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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 2023 in order to notify students of their decisions by the end of March.

Most colleges aim to have regular admission decisions ready by March 31 or April 1, but many choose to release decisions once they’re ready, which can sometimes be a week or two before the standard decision release date.

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.

Be sure to 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
Amherst College On or around April 1
Bard College End of March
Barnard College Late March
Bates College By April 1
Boston College By April 1
Boston University Late March
Bowdoin College Early April
Brandeis University April 1
Brown University TBD
Bryn Mawr College TBD
Bucknell University By April 1
California Institute of Technology Mid-March
Carleton College April 1
Carnegie Mellon University No later than April 15
Case Western Reserve University On or about March 20
Claremont McKenna College April 1
Colby College By April 1
Colgate University By Late March
College of William & Mary By April 1
Columbia University TBD
Cornell University TBD
Dartmouth College TBD
Davidson College April 1
Drexel University By April 1
Duke University April 1
Emerson College April 1
Emory University By April 1
George Washington University Late March/Early April
Georgetown University April 1
Georgia Institute of Technology TBD
Goucher College By April 1
Grinnell College Late March
Hamilton College Late March
Harvard University TBD
Harvey Mudd College April 1
Haverford College Early April
James Madison University Early April
Johns Hopkins University By April 1
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Mid-March
Middlebury College Late March/Early April
New York University April 1
Northeastern University By April 1
Northwestern University Late March
Pitzer College April 1
Pomona College By April 1
Princeton University TBD
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute TBD
Rhode Island School of Design Mailed Third Week of March
Rice University By April 1
Rochester Institute of Technology Mailed by mid-March
Sarah Lawrence College Late March through early April
Skidmore College By April 1
Smith College Late March
Southern Methodist University March 31
Stanford University April 1
Swarthmore College By April 1
Syracuse University Late March
Tufts University By April 1
University of California-Berkeley End of March
University of California-Davis Mid-March
University of California-Los Angeles By Late March
University of California-San Diego By the End of March
University of Chicago Late March
University of Georgia Late March
University of Maryland-College Park By April 1
University of Massachusetts-Amherst Early March
University of Michigan TBD
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill By the end of March
University of Notre Dame Late March
University of Pennsylvania TBD
University of Richmond April 1
University of Southern California By April 1
University of Virginia End of March
Vanderbilt University April 1
Vassar College Late March
Villanova University Late March
Wake Forest University By April 1
Washington and Lee University April 1
Washington University in St. Louis Mailed April 1
Wellesley College Late March
Wesleyan University Late March
Williams College By April 1
Worcester Polytechnic University April 1
Yale University TBD

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