Class of 2025 Regular Decision Notification Dates

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.)


SchoolRegular Decision Notification Date
American UniversityMarch 17, 2021 at 3 pm ET
Amherst CollegeLate March
Babson CollegeMid-March
Bard CollegeEnd of March
Barnard CollegeLate March
Bates CollegeMarch 12, 2021
Boston CollegeMarch 25, 2021 in the evening
Boston UniversityMarch 25, 2021 in the evening
Bowdoin College By April 1
Brandeis UniversityApril 1
Brown UniversityApril 6, 2021 at 7 pm ET
Bryn Mawr CollegeApril 1
Bucknell UniversityBy April 1
California Institute of TechnologyMarch 12, 2021
Carleton CollegeApril 1
Carnegie Mellon UniversityBy April 1
Case Western Reserve UniversityMarch 27, 2021
Claremont McKenna CollegeBy April 1
Colby CollegeMarch 25, 2021
Colgate UniversityBy April 1
College of CharlestonBy April 1
College of William & MaryBy April 1
Columbia UniversityApril 6, 2021 at 7 pm ET
Connecticut CollegeLate March
Cornell UniversityApril 6, 2021 at 7 pm ET
Dartmouth CollegeApril 6, 2021 at 7 pm ET
Davidson CollegeMarch 27
Drexel UniversityBy April 1
Duke UniversityApril 5, 2021 at 7 pm ET
Emerson CollegeApril 1
Emory UniversityMarch 24, 2021 at 6 pm ET
Fordham UniversityBy April 1
Franklin & MarshallBy April 1
George Washington UniversityLate March
Georgetown UniversityApril 1
Georgia Institute of TechnologyMid-March
Goucher CollegeRolling notifications
Grinnell CollegeLate March/Early April
Hamilton CollegeLate March
Harvard UniversityApril 6, 2021 at 7 pm ET
Harvey Mudd CollegeApril 1
Haverford CollegeEarly April
Holy CrossLate March or Early April
James Madison UniversityMid/Late March
Johns Hopkins UniversityMarch 19, 2021
Kenyon CollegeMarch 21, 2021
Lehigh UniversityMarch 25, 2021
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyMarch 14, 2021 at 6:28 pm ET
Middlebury CollegeLate March
Mount Holyoke College Late March
New York UniversityMarch 31, 2021
Northeastern UniversityMarch 17, 2021
Northwestern UniversityMarch 26, 2021
Occidental CollegeMarch 25, 2021
Oberlin CollegeBy April 1
Pitzer CollegeBy April 1
Pomona CollegeMarch 25, 2021 at 5 pm PT
Princeton UniversityApril 6, 2021 at 7 pm ET
Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteMarch 6
Rhode Island School of DesignMid-March
Rice UniversityBy April 1
Rochester Institute of TechnologyBy mid-March
Santa Clara UniversityBy April 1
Sarah Lawrence CollegeLate March
Skidmore CollegeMid-March
Smith CollegeLate March
Southern Methodist UniversityMid-March
Stanford UniversityApril 7, 2021 at 4 pm
Swarthmore CollegeMid-March
Syracuse UniversityLate March
Tufts UniversityBy April 1
Tulane UniversityBy April 1
University of California-BerkeleyMarch 26, 2021
University of California-DavisMarch 19, 2021
University of California-Los AngelesMarch 20, 2021
University of California-San DiegoMarch 20, 2021
University of California – Santa BarbaraMarch 16, 2021 at 3 pm PT
University of ChicagoMarch 12, 2021
University of GeorgiaMarch 17, 2021
University of Maryland-College ParkBy April 1
University of Massachusetts-AmherstEarly March
University of MiamiBy April 1
University of MichiganBy early April
University of North Carolina-Chapel HillMarch 31, 2021
University of Notre DameLate March
University of PennsylvaniaApril 6, 2021 at 7 pm ET
University of RichmondBy April 1
University of the South (Sewanee)March 4, 2021
University of Southern CaliforniaMarch 30, 2021
University of VirginiaMarch 25, 2021
Vanderbilt UniversityBy April 1
Vassar CollegeLate March
Villanova UniversityMarch 25, 2021
Wake Forest UniversityBy April 1 
Washington and Lee UniversityApril 1
Washington University in St. LouisMarch 24, 2021
Wellesley CollegeLate March
Wesleyan UniversityLate March
Williams CollegeBy April 1
Worcester Polytechnic UniversityBy April 1
Yale UniversityApril 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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