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Colleges with binding early decision plans

Thanks to Cigus Vanni, counselor at Cherry Hill HS West (NJ/USA) for the annual update:

COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES IN THE UNITED STATES WITH BINDING EARLY DECISION ADMISSION PLANS

 [last modified July 23, 2015 at 1:15 PM]

ARIZONA

            Prescott College

 

CALIFORNIA

         Biola University [also supports an ED II plan and an Early Action plan]

         California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo

            Claremont McKenna College [also supports an ED II plan]

            Harvey Mudd College [also supports an ED II plan]

            Occidental College [also supports an ED II plan]

            Pitzer College

            Pomona College [also supports an ED II plan]

            Santa Clara University [also supports an Early Action plan]

            Scripps College [also supports an ED II plan]

            University of San Francisco [also supports an Early Action plan]

 

COLORADO

         Colorado College [also supports an ED II plan and an Early Action plan]

 

CONNECTICUT

         Connecticut College [also supports an ED II plan]

         Fairfield University [also supports an Early Action plan]

            Mitchell College

            Quinnipiac University

            Sacred Heart University [also supports an Early Action plan]

            Trinity College [also supports an ED II plan]

            University of New Haven [also supports an Early Action plan]

            Wesleyan University [also supports an ED II plan]

 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

            American University [also supports an ED II plan]

            George Washington University [also supports an ED II plan]

 

FLORIDA

         Flagler College

            Florida Southern College

            Rollins College [also supports an ED II plan]

            University of Miami [also supports an Early Action plan]

 

GEORGIA

         Agnes Scott College [also supports an Early Action plan]

Emory University [also supports an ED II plan]

            Georgia Southwestern State University

            Morehouse College [also supports an Early Action plan]

            Oxford College of Emory University [also supports an ED II plan]

            Spelman College [also supports an Early Action plan]

            Wesleyan College [also supports an ED II plan]

           

ILLINOIS

            Lake Forest College [also supports an Early Action plan and an ED II plan]

Moody Bible Institute

            Northwestern University

            Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing

            Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences

 

INDIANA

            DePauw University [also supports an Early Action plan]

            Earlham College [also supports an Early Action plan]

            Saint Mary’s College

            Wabash College [also supports an Early Action plan]

 

IOWA

            Cornell College [also supports an ED II plan and an Early Action plan]

            Grinnell College [also supports an ED II plan]

 

KENTUCKY

            Centre College [also supports an ED II plan and an Early Action plan]

            Georgetown College [also supports an Early Action plan]

 

MAINE

         Bates College [also supports an ED II plan]

            Bowdoin College [also supports an ED II plan]

            Colby College [also supports an ED II plan]

            College of the Atlantic [also supports an ED II plan]

            Maine Maritime Academy [also supports an Early Action plan]

 

MARYLAND

         Goucher College [also supports an Early Action plan and an ED II plan]

            Johns Hopkins University

            Maryland Institute College of Art

Saint Mary’s College of Maryland [also supports an ED II plan]

Salisbury University [also supports an ED II plan and an Early Action plan]

University of Baltimore

            Washington College [also supports an Early Action plan and an ED II plan]

 

MASSACHUSETTS

         Amherst College

            Babson College [also supports an Early Action plan]

            Bentley University

            Boston University

            Brandeis University [also supports an ED II plan]

            Clark University [also supports an Early Action plan]

            College of the Holy Cross

            Gordon College [also supports an Early Action plan]

            Hampshire College [also supports an Early Acton plan and an ED II plan]

            Merrimack College [also supports an Early Action plan]

            Mount Holyoke College [also supports an ED II plan]

            Northeastern University [also supports an Early Action plan]

            Smith College [also supports an ED II plan]

            Springfield College

            Stonehill College [also supports an Early Action plan]

            Tufts University [also supports an ED II plan]

            Wellesley College

            Wheaton College [also supports an Early Action plan]

            Williams College

 

MICHIGAN

         Hillsdale College [also supports an Early Action plan]

            Kalamazoo College [also supports an Early Action plan and an ED II plan]

 

MINNESOTA

         Carleton College [also supports an ED II plan]

            Hamline University [also supports an Early Action plan]

            Macalester College [also supports an ED II plan]

            Saint Olaf College [also supports an ED II plan]

 

MISSISSIPPI

            Mississippi College

 

MISSOURI

         Cox College

         Stephens College [also supports an Early Action plan]

            Washington University in Saint Louis

 

NEBRASKA

            Nebraska Wesleyan University

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE

         Dartmouth College

 

NEW JERSEY

            Drew University [also supports an ED II plan]

            Ramapo College of New Jersey

            Stevens Institute of Technology [also supports an ED II plan]

            The College of New Jersey

 

NEW YORK

         Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

            Alfred University

            Barnard College

            Clarkson University

            Colgate University [also supports an ED II plan]

            College of New Rochelle

            Columbia University

            Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

            Cornell University

            Elmira College [also supports an ED II plan]

            Eugene Lang College [also supports an ED II plan]

            Five Towns College [also supports an ED II plan]

            Hamilton College [also supports an ED II plan]

            Hartwick College

            Hobart and William Smith Colleges [also supports an ED II plan]

            Ithaca College [also supports an Early Action plan]

            Jewish Theological Seminary of America [also supports an ED II plan]

            Manhattan College

            Maria College

            Marist College [also supports an Early Action plan]

            Nazareth College [also supports an ED II plan]

            New York University [also supports an ED II plan]

            Polytechnic Institute of New York University

            Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute [also supports an ED II plan]

            Rochester Institute of Technology

            Saint John Fisher College

            Saint Lawrence University [also supports an ED II plan]

            Sarah Lawrence College [also supports an ED II plan]

            Siena College [also supports an Early Action plan]

            Skidmore College [also supports an ED II plan]

            State University of New York (SUNY) College at Buffalo

            SUNY College at Fredonia

            SUNY College at Geneseo

            SUNY College at Old Westbury

            SUNY College at Oswego

            SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

            SUNY Maritime College

            SUNY University at Buffalo

            Syracuse University

            Union College [also supports an ED II plan]

            University of Rochester

            Vassar College [also supports an ED II plan]

            Wagner College [also supports an Early Action plan]

            Webb Institute of Naval Architecture

            Wells College [also supports an Early Action plan]

 

NORTH CAROLINA

            Davidson College [also supports an ED II plan]

            Duke University

         Elon University [also supports an Early Action plan]

            High Point University [also supports an Early Action plan]

            Meredith College

            Piedmont International University [also supports an Early Action plan]

            Wake Forest University

            Warren Wilson College [also supports an Early Action plan]

 

OHIO

            Case Western Reserve University [also supports an Early Action plan and an ED II plan]

            Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science

            College of Wooster [also supports an Early Action plan and an ED II plan]

            Denison University [also supports an ED II plan]

            Kenyon College [also supports an ED II plan]

            Miami University of Ohio [also supports an Early Action plan]

            Oberlin College and Conservatory [also supports an ED II plan]

            Ohio Wesleyan University [also supports an Early Action plan]

            Wittenberg University [also supports an Early Action plan]

 

OREGON

         Lewis and Clark College [also supports an Early Action plan]

         Reed College [also supports an ED II plan]

 

PENNSYLVANIA

         Allegheny College [also supports an ED II plan]

            Bryn Mawr College [also supports an ED II plan]

            Bucknell University [also supports an ED II plan]

            Carnegie Mellon University [also supports an ED II plan]

         Dickinson College [also supports an ED II plan and an Early Action plan]

Duquesne University [also supports an Early Action plan]

            Franklin and Marshall College [also supports an ED II plan]

            Gettysburg College [also supports an ED II plan]

            Grove City College [also supports an Early Action plan]

            Haverford College

            Juniata College [also supports an ED II plan]

            Lafayette College [also supports an ED II plan]

            Lebanon Valley College

            Lehigh University [also supports an ED II plan]

            Moravian College

            Muhlenberg College

            Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

            Susquehanna University [also supports a restrictive Early Action plan]

            Swarthmore College [also supports an ED II plan]

            University of Pennsylvania

            Ursinus College [also supports an Early Action plan]

            Washington and Jefferson College [also supports an Early Action plan]

 

PUERTO RICO

         University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo

 

RHODE ISLAND

         Brown University

Bryant University [also supports an ED II plan and an Early Action plan]

Providence College [also supports an Early Action plan]

            Rhode Island School of Design

 

SOUTH CAROLINA

            Furman University [also supports an Early Action plan]

            Presbyterian College [also supports an Early Action plan]

            Wofford College [also supports an Early Action plan]

           

TENNESSEE

 

            Rhodes College [also supports an ED II plan and an Early Action plan]

            University of The South [also supports an ED II plan and an Early Action plan]

            Vanderbilt University [also supports an ED II plan]

 

TEXAS

         Rice University

            Southern Methodist University [also supports an Early Action plan and an ED II plan]

            Texas Christian University [also supports an Early Action plan]

            Trinity University [also supports an ED II plan and an Early Action plan]

           

VERMONT

         Bennington College [also supports an Early Action plan and an ED II plan]

            Champlain College [also supports an ED II plan]

            Marlboro College [also supports an Early Action plan]

            Middlebury College [also supports an ED II plan]

            Sterling College [also supports an Early Action plan]

 

VIRGINIA

            Christopher Newport University [also supports an Early Action plan]

            College of William and Mary

            Hampden-Sydney College [also supports an Early Action plan]

            Hollins University [also supports an Early Action plan]

            Lynchburg College

            Roanoke College

            University of Richmond [also supports an ED II plan]

            Virginia Military Institute

            Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)

            Washington and Lee University [also supports an ED II plan]

           

WASHINGTON

         University of Puget Sound [also supports an ED II plan]

            Whitman College [also supports an ED II plan]

 

WISCONSIN

            Beloit College [also supports an Early Action plan]

            Lawrence University [also supports an Early Action plan] 

            This list was compiled by Cigus Vanni, longtime member of the New Jersey Association for College Admission Counseling Executive Board and former member of the NACAC Professional Development Committee (2007-2010).  Sources consulted included The College Handbook, 2016 by the College Board; individual college websites; the College Board Common Data Set; and various college admissions offices by telephone.  As is the case with all aspects of college admission, use lists as guides and be certain to double check with individual admissions offices