Early action is for freshman applicants only. The benefit of applying by the non-binding, Early Action deadline is to give freshman applicants a guaranteed decision date. If you have chosen CU-Boulder as one of your top schools, and apply by the early action deadline, you will receive a decision of admission, postponement or denial by February 1. Students may also receive a notification that we need additional information (1st semester grades, new test scores, etc.) by February 1 before making a final admission decision.