts – Amherst Massachusetts 
University of Miami Florida 
University of Michigan – Ann Arbor Michigan 
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities (EA1 and EA2)Minnesota
University of New EnglandMaine
University of New Hampshire New Hampshire 
University of New Haven (EA1 and EA2)Connecticut 
University of North Carolina – Asheville (EA1 and EA2)North Carolina
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill North Carolina 
University of North Carolina – Greensboro (EA1 and EA2)North Carolina 
University of Notre Dame (REA)Indiana
University of OklahomaOklahoma
University of OregonOregon 
University of Puget Sound Washington 
University of Redlands California
University of Rhode IslandRhode Island
University of Richmond Virginia
University of San Francisco California
University of Scranton Pennsylvania
University of South CarolinaSouth Carolina
University of Southern California (*some programs do not participate in Early Action)California
University of TampaFlorida
University of Tennessee – KnoxvilleTennessee
University of the SouthTennessee
University of VermontVermont 
University of VirginiaVirginia
University of Wisconsin – Madison Wisconsin 
Ursinus College Pennsylvania
Villanova Pennsylvania
Virginia TechVirginia
Wabash College Indiana
Wagner College New York
Washington College Maryland
Westminster College Pennsylvania
Westminster College Utah
Wheaton College Massachusetts 
Whittier College California
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (EA1 and EA2)Massachusetts 
Yale University (REA)Connecticut 

*REA or Single Choice Early Action = Restrictive Early Action; typically, this means you are not allowed to apply to another university’s early application program 

*EA1 and EA2 = This school offers two separate EA deadlines; you can choose one to apply to

Important Notes

The above list is applicable to the 2023-2024 admissions cycle. While most schools do not change deadlines often, it can happen. Be sure to do your own research into the colleges you are interested in to find the right deadline for you.
Are you looking for further support identifying early action schools and which type of admission deadline would be the best for you? Contact an admissions specialist today to receive personalized support and recommendations.

Former Admissions Reader at The University of Michigan

3 years in University of Michigan Admissions
3,500+ Applications Read and Evaluated

Ever since graduating with her bachelor’s degree, Shayla Lebeck knew her passion lied within supporting students. Years later, Shayla has a graduate degree in Higher Education/Student Affairs with a concentration in academic advising.

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