Class of 2026 Regular Decision Notification Dates

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

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Here’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 2026 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. Last year, the COVID-19 pandemic brought a lot of changes to the admissions cycle, including extended regular decision deadlines, which impacted decision dates. Even the Ivy League schools pushed their regular decision release dates back to April 6th in 2021. This year, many colleges are aiming to announce decisions closer to their regular timing, which means March release dates will be more common.

Last year, many colleges reported record-high increases in early applications, and it’s likely that this trend will continue into 2022. Consequently, it’s important to keep track of every component of the admissions process, including regular application decision notification dates for the class of 2026.

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 16, 2022 at 4pm ET
Amherst College March 18, 2022
Babson College March 18, 2022 at 4 pm ET
Bard College End of March
Barnard College March 30, 2022 at 7 pm ET
Bates College March 12, 2022
Boston College March 24, 2022
Boston University March 26, 2022
Bowdoin College March 18, 2022
Brandeis University March 24, 2022
Brown University March 31, 2022 at 7 pm ET (Ivy Day)
Bryn Mawr College By April 1
Bucknell University March 16, 2022 around 9pm ET
California Institute of Technology March 12, 2022
Carleton College March 18, 2022
Carnegie Mellon University March 26, 2022
Case Western Reserve University March 19, 2022
Claremont McKenna College March 24, 2022
Colby College March 18, 2022
Colgate University March 23, 2022 at 8:13pm ET
College of Charleston March 1
College of William & Mary By April 1
Columbia University March 31, 2022 after 7 pm ET
Connecticut College March 19, 2022
Cornell University March 31, 2022 at 7 pm ET
Dartmouth College March 31, 2022 at 7 pm ET (Ivy Day)
Davidson College March 26, 2022 at 10am ET
Drexel University March 17, 2022
Duke University March 31, 2022 at 7 pm ET
Emerson College April 1
Emory University March 30, 2022 at 6 pm ET
Fordham University Rolling after March 15
Franklin & Marshall By April 1
George Washington University March 28, 2022 in the evening
Georgetown University March 29, 2022 at 7 pm ET
Georgia Institute of Technology March 25, 2022 at 7pm ET
Goucher College Rolling notifications
Grinnell College By April 1
Hamilton College March 8, 2022 at 8pm ET
Harvard University March 31, 2022 after 7 pm ET
Harvey Mudd College March 18, 2022
Haverford College Early April
Holy Cross Mid-March
James Madison University Mid/Late March
Johns Hopkins University March 18, 2022
Kenyon College Mid-March
Lehigh University Late March
Massachusetts Institute of Technology March 14, 2022 at 6:28pm ET
Middlebury College Late March
Mount Holyoke College  Late March
New York University March 30, 2022 at 4 pm ET
Northeastern University March 16, 2022 in the evening
Northwestern University March 25, 2022
Occidental College By April 1
Oberlin College March 19, 2022 at 12pm ET
Pitzer College By April 1
Pomona College March 18, 2022 at 5 pm PT
Princeton University March 31, 2022 at 7 pm ET (Ivy Day)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute March 12, 2022
Rhode Island School of Design Mid-March
Rice University March 24, 2022 after 5:00pm CT
Rochester Institute of Technology By mid-March
Santa Clara University By April 1
Sarah Lawrence College Late March
Skidmore College March 16, 2022
Smith College March 25, 2022
Southern Methodist University By March 1
Stanford University April 1, 2022 at 4pm PDT
Swarthmore College March 18, 2022 at 7pm ET
Syracuse University Late March
Trinity College March 14, 2022 in the evening
Tufts University March 29, 2022 at 7pm ET
Tulane University March 30, 2022 at 4 pm CT
University of California-Berkeley March 24, 2022
University of California-Davis Late March
University of California-Los Angeles Late March
University of California-San Diego March 18, 2022
University of California – Santa Barbara March 22, 2022 around 3pm PT
University of Chicago March 12, 2022
University of Georgia March 19, 2022
University of Maryland-College Park By April 1
University of Massachusetts-Amherst Early March
University of Miami By April 1
University of Michigan By March
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill March 25, 2022
University of Notre Dame March 17, 2022 at 6:42pm ET
University of Pennsylvania March 31, 2022 at 7 pm ET (Ivy Day)
University of Richmond By April 1
University of the South (Sewanee) Early March
University of Southern California By April 1
University of Virginia March 18, 2022 after office hours
Vanderbilt University March 28, 2022 after 5pm CT
Vassar College Late March
Villanova University By April 1
Wake Forest University By April 1 
Washington and Lee University April 1
Washington University in St. Louis March 24, 2022 in the afternoon
Wellesley College Late March
Wesleyan University March 26, 2022
Williams College By April 1
William & Mary University March 26, 2022
Worcester Polytechnic University March 23, 2022 at 5pm EST
Yale University March 31, 2022 at 7 pm ET (Ivy Day)






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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