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.)


SchoolRegular Decision Notification Date
American UniversityMarch 16, 2022 at 4pm ET
Amherst CollegeMarch 18, 2022
Babson CollegeMarch 18, 2022 at 4 pm ET
Bard CollegeEnd of March
Barnard CollegeMarch 30, 2022 at 7 pm ET
Bates CollegeMarch 12, 2022
Boston CollegeMarch 24, 2022
Boston UniversityMarch 26, 2022
Bowdoin CollegeMarch 18, 2022
Brandeis UniversityMarch 24, 2022
Brown UniversityMarch 31, 2022 at 7 pm ET (Ivy Day)
Bryn Mawr CollegeBy April 1
Bucknell UniversityMarch 16, 2022 around 9pm ET
California Institute of TechnologyMarch 12, 2022
Carleton CollegeMarch 18, 2022
Carnegie Mellon UniversityMarch 26, 2022
Case Western Reserve UniversityMarch 19, 2022
Claremont McKenna CollegeMarch 24, 2022
Colby CollegeMarch 18, 2022
Colgate UniversityMarch 23, 2022 at 8:13pm ET
College of CharlestonMarch 1
College of William & MaryBy April 1
Columbia UniversityMarch 31, 2022 after 7 pm ET
Connecticut CollegeMarch 19, 2022
Cornell UniversityMarch 31, 2022 at 7 pm ET
Dartmouth CollegeMarch 31, 2022 at 7 pm ET (Ivy Day)
Davidson CollegeMarch 26, 2022 at 10am ET
Drexel UniversityMarch 17, 2022
Duke UniversityMarch 31, 2022 at 7 pm ET
Emerson CollegeApril 1
Emory UniversityMarch 30, 2022 at 6 pm ET
Fordham UniversityRolling after March 15
Franklin & MarshallBy April 1
George Washington UniversityMarch 28, 2022 in the evening
Georgetown UniversityMarch 29, 2022 at 7 pm ET
Georgia Institute of TechnologyMarch 25, 2022 at 7pm ET
Goucher CollegeRolling notifications
Grinnell CollegeBy April 1
Hamilton CollegeMarch 8, 2022 at 8pm ET
Harvard UniversityMarch 31, 2022 after 7 pm ET
Harvey Mudd CollegeMarch 18, 2022
Haverford CollegeEarly April
Holy CrossMid-March
James Madison UniversityMid/Late March
Johns Hopkins UniversityMarch 18, 2022
Kenyon CollegeMid-March
Lehigh UniversityLate March
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyMarch 14, 2022 at 6:28pm ET
Middlebury CollegeLate March
Mount Holyoke College Late March
New York UniversityMarch 30, 2022 at 4 pm ET
Northeastern UniversityMarch 16, 2022 in the evening
Northwestern UniversityMarch 25, 2022
Occidental CollegeBy April 1
Oberlin CollegeMarch 19, 2022 at 12pm ET
Pitzer CollegeBy April 1
Pomona CollegeMarch 18, 2022 at 5 pm PT
Princeton UniversityMarch 31, 2022 at 7 pm ET (Ivy Day)
Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteMarch 12, 2022
Rhode Island School of DesignMid-March
Rice UniversityMarch 24, 2022 after 5:00pm CT
Rochester Institute of TechnologyBy mid-March
Santa Clara UniversityBy April 1
Sarah Lawrence CollegeLate March
Skidmore CollegeMarch 16, 2022
Smith CollegeMarch 25, 2022
Southern Methodist UniversityBy March 1
Stanford UniversityApril 1, 2022 at 4pm PDT
Swarthmore CollegeMarch 18, 2022 at 7pm ET
Syracuse UniversityLate March
Trinity CollegeMarch 14, 2022 in the evening
Tufts UniversityMarch 29, 2022 at 7pm ET
Tulane UniversityMarch 30, 2022 at 4 pm CT
University of California-BerkeleyMarch 24, 2022
University of California-DavisLate March
University of California-Los AngelesLate March
University of California-San DiegoMarch 18, 2022
University of California – Santa BarbaraMarch 22, 2022 around 3pm PT
University of ChicagoMarch 12, 2022
University of GeorgiaMarch 19, 2022
University of Maryland-College ParkBy April 1
University of Massachusetts-AmherstEarly March
University of MiamiBy April 1
University of MichiganBy March
University of North Carolina-Chapel HillMarch 25, 2022
University of Notre DameMarch 17, 2022 at 6:42pm ET
University of PennsylvaniaMarch 31, 2022 at 7 pm ET (Ivy Day)
University of RichmondBy April 1
University of the South (Sewanee)Early March
University of Southern CaliforniaBy April 1
University of VirginiaMarch 18, 2022 after office hours
Vanderbilt UniversityMarch 28, 2022 after 5pm CT
Vassar CollegeLate March
Villanova UniversityBy April 1
Wake Forest UniversityBy April 1 
Washington and Lee UniversityApril 1
Washington University in St. LouisMarch 24, 2022 in the afternoon
Wellesley CollegeLate March
Wesleyan UniversityMarch 26, 2022
Williams CollegeBy April 1
William & Mary UniversityMarch 26, 2022
Worcester Polytechnic UniversityMarch 23, 2022 at 5pm EST
Yale UniversityMarch 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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