Class of 2025 Regular Decision Notification Dates

By IvyWise on Monday, March 8, 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 UniversityLate March
Amherst CollegeLate March
Bard CollegeEnd of March
Barnard CollegeLate March
Bates CollegeBy April 1
Boston CollegeBy April 1
Boston UniversityLate March
Bowdoin College Early April
Brandeis UniversityApril 1
Brown UniversityApril 6, 2021 at 7 pm ET
Bryn Mawr CollegeEnd of March
Bucknell UniversityBy April 1
California Institute of TechnologyMid-March
Carleton CollegeBy April 1
Carnegie Mellon UniversityNo later than April 1
Case Western Reserve UniversityMarch 20
Claremont McKenna CollegeBy April 1
Colby CollegeOn or before April 1
Colgate UniversityMid March
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 20
Drexel UniversityBy April 1
Duke UniversityLate March
Emerson CollegeApril 1
Emory UniversityBy April 1
Fordham UniversityBy April 1
Franklin & MarshallBy April 1
George Washington UniversityBy late March
Georgetown UniversityBy April 1
Georgia Institute of TechnologyBy mid-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 UniversityBy April 1
Kenyon CollegeMid-March
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyMarch 14, 2021 at 6:28 pm ET
Middlebury CollegeLate March
New York UniversityBy April 1
Northeastern UniversityBy April 1
Northwestern UniversityLate March
Occidental CollegeLate March or Early April
Oberlin CollegeBy April 1
Pitzer CollegeBy April 1
Pomona CollegeBy April 1
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
Sarah Lawrence CollegeBy late March
Skidmore CollegeMid-March
Smith CollegeBy late March
Southern Methodist UniversityMid-March
Stanford UniversityApril 9, 2021
Swarthmore CollegeMid-March
Syracuse UniversityLate March
Tufts UniversityMid-March
Tulane UniversityBy April 1
University of California-BerkeleyEnd of March
University of California-DavisMid-March
University of California-Los AngelesLate March
University of California-San DiegoBy March 31
University of California – Santa BarbaraMid-March
University of ChicagoLate March
University of GeorgiaMid-March
University of Maryland-College ParkLate March/early April
University of Massachusetts-AmherstEarly March
University of MichiganBy early April
University of North Carolina-Chapel HillEnd of March
University of Notre DameBy late March
University of PennsylvaniaApril 6, 2021 at 7 pm ET
University of RichmondBy April 1
University of Southern CaliforniaBy April 1
University of VirginiaBy April 1
Vanderbilt UniversityBy April 1
Vassar CollegeLate March
Villanova UniversityBy late March
Wake Forest UniversityBy April 1 
Washington and Lee UniversityApril 1
Washington University in St. LouisBy April 1
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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