If a student knows for certain that he or she wants to attend Emory, the applicant should choose Early Decision Plan I:
Admission and Financial Aid Application Deadline: November 1
Notification Date: December 15
Deposit Deadline: January 15
ED I students interested in need-based financial aid must submit the CSS PROFILE and the previous year’s tax documents by November 1.
If a student is considering other options but still wants an early decision, he or she should choose Early Decision Plan II:
Admission and Financial Aid Application Deadline: January 1
Notification Date: February 15
Deposit Deadline: March 1
ED II students interested in need-based financial aid must submit the CSS PROFILE and the previous year’s tax documents by January 1.
Both early decision plans are binding, meaning that if Emory admits an applicant and if Emory makes the education affordable, the applicant must pay the admission deposit and enroll that next fall. The applicant may apply early decision to only one school in any given application round. As an early decision applicant, a student may submit regular decision applications to other institutions; if that student later pays the early decision deposit to Emory, he or she will immediately withdraw any regular decision applications filed.
If cost is a factor, students should complete the CSS PROFILE and submit it to the processing center by the appropriate deadline. They also must submit complete copies of their and their parents’ previous year’s U.S. tax documents. No deposit extensions will be given to students who are waiting for financial aid information if those students applied for aid after the deadline.
The possible decisions resulting from an early decision application are: acceptance, deferral to Regular Decision (ED I), wait list (ED II), or denial.
If attendance at Emory is contingent upon receiving a merit scholarship, a student must not choose either early decision option. Emory Scholar selections do not occur until April.