Class of 2025 Regular Decision Notification Dates

By IvyWise on Friday, March 26, 2021

regular decision notification datesHere’s When Students Can Expect to Receive Regular Admission Decisions

Are you ready for regular decision notification dates? Admissions offices across the US are working hard to get through hundreds of thousands of regular decision college applications for the class of 2025 in order to notify students of their decisions by the spring.


Generally, most colleges aim to have regular admission decisions ready by the end of March. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a lot of changes to the admissions cycle this year, including extended regular decision deadlines, which might affect decision dates. In fact, the Ivy League schools have already announced they will release regular decisions April 6 – almost a full week later than their usual timeline. Stanford has also pushed back their usual decision release date to April 9.

Because of the later decision notification date, all the Ivies have extended their reply by date to May 3, 2021.

The early admissions cycle gave us a peek into what the regular decision pool might look like, with many colleges reporting record-high increases in early applications. It is likely application increases at some of the top colleges in the US will be just as high in the regular decision round, making for a much more competitive admissions cycle than ever before. For more 2021 college admissions trends, check out our latest resource here.

Here are regular application decision notification dates for the class of 2025.

Many of these dates are general, so expect these dates to change as we draw closer to mid-March. It is also possible for colleges to post a release date only to move it up or postpone to a later date, so these dates are subject to change.

Check back regularly for updated date and times – especially for those labeled “TBD” or those with a general time frame (mid/late March, early April, etc.)


School Regular Decision Notification Date
American University March 17, 2021 at 3 pm ET
Amherst College Late March
Babson College Mid-March
Bard College End of March
Barnard College Late March
Bates College March 12, 2021
Boston College March 25, 2021 in the evening
Boston University March 25, 2021 in the evening
Bowdoin College  By April 1
Brandeis University April 1
Brown University April 6, 2021 at 7 pm ET
Bryn Mawr College April 1
Bucknell University By April 1
California Institute of Technology March 12, 2021
Carleton College April 1
Carnegie Mellon University By April 1
Case Western Reserve University March 27, 2021
Claremont McKenna College By April 1
Colby College March 25, 2021
Colgate University By April 1
College of Charleston By April 1
College of William & Mary By April 1
Columbia University April 6, 2021 at 7 pm ET
Connecticut College Late March
Cornell University April 6, 2021 at 7 pm ET
Dartmouth College April 6, 2021 at 7 pm ET
Davidson College March 27
Drexel University By April 1
Duke University April 5, 2021 at 7 pm ET
Emerson College April 1
Emory University March 24, 2021 at 6 pm ET
Fordham University By April 1
Franklin & Marshall By April 1
George Washington University Late March
Georgetown University April 1
Georgia Institute of Technology Mid-March
Goucher College Rolling notifications
Grinnell College Late March/Early April
Hamilton College Late March
Harvard University April 6, 2021 at 7 pm ET
Harvey Mudd College April 1
Haverford College Early April
Holy Cross Late March or Early April
James Madison University Mid/Late March
Johns Hopkins University March 19, 2021
Kenyon College March 21, 2021
Lehigh University March 25, 2021
Massachusetts Institute of Technology March 14, 2021 at 6:28 pm ET
Middlebury College Late March
Mount Holyoke College  Late March
New York University March 31, 2021
Northeastern University March 17, 2021
Northwestern University March 26, 2021
Occidental College March 25, 2021
Oberlin College By April 1
Pitzer College By April 1
Pomona College March 25, 2021 at 5 pm PT
Princeton University April 6, 2021 at 7 pm ET
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute March 6
Rhode Island School of Design Mid-March
Rice University By April 1
Rochester Institute of Technology By mid-March
Santa Clara University By April 1
Sarah Lawrence College Late March
Skidmore College Mid-March
Smith College Late March
Southern Methodist University Mid-March
Stanford University April 7, 2021 at 4 pm
Swarthmore College Mid-March
Syracuse University Late March
Tufts University By April 1
Tulane University By April 1
University of California-Berkeley March 26, 2021
University of California-Davis March 19, 2021
University of California-Los Angeles March 20, 2021
University of California-San Diego March 20, 2021
University of California – Santa Barbara March 16, 2021 at 3 pm PT
University of Chicago March 12, 2021
University of Georgia March 17, 2021
University of Maryland-College Park By April 1
University of Massachusetts-Amherst Early March
University of Miami By April 1
University of Michigan By early April
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill March 31, 2021
University of Notre Dame Late March
University of Pennsylvania April 6, 2021 at 7 pm ET
University of Richmond By April 1
University of the South (Sewanee) March 4, 2021
University of Southern California March 30, 2021
University of Virginia March 25, 2021
Vanderbilt University By April 1
Vassar College Late March
Villanova University March 25, 2021
Wake Forest University By April 1 
Washington and Lee University April 1
Washington University in St. Louis March 24, 2021
Wellesley College Late March
Wesleyan University Late March
Williams College By April 1
Worcester Polytechnic University By April 1
Yale University April 6, 2021 at 7 pm ET


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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