Class of 2020 Regular Decision Notification Dates

By IvyWise on Monday, March 7, 2016

Class of 2020 Regular Decision NotificationHere’s When the College Class of 2020 Will Learn Their Admissions Decisions

 

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It’s March and there’s finally a light at the end of the admissions tunnel for anxious high school seniors – colleges will soon start releasing their regular admissions decisions!

For those who applied early decision or early action this year the competition was stiff, with some colleges reporting slight dips in early admissions rates from the year before.

The admissions season was relatively smooth this year, however, there are a lot of changes on the horizon for students applying to the class of 2021, with the revised SAT, the announcement of the Coalition Application, and a Harvard report that aimed to alleviate some college admissions stress.

Boston College was one of the first schools this spring to announce their regular decision notification date – the week of March 14. While this is nearly two weeks earlier than the typical late-March or April 1 date most selective colleges choose, it’s not unusual for colleges to release decisions earlier in the month.

As ususal, MIT had the most creative announcement this year, with special guest BB-8!

Most colleges aim to have decisions ready by March 31 or April 1, but many choose to release decisions once they’re ready, which tends to be a week or two before the standard decision release date.

Here are regular application decision notification dates for the Class of 2020. Many of these dates are general, so expect these dates to change as we draw closer to mid-March. Be sure to check back regularly for updated date and times – especially for those labeled “TBD” or those with a general timeframe (mid/late March, early April, March 31, or April 1).

SchoolRegular Decision Notification Date
Amherst CollegeMarch 25, 2016 in the evening
Babson CollegeMarch 18, 2016 at 3 pm EDT
Barnard CollegeMarch 24, 2016 at 7 pm EDT
Bates CollegeBy April 1, 2016
Boston CollegeEmailed the week of March 14, 2016
Boston UniversityMarch 19, 2016
Bowdoin CollegeMarch 18, 2016
Brandeis UniversityMarch 17, 2016
Brown UniversityMarch 31, 2016
Bucknell UniversityMarch 25, 2016
CaltechMarch 12, 2016
Carleton CollegeMarch 26, 2016 at 5 pm
Carnegie Mellon UniversityMarch 26, 2016
Claremont McKennaMarch 22, 2016 after 5 pm
Colby CollegeBy April 1, 2016
Colgate UniversityMailed March 18, 2016
Columbia UniversityMarch 31, 2016 after 5 pm EDT
Connecticut CollegeLate March
Cornell UniversityMarch 31, 2016 at 5 p.m. EDT
Dartmouth CollegeMarch 31, 2016 after 5 pm EDT
Davidson CollegeMarch 19, 2016 at 10 am
Duke UniversityMarch 24, 2016 at 7 pm
Emory UniversityMarch 30, 2016 at 6 pm EDT
George Washington UniversityLate March/Early April
Georgetown UniversityBy April 1, 2016
Grinnell CollegeMarch 18, 2016
Hamilton CollegeMarch 25, 2016 in the evening
Harvard UniversityMarch 31, 2016
Harvey MuddBy April 1, 2016
Johns Hopkins UniversityMarch 18, 2016 at 3pm EST
Kenyon CollegeMarch 18, 2016 at 6 pm EST
Lehigh UniverstyLate March
Macalester CollegeMarch 30, 2016
Middlebury CollegeMarch 19, 2016 at 8 am EST
MITMarch 14, 2016 at 6:28 pm EST
New York UniversityMarch 31, 2016 by email throughout the day
Northeastern UniversityMarch 15, 2016
Northwestern UniversityWeek of March 14
Notre DameLate March/Early April
Occidental CollegeMarch 22, 2016
Olin College of EngineeringMid-March
Pitzer CollegeMarch 22, 2016
Pomona CollegeMarch 18, 2016 after 5 pm PDT
Princeton UniversityMarch 31, 2016 at 5 p.m. EST
Rice UniversityBy April 1, 2016
Stanford UniversityMarch 25, 2016 at 3 pm PST
Swarthmore CollegeMarch 24, 2016
Tufts UniversityBy April 1, 2016
Tulane UniversityApril 1, 2016
UCLALate March
Union CollegeMarch 23, 2016 in the evening
University of California – BerkeleyMarch 24, 2016 in the evening
University of California – DavisMarch 11, 2016
University of California – Santa BarbaraMarch 22, 2016
University of California – Santa CruzMarch 15, 2016
University of ChicagoMarch 16, 2016 in the late afternoon
University of MichiganApril
University of PennsylvaniaMarch 31, 2016 at 5 p.m. EDT
University of Southern CaliforniaMailed March 23, 2016

Available online March 26, 2016

University of VirginiaMarch 25, 2016
Vanderbilt UniversityMarch 23, 2016 at 5:30 pm CDT
Wake Forest UniversityBy April 1, 2016
Washington & LeeMarch 25, 2016 at 8 pm EDT
Washington University in St. LouisMarch 10, 2016
Wellesley CollegeMarch 23, 2016 in the evening
Wesleyan UniversityMarch 25, 2016
Wheaton College (MA)By March 31, 2016
William & MaryBy April 1, 2016
Williams CollegeMarch 23, 2016 in the evening
Worcester Polytechnic InstituteApril 1, 2016
Yale UniversityMarch 31, 2016

 

See a school we left out or an updated release date we haven’t included yet? Tell us in the comments below and we will add it to our list!

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