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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.)

SchoolRegular Decision Notification Date
Amherst CollegeOn or around April 1
Bard CollegeEnd of March
Barnard CollegeLate March
Bates CollegeBy April 1
Boston CollegeBy April 1
Boston UniversityLate March
Bowdoin CollegeEarly April
Brandeis UniversityApril 1
Brown UniversityTBD
Bryn Mawr CollegeTBD
Bucknell UniversityBy April 1
California Institute of TechnologyMid-March
Carleton CollegeApril 1
Carnegie Mellon UniversityNo later than April 15
Case Western Reserve UniversityOn or about March 20
Claremont McKenna CollegeApril 1
Colby CollegeBy April 1
Colgate UniversityBy Late March
College of William & MaryBy April 1
Columbia UniversityTBD
Cornell UniversityTBD
Dartmouth CollegeTBD
Davidson CollegeApril 1
Drexel UniversityBy April 1
Duke UniversityApril 1
Emerson CollegeApril 1
Emory UniversityBy April 1
George Washington UniversityLate March/Early April
Georgetown UniversityApril 1
Georgia Institute of TechnologyTBD
Goucher CollegeBy April 1
Grinnell CollegeLate March
Hamilton CollegeLate March
Harvard UniversityTBD
Harvey Mudd CollegeApril 1
Haverford CollegeEarly April
James Madison UniversityEarly April
Johns Hopkins UniversityBy April 1
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyMid-March
Middlebury CollegeLate March/Early April
New York UniversityApril 1
Northeastern UniversityBy April 1
Northwestern UniversityLate March
Pitzer CollegeApril 1
Pomona CollegeBy April 1
Princeton UniversityTBD
Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTBD
Rhode Island School of DesignMailed Third Week of March
Rice UniversityBy April 1
Rochester Institute of TechnologyMailed by mid-March
Sarah Lawrence CollegeLate March through early April
Skidmore CollegeBy April 1
Smith CollegeLate March
Southern Methodist UniversityMarch 31
Stanford UniversityApril 1
Swarthmore CollegeBy April 1
Syracuse UniversityLate March
Tufts UniversityBy April 1
University of California-BerkeleyEnd of March
University of California-DavisMid-March
University of California-Los AngelesBy Late March
University of California-San DiegoBy the End of March
University of ChicagoLate March
University of GeorgiaLate March
University of Maryland-College ParkBy April 1
University of Massachusetts-AmherstEarly March
University of MichiganTBD
University of North Carolina-Chapel HillBy the end of March
University of Notre DameLate March
University of PennsylvaniaTBD
University of RichmondApril 1
University of Southern CaliforniaBy April 1
University of VirginiaEnd of March
Vanderbilt UniversityApril 1
Vassar CollegeLate March
Villanova UniversityLate March
Wake Forest UniversityBy April 1
Washington and Lee UniversityApril 1
Washington University in St. LouisMailed April 1
Wellesley CollegeLate March
Wesleyan UniversityLate March
Williams CollegeBy April 1
Worcester Polytechnic UniversityApril 1
Yale UniversityTBD

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