15 DEC

Freshman (undergrad) early application timeline

15 October - 15 December Harvard University

Early Action candidates apply by November 1 and receive notification by mid December. Learn more about applying Early Action.

  • 15 OCT

    Send your application

    15 October

    Early Action applicants: We recommend that you send your application by this date so that we may create and begin processing your file, and schedule an alumni/ae interview if possible. 

  • 31 OCT

    Submit your standardized tests

    31 October

    Early Action applicants: We request that you submit your standardized tests by the end of October. However, you are still eligible to apply using the November series as they should reach us in time for consideration.

  • 01 NOV

    Submit your financial aid application

    01 November

    Submit your financial aid application so that if you are admitted, we will be able to send you financial aid information in mid-December when decisions are released.

  • 01 NOV

    Last acceptable testing date

    01 November

    Last acceptable testing date.

  • 01 NOV

    Deadline for all application materials

    01 November

    Early Action applicants are also permitted to apply at the same time to any public college/university or to foreign universities but are restricted from applying to other private universities’ Early Action programs

  • 15 DEC

    Decisions released

    15 December

    Early Action applicants: Decisions released.