December 20th is the only hear-back date for Early Decision, so, probably not! The date means you will definitely hear back by then so there is a chance that it might come earlier, but typically December 20th is the day everyone will know.
Early Action hears back February 1st, Early Decison II hears back February 1st, and all regular decision applicants hear back by April 1st.
I know the waiting is killer. I applied ED and was going nuts waiting to hear something, anything. Also, as a warning, my envelope was a “small one”, as the saying goes. But I got in. So don’t freak out. I was at school and made my mom read it to me over the phone.
-India K, ‘12