Plans and Deadlines

2020 - 2021 Deadlines

2020–2021 Application Deadlines
Application PlanApplication DeadlineFinancial Aid DeadlineDecision Notification 
Early Decision INovember 1December 2By December 15
Emory University Scholar ProgramsNovember 15See Financial Aid deadline for planBy March 1
Early Decision IIJanuary 1January 13By February 15
Regular DecisionJanuary 1February 3By April 1
Fall TransferMarch 15March 17By April 30

We have no preference for one application over the other. Select the one that suits your application needs best.

Early Decision

If Emory University is your first choice school, you can apply under one of two Early Decision (ED) plans. You can apply ED to Emory, Oxford, or both. You can also apply ED to one and Regular Decision to the other.

Both Early Decision plans are binding, meaning that if the university admits you, and if we make the education affordable, you must pay your admission deposit and enroll.

Learn more about Early Decision
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Regular Decision

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Applying Regular Decision allows you more time to make your college choice and is the traditional, nonbinding application. Applicants can apply to Emory College, Oxford College, or to both schools with one application. The majority of our applicants apply Regular Decision.

Learn more about Regular Decision

Additional Programs to Consider

Emory University Scholars Program

The Emory University Scholar Programs provide financial awards, dedicated programming, and distinct opportunities to exceptional incoming first-year students. Students seeking merit-based scholarships at Emory University must apply by the Emory University Scholar programs deadline of November 15 and select their admission plan (see chart above).

Learn more about Emory Scholar programs.


QuestBridge is a national nonprofit program that identifies high-achieving, low-income students nationwide and connects them with the nation’s best colleges and universities. To apply to Emory University through QuestBridge, high school seniors must first apply for the QuestBridge National College Match program.

Learn more about Questbridge