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October 2021 Early Admissions Deadlines

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See a list of schools with early decision and early action deadlines in October 2021 and click on each school to learn more. Did we miss a school? Email editorial@collegeconfidential.com and we'll verify and add it!

Webb Institute

To be considered for Early Decision, applications must be submitted by the October 15th deadline. All other required materials can be submitted up to a week after the deadline. If you don't complete your application before the ED deadline, it can be rolled over to the regular deadline. In November, ED finalists will receive an invitation to spend the night on campus and be interviewed by Webb's President and a faculty member, complete a short math assessment, and respond to a writing prompt. Final admissions decisions for all ED candidates will be released in mid-December.

  • Webb Institute
    Glen Cove, NY
  • University of South Carolina

    Early Action 1 applications are due by October 15th, but applicants have until November 1st to submit any last minute items and change their preferences for submitting ACT or SAT scores. All EA applicants will be notified in mid-December.

  • University of Georgia

    Early Action 1 applications are due October 15th. UGA says that both early an regular applicants undergo the same rigorous admissions process, and so applicants should only apply early if they want to hear early, and if their application is

  • College of Charleston

    Early Decision applications are due 10/15. ED is not available for t

  • College of Charleston
    Charleston, SC
  • University of Lynchburg

    Early Action 1 deadline is October 15th, and applicants can expect to hear within one week, on October 22nd. Early action applicants get priority conis

  • University of Lynchburg
    Lynchburg, VA
  • Westmont College

    The Early Action deadline is October 15th and applicants will receive a decision by December 1st.

  • Westmont College
    Santa Barbara, CA
  • California State University Maritime Academy

    CalMaritime Early Action is only open to current high school students. The deadline is October 31st.

  • Belmont Abbey College

    Early Action candidates must apply by October 30th. All EA candidates will be notified by November 6th. After October 6th, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, and students can expect a decision within one week of applying.

  • Belmont Abbey College
    Belmont, NC
  • Transylvania University

    Early Action 1 deadline is October 31st, and Early Action 2 is December 1st. Applicants who apply EA will get priority consideration for admissions and scholarships.

  • Transylvania University
    Lexington, KY
  • Lubbock Christian University

    Early Decision applications are due by October 31st, and applicants will be notified by December 15th.

  • Texas A&M University

    The Fall Early Action Deadline of October 15 is for Engineering majors only. The application deadline for Fall is December 1. All other required documents will be accepted through December 15.

  • Texas A&M University
    College Station, TX
  • Georgia College & State University

    Early Action 1 applications are due October 15th. Students who are accepted early action will have an opportunity to apply for Georgia College's most prestigious President's Scholarship Competition held in early December. The President's Scholarship Competition awards $200,000 worth of scholarships.

  • Georgia Institute of Technology

    Early Action 1 applications are due October 15th, and are open to Georgia applicants only. Early Action 2 is open to non-Georgia residents, and the deadline is November 1st.

  • Hampden-Sydney College

    Early Action 1 applications are due 10/15 and EA2 applications are due 12/01. If Hampden-Sydney is your first choice, you can submit your application by November 1st. ED is binding though, so you will have to attend if accepted and offered enough financial aid.

  • Hampden-Sydney College
    Hampden-Sydney, VA
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University

    Early Action 1 applications are due October 15th, but students will have until May 1st to decide if they will attend.

  • Roanoke College

    Early Action 1 applications are due 10/18. Applicants will receive a decision by November 5th.

  • Roanoke College
    Salem, VA
  • Siena College

    Early Action/ Priority Review applications are due October 15th. Applicants may receive a decision in as little as one week.

  • Siena College
    Loudonville, NY
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Early Action 1 applications are due 10/15. Applicants will be notified by January 15th, and have until May 1st to decide if they are going to attend UNC Chapel Hill.

  • United States Coast Guard Academy

    Early Action 1 applications are due October, 15th and regular decision applicants for U.S. citizens are due January 15th.

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