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2021-22 Application Deadlines – First-Year Applicants

With many high school seniors applying to more than a handful of colleges, it is of vital importance that applicants keep track of their prospective institutions’ various deadlines. This can be more challenging than it sounds given that many schools have Early Action, Early Decision, Early Decision II, Priority, and Regular Decision deadlines. Fortunately, College Transitions has compiled all of this information in one, easy-to-navigate table. Listed below are admission deadlines for students planning to enroll in the Fall 2022 semester.

*Data collected from institutional websites in August 2021.

Table updated August 6, 2021

InstitutionEarly Action DeadlineEarly Decision DeadlineEarly Decision 2 DeadlinePriority DeadlineRegular DeadlineRolling Admissions?
University of Alabama at BirminghamJune 1
University of AlabamaJanuary 15May 1Yes
Auburn UniversityDecember 1February 1
Samford UniversityDecember 1Yes
Arizona State UniversityNovember 1January 15
University of ArizonaMay 2Yes
Northern Arizona UniversityAugust 1Yes
University of ArkansasNovember 1August 1Yes
Hendrix CollegeNovember 15February 1February 1
California Institute of TechnologyNovember 1January 3
Cal Poly, San Luis ObispoNovember 30
Cal Poly, PomonaNovember 30
California State University, FresnoNovember 30
California State University, FullertonNovember 30
California State University, Long BeachDecember 1
University of California, BerkeleyNovember 30
University of California, DavisNovember 30
University of California, IrvineNovember 30
University of California, Los AngelesNovember 30
University of California, RiversideNovember 30
University of California, San DiegoNovember 30
University of California, Santa BarbaraNovember 30
University of California, Santa CruzNovember 30
Chapman UniversityNovember 1November 1January 15
Claremont McKenna CollegeNovember 1January 5January 5
Harvey Mudd CollegeNovember 15January 5January 5
Loyola Marymount UniversityNovember 1November 1January 15January 15
Occidental CollegeNovember 15January 10January 10
University of the PacificNovember 15January 15
Pitzer CollegeNovember 15January 8January 8
Pomona CollegeNovember 15January 8January 8
University of RedlandsNovember 15November 15January 15
San Diego State UniversityNovember 30
University of San DiegoDecember 15
San Francisco State UniversityNovember 30
University of San FranciscoNovember 1November 1January 15
San Jose State UniversityNovember 30
Santa Clara UniversityNovember 1November 1January 7January 7
Scripps CollegeNovember 15January 5January 5
Saint Mary's College of CaliforniaNovember 15January 15Yes
University of Southern CaliforniaDecember 1January 15
Westmont CollegeNovember 1January 15
Whittier CollegeNovember 15February 1
University of Colorado BoulderNovember 15January 15
Colorado CollegeNovember 1November 1January 15January 15
Colorado School of MinesNovember 1September 15January 15
Colorado State UniversityDecember 1February 1Yes
University of DenverNovember 1November 1January 15January 15
United States Air Force AcademyJanuary 31
Connecticut CollegeNovember 15January 15January 15
University of ConnecticutDecember 1January 15
Fairfield UniversityNovember 1November 15January 15January 15
Quinnipiac UniversityNovember 15November 1February 1
Sacred Heart UniversityDecember 15December 1Yes
Trinity CollegeNovember 15January 14January 14
United States Coast Guard AcademyOctober 15January 15
Wesleyan UniversityNovember 15January 1January 1
Yale UniversityNovember 1January 2
University of DelawareNovember 1January 15
Catholic University of AmericaNovember 1November 1January 15January 15
Florida International UniversityApril 1Yes
University of FloridaNovember 1
University of MiamiNovember 1November 1January 1January 1
University of North FloridaJuly 1Yes
Rollins CollegeNovember 15January 5February 1
University of South FloridaDecember 1April 1Yes
Stetson UniversityNovember 1November 1February 15
University of TampaNovember 15March 1Yes
Agnes Scott CollegeNovember 15November 1January 15March 15
Emory UniversityNovember 1January 1November 15January 1
Georgia Institute of TechnologyNovember 1January 5
Georgia CollegeOctober 15January 1February 1
Georgia Southern UniversityAugust 1
Georgia State UniversityDecember 8May 1
University of GeorgiaOctober 15January 1
Mercer UniversityNovember 1April 1
Morehouse CollegeNovember 1February 1
Spelman CollegeNovember 15November 1February 1
Augustana CollegeNovember 1November 1February 1
Bradley UniversityNovember 1February 1Yes
University of ChicagoNovember 1November 1January 4January 4
DePaul UniversityNovember 15February 1
University of Illinois at ChicagoNovember 1February 1
University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignNovember 1January 5
Illinois Wesleyan UniversityNovember 15December 15
Illinois Institute of TechnologyNovember 15August 1Yes
Illinois State UniversityNovember 1
Knox CollegeNovember 1November 1January 15Yes
Lake Forest CollegeNovember 1November 1January 15February 15
Loyola University ChicagoFebruary 1Yes
Northwestern UniversityNovember 1January 3
Wheaton College (IL)October 15January 15Yes
Butler UniversityNovember 1February 1
DePauw UniversityDecember 1November 15January 15February 1
Earlham CollegeDecember 1Yes
Indiana University-Purdue University-IndianapolisNovember 1May 1
Indiana University BloomingtonNovember 1February 1
University of Notre DameNovember 1January 1
Rose-Hulman Institute of TechnologyNovember 1February 1
Saint Mary's CollegeNovember 15March 15Yes
Valparaiso UniversityNovember 1August 15Yes
Wabash CollegeDecember 1November 15January 15
Cornell CollegeMay 1
Drake UniversityDecember 1March 1
Grinnell CollegeNovember 15January 1January 15
Iowa State UniversityYes
Louisiana State UniversityDecember 15February 1
Bates CollegeNovember 15January 1January 1
Bowdoin CollegeNovember 15January 5January 5
Colby CollegeNovember 15January 1January 1
University of MaineDecember 1March 1
Goucher CollegeDecember 1January 15
Johns Hopkins UniversityNovember 1January 3January 3
Loyola University MarylandNovember 15January 15
University of Maryland, Baltimore CountyNovember 1February 1
University of Maryland, College ParkNovember 1January 20
Salisbury UniversityDecember 1November 15January 15Yes
St. Mary's College of MarylandNovember 1November 1January 15Yes
St. John's College (MD)November 15November 1January 15Yes
Towson UniversityDecember 1January 15
United States Naval AcademyJanuary 31
Washington CollegeDecember 1November 15February 15
McDaniel CollegeNovember 15November 1January 15July 15
Amherst CollegeNovember 1January 3
Babson CollegeNovember 1November 1January 3January 3
Bentley UniversityNovember 15January 15January 15
Boston CollegeNovember 1January 1January 1
Boston UniversityNovember 1January 4January 4
Brandeis UniversityNovember 1January 1January 1
Clark UniversityNovember 15November 15January 15January 15
Emerson CollegeNovember 1November 1December 1January 14
Harvard UniversityNovember 1January 1
College of the Holy CrossNovember 15January 15January 15
University of Massachusetts LowellNovember 5February 5Yes
University of Massachusetts AmherstNovember 5January 15
University of Massachusetts BostonNovember 1February 15
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyNovember 1January 6
Massachusetts Maritime AcademyNovember 15February 15
Merrimack CollegeNovember 15November 1January 15August 1Yes
Mount Holyoke CollegeNovember 15January 5January 18
Northeastern UniversityNovember 1November 1January 1January 1
Simmons UniversityNovember 1February 1Yes
Smith CollegeNovember 15January 1January 15
Stonehill CollegeNovember 1December 1February 1February 15
Suffolk UniversityMarch 1April 1Yes
Tufts UniversityNovember 1January 4January 4
Wellesley CollegeNovember 1January 1January 8
Wheaton College (MA)November 15November 15January 15January 15
Williams CollegeNovember 15January 10
Worcester Polytechnic InstituteNovember 1November 1January 15January 15February 15
Central Michigan UniversityDecember 1
Kettering UniversityNovember 15January 15
Hope CollegeNovember 1
Kalamazoo CollegeNovember 1November 1January 15
University of MichiganNovember 1February 1
Michigan State UniversityNovember 1February 1
Michigan Technological UniversityYes
University of Michigan-DearbornDecember 1April 1Yes
Carleton CollegeNovember 15January 15January 15
Gustavus Adolphus CollegeNovember 1May 1Yes
Macalester CollegeNovember 1November 1January 1January 15
University of Minnesota-Twin CitiesNovember 1January 1
University of Minnesota-DuluthJune 15August 1Yes
University of Minnesota-MorrisDecember 15Yes
College of Saint BenedictNovember 15January 15
Saint Johns UniversityNovember 15January 15Yes
St. Olaf CollegeNovember 1November 1January 15January 15
University of St ThomasNovember 1January 15
University of MississippiJanuary 5Yes
Mississippi State UniversityJuly 1Yes
University of Missouri-ColumbiaNovember 15Yes
Missouri University of Science and TechnologyDecember 1February 1
Truman State UniversityYes
Saint Louis UniversityDecember 1Yes
Washington University in St. LouisNovember 1January 4January 4
The University of MontanaJune 30Yes
Creighton UniversityNovember 1December 1January 10
University of Nebraska-LincolnMay 1Yes
University of Nevada-Las VegasNovember 15June 1
University of Nevada-RenoNovember 15June 1
Dartmouth CollegeNovember 1January 3
University of New HampshireNovember 15February 1
Saint Anselm CollegeNovember 15December 1February 1
Drew UniversityDecember 1November 1January 15February 1
Rowan UniversityJune 1Yes
Monmouth UniversityDecember 1November 15March 1
New Jersey Institute of TechnologyNovember 15March 1Yes
Princeton UniversityNovember 1January 1
Ramapo College of New JerseyDecember 15November 1February 1
Rutgers University-CamdenNovember 1December 1
Rutgers University-New BrunswickNovember 1December 1
Rutgers University-NewarkNovember 1December 1
Seton Hall UniversityNovember 15February 1
Stevens Institute of TechnologyNovember 15January 15January 15
The College of New JerseyNovember 1January 1April 15
New Mexico Institute of Mining and TechnologyAugust 1Open
University of New MexicoJune 1
Adelphi UniversityDecember 1
Bard CollegeNovember 1November 1January 1
Barnard CollegeNovember 1January 1
Clarkson UniversityFeburary 1
Colgate UniversityNovember 15January 15January 15
Columbia UniversityNovember 1January 1
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and ArtNovember 1January 5
Cornell UniversityNovember 1January 2
CUNY Bernard M Baruch CollegeFebruary 1Yes
CUNY Hunter CollegeFebruary 1Yes
Fordham UniversityNovember 1November 1January 1
Hamilton CollegeNovember 15January 5January 5
Hobart & William Smith CollegesNovember 15January 15Feburary 1
Hofstra UniversityNovember 15December 15Yes
Ithaca CollegeDecember 1November 1February 1
Manhattan CollegeMarch 1
Marist CollegeDecember 1December 1February 1March 1
New York UniversityNovember 1January 1January 5
Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteDecember 1November 1December 15February 1
Rochester Institute of TechnologyNovember 1January 1January 20
University of RochesterNovember 1January 5January 5
St. Lawrence UniversityFebruary 1February 1
Sarah Lawrence CollegeNovember 1November 1January 15January 15
Siena CollegeFebruary 15December 1April 1
Skidmore CollegeNovember 15January 15February 1
St. John's University-New YorkDecember 1November 15February 1Yes
SUNY at AlbanyNovember 15February 1
Binghamton UniversityNovember 1January 15
University at BuffaloNovember 15December 15February 1Yes
Stony Brook UniversityJanuary 15Yes
SUNY College of Environmental Science and ForestryFebruary 1February 1
SUNY CortlandNovember 15December 1Yes
SUNY College at GeneseoNovember 1December 1February 1Yes
State University of New York at New PaltzNovember 15May 1
SUNY OneontaNovember 15Yes
SUNY College at OswegoNovember 15January 15Yes
SUNY College at PotsdamApril 30Yes
SUNY at Purchase CollegeNovember 15January 15Yes
Syracuse UniversityNovember 15January 1January 1
Union CollegeNovember 1November 1January 15January 15
United States Merchant Marine AcademyFebruary 1
United States Military AcademyJanuary 31
Vassar CollegeNovember 15January 1January 1
Yeshiva UniversityFebruary 1Yes
Appalachian State UniversityNovember 1February 1Yes
Davidson CollegeNovember 15January 6January 11
Duke UniversityNovember 1December 20January 4
East Carolina UniversityMarch 1
Elon UniversityNovember 1November 1January 10
High Point UniversityNovember 15November 1February 1March 1
University of North Carolina at AshevilleNovember 1January 15February 1
University of North Carolina at Chapel HillOctober 15January 15
University of North Carolina at CharlotteNovember 1June 1Yes
North Carolina State UniversityNovember 1January 15
University of North Carolina WilmingtonNovember 1February 1
Wake Forest UniversityNovember 15January 1November 15January 1
Western Carolina UniversityFebruary 1January 1Yes
University of North DakotaAugust 16Yes
Bowling Green State UniversityFebruary 1
Case Western Reserve UniversityNovember 1November 1January 15January 15
University of CincinnatiDecember 1March 1Yes
University of DaytonNovember 1February 1
Denison UniversityNovember 15January 15January 15
John Carroll UniversityDecember 1February 1Yes
Kenyon CollegeNovember 15January 15January 15
Miami UniversityNovember 1November 1December 1February 1
Oberlin CollegeNovember 15January 2January 15
Ohio State UniversityNovember 1February 1
Ohio UniversityNovember 15February 1Yes
Ohio Wesleyan UniversityDecember 1November 15March 1
The College of WoosterNovember 25November 1January 15March 1
Xavier UniversityDecember 1Yes
Oklahoma State UniversityFebruary 1Yes
University of OklahomaNovember 1February 1
University of TulsaJanuary 15Yes
Lewis & Clark CollegeNovember 1November 1January 15
Oregon State UniversityNovember 1February 1
University of OregonNovember 1January 15
University of PortlandNovember 15January 15Yes
Reed CollegeNovember 15November 15December 20January 15
Willamette UniversityNovember 15November 15January 15
Allegheny CollegeDecember 1November 15February 1February 15
Bloomsburg University of PennsylvaniaDecember 1Yes
Bryn Mawr CollegeNovember 15January 1January 15
Bucknell UniversityNovember 15January 15January 15
Carnegie Mellon UniversityNovember 1January 3January 3
Dickinson CollegeNovember 15January 15January 15
Drexel UniversityNovember 1November 1January 15
Duquesne UniversityNovember 1December 1January 15Yes
Franklin and Marshall CollegeNovember 15January 15January 15
Gettysburg CollegeNovember 15January 15January 15
Haverford CollegeNovember 15January 5January 15
Juniata CollegeDecember 1November 15March 15
Lafayette CollegeNovember 15January 15January 15
Lehigh UniversityNovember 1January 1January 1
Mercyhurst UniversityYes
Millersville University of PennsylvaniaFebruary 1Yes
Muhlenberg CollegeNovember 15February 1February 1
Pennsylvania State University - University ParkNovember 1December 1Yes
University of PennsylvaniaNovember 1January 5
University of PittsburghDecember 1Yes
Saint Joseph's UniversityNovember 15November 15January 15February 1
University of ScrantonNovember 15December 15Yes
Susquehanna UniversityNovember 1November 15February 1
Swarthmore CollegeNovember 15January 4January 4
Temple UniversityNovember 1February 1
Ursinus CollegeNovember 1December 1February 15February 15
Villanova UniversityNovember 1November 1January 15January 15
Washington & Jefferson CollegeJanuary 15December 15March 1
West Chester University of PennsylvaniaNovember 1Yes
Brown UniversityNovember 1January 5
Bryant UniversityNovember 15November 1January 15February 1
Providence CollegeNovember 15November 15January 15January 15
University of Rhode IslandDecember 1February 1
Rhode Island School of DesignNovember 1February 1
Roger Williams UniversityNovember 15March 1
Salve Regina UniversityNovember 1February 1Yes
College of CharlestonNovember 1October 15January 15
Citadel Military College of South CarolinaYes
Clemson UniversityDecember 1May 1
Furman UniversityDecember 1November 15January 15January 15
University of South CarolinaOctober 15December 1
Coastal Carolina UniversityApril 1Yes
Wofford CollegeNovember 15November 1January 15
University of South DakotaFebruary 1Yes
Belmont UniversityDecember 1December 1July 1Yes
University of MemphisJuly 1Yes
Rhodes CollegeNovember 15November 1January 15January 15
The University of the SouthDecember 1November 15January 15February 1
The University of Tennessee-KnoxvilleNovember 1December 15
Vanderbilt UniversityNovember 1January 1December 1January 1
Austin CollegeDecember 1November 1February 1March 1
Baylor UniversityNovember 1November 1February 1February 1
University of DallasNovember 1January 15March 1
University of HoustonNovember 8May 31
University of North TexasJune 1Yes
Rice UniversityNovember 1January 4
Southern Methodist UniversityNovember 1November 1January 15January 15
Southwestern UniversityDecember 1November 1February 1Yes
Texas A & M University-College StationDecember 1
The University of Texas at AustinNovember 1December 1
The University of Texas at DallasDecember 1May 1
Texas Christian UniversityNovember 1November 1February 1Yes
Trinity UniversityNovember 1November 1February 1February 1
Brigham Young University-ProvoNovember 1November 1December 15
University of UtahDecember 1December 1April 1Yes
Bennington CollegeDecember 1November 15January 15February 1
Middlebury CollegeNovember 15January 3January 3
Saint Michael's CollegeNovember 1Yes
University of VermontNovember 1January 15
College of William and MaryNovember 1January 1January 1
Christopher Newport UniversityDecember 1November 15February 1
George Mason UniversityNovember 1February 1
James Madison UniversityNovember 1January 15
University of Mary WashingtonNovember 15November 1February 1
Old Dominion UniversityDecember 1February 1Yes
University of RichmondNovember 1November 1January 1January 1
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityDecember 1November 1January 15
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityJanuary 15January 15Yes
University of Virginia-Main CampusNovember 1November 1January 3
Virginia Military InstituteNovember 15February 1
Washington and Lee UniversityNovember 1January 1December 1January 1
Gonzaga UniversityDecember 1
University of Puget SoundNovember 1November 1January 15
Seattle UniversityNovember 15January 15
Washington State UniversityMarch 15Yes
University of WashingtonNovember 15
Western Washington UniversityNovember 1November 1January 31
Whitman CollegeNovember 15January 15January 15
Whitworth UniversityNovember 15March 1
West Virginia UniversityAugust 1Yes
Beloit CollegeNovember 1November 1January 15
Lawrence UniversityNovember 1November 1January 15
Marquette UniversityDecember 1Yes
Milwaukee School of EngineeringYes
University of Wisconsin-La CrosseFebruary 1Yes
University of Wisconsin-MadisonNovember 1February 1
University of WyomingJune 1Yes
Stanford UniversityNovember 1January 5
Purdue UniversityNovember 1January 15
St. John's College (NM)November 15November 1January 15Yes
New College of FloridaNovember 1April 1
Soka University of AmericaNovember 1January 15
Florida Gulf Coast UniversityNovember 1March 1
Franklin W. Olin College of EngineeringJanuary 1
University of California, MercedNovember 30
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