Class of 2021 Regular Decision Deadlines and Notification Dates *UPDATED*

Even if you’ve submitted your early round applications, don’t wait to prepare essays for the regular round. You don’t want to get bad news on an early decision and have to scramble to write killer essays. And, if you applied to non-binding early action schools you can round out your options with some additional schools in the regular round.

UPDATED INFO ON THE REGULAR ROUND…JUST FOR YOU

What sort of twisted humor is there in receiving your college admissions decisions on April Fool’s Day?  None, we agree, especially with all of the technical errors since applications became electronic.  It makes the Oscar flub look like a walk in the park.  Well March is here and some colleges do send their “regrets” or “accepts” this month.  We’ve listed below a sampling of notification dates for US colleges and universities. If you have updated info on other schools please post a comment. GOOD LUCK!

Class of 2021 –Regular Decision Deadlines and Notification Dates for 2016-2017:

  • Amherst College –notification sent electronically, March 24
  • Babson College –January 3, 2017 by 11:59pm, in the time zone from which you are submitting the app. Notification by March 17
  • Barnard College –January 1, 2017, notification by March 23
  • Bates College –January 1, 2017, notification March 18
  • Boston College –January 1, 2017, notification week of March 12, no earlier than March 16
  • Boston University –notification March 18
  • Bowdoin –January 1, 2017, notification March 17
  • Brandeis –January 1, 2017, notification March 23 (evening)
  • Brown University –January 1, 2017, notification March 30
  • Bryn Mawr College –January 15, 2017, notification April 1
  • Bucknell University –January 15, 2017, notification March 29
  • California Institute of Technology (Caltech) –January 3, 2017, notification by mid-March
  • Carleton College –January 15, 2017, notification March 22
  • Carnegie Mellon University –January 1, 2017, notification March 26
  • Case Western Reserve –notification March 17
  • Claremont McKenna College –January 1, 2017, notification March 24
  • Colgate University –January 15, 2017, decisions mailed on March 20
  • Columbia University –January 1, 2017, notification released online March 30
  • Connecticut College –January 1, 2017, notification by late March
  • Cornell University –January 2, 2017, notification by March 30 (Regular Decision Early Notification admissions decisions sent to SOME Hotel and ILR applicants)
  • Dartmouth College –January 1, 2017, notification by March 30
  • Davidson College –January 5, 2017, notification by March 22
  • Duke University –January 3, 2017 OR December 20, 2016 (for priority consideration for alumni interview), notification March 30
  • Emory University –January 1, 2017, notification by March 23
  • Fordham –notification March 17
  • Georgetown University –January 10, 2017, notification by April 1
  • Georgia Institute of Technology –notification March 11
  • Hamilton College –January 1, 2017, notification by March 24
  • Harvard University –January 1, 2017, notification March 30
  • Harvey Mudd College –January 5, 2017, notification March 17
  • Haverford College –January 15, 2017, notification mailed March 22
  • Johns Hopkins University –January 2, 2017, notification March 17
  • Lehigh University –January 1, 2017, notification by late March
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) –January 1, 2017, notification March 14
  • Middlebury –January 1, 2017, notification March 18, after 8am
  • New York University –January 1, 2017, notification by April 1
  • Northwestern University –January 1, 2017 (by 11:59pm applicant’s local time), notification March 17
  • Notre Dame –January 1, 2017, notification by beginning of April
  • Occidental College –January 15, 2017, notification March 22
  • Olin College of Engineering –notification late March
  • Pitzer College –January 1, 2017, notification March 20
  • Pomona College –January 1, 2017, notification March 17
  • Princeton University –January 1, 2017 (by 11:59pm applicant’s local time), notification March 30
  • Rice University –January 1, 2017, notification April 1
  • Stanford University –January 3, 2017, notification March 31
  • Swarthmore College –January 1, 2017, notification March 17, 7pm Eastern
  • Tufts University –January 1, 2017, notification by April 1
  • Tulane University –January 15, 2017, notification by April 1
  • UC Berkeley –notification March 30, 5pm Pacific
  • UCLA –notification March 17
  • UC Davis –notification March 10
  • UCSD –notification March 10
  • UC Santa Barbara –notification March 21
  • University of Chicago –January 1, 2017 (by 11:59pm applicant’s local time), notification March 17 late afternoon, Central
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill –January 15, 2017, notification by end of March
  • University of Pennsylvania –January 5, 2017, notification March 30
  • University of Virginia –January 1, 2017, notification March 22
  • University of Washington, Seattle –mailing acceptances from March 15 to March 31. Emailing rejections March starting March 15
  • Vanderbilt University –January 1, 2017, notification by April 1
  • Wake Forest University –January 1, 2017, notification by April 1
  • Washington University, St. Louis –January 15, 2017, notification March 15
  • Wellesley College –Regular Decision with Early Evaluation: December 15, 2016; Regular Decision: January 15, 2017, notification for both plans March 22
  • Wesleyan University –January 1, 2017, notification late March
  • William & Mary –notification April 1
  • Williams College –January 1, 2017, notification March 22
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute –February 1, 2017, notification March 24
  • Yale University –January 2, 2017, notification March 30

 May the odds be ever in your favor!

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75 Comments

  1. Erica

    Posted on January 19, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Middlebury’s decision comes out on March 18 after 8 AM

    • Deanna

      Posted on January 30, 2017 at 4:12 pm

      Thank you!

  2. Paloma

    Posted on February 2, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    Johns Hopkins decisions come out on March 17th at 3:00

    • Deanna

      Posted on February 8, 2017 at 1:53 pm

      Thank you!

  3. Mendy

    Posted on March 4, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    Boston College decisions will be released in the week of March 12. Claremont McKenna decisions will be out on March 24, shortly after 5:00 PM Pacific Time.

    • Deanna

      Posted on March 9, 2017 at 9:50 am

      Thank you!

      • Leanne

        Posted on March 13, 2017 at 7:54 pm

        BC twitter said today, no earlier than Thursday of this week

        • Deanna

          Posted on March 14, 2017 at 12:18 pm

          Thank you!

  4. Brian

    Posted on March 6, 2017 at 2:57 am

    Boston College’s decisions are released on the week of March 12th.

    Claremont McKenna comes out on March 24th

    • Deanna

      Posted on March 9, 2017 at 9:50 am

      Thank you!

  5. Jai

    Posted on March 6, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    Claremont McKenna will release on the 24th of March

    • Deanna

      Posted on March 9, 2017 at 9:51 am

      Thank you!

  6. Liz

    Posted on March 7, 2017 at 9:15 am

    Boston University will post results on March 18 per official email from admission office.

    • Deanna

      Posted on March 9, 2017 at 9:51 am

      Thank you!

  7. Nathaniel

    Posted on March 8, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    MIT’s date of notification is on March 14, PI day at 6:28 PM Eastern Time.

    • Deanna

      Posted on March 9, 2017 at 9:52 am

      Thank you!

  8. Susana

    Posted on March 9, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    Case Western Reserve, March 20
    Georgia Institute of Technology, March 11
    William and Mary, email by April 1

    • Deanna

      Posted on March 10, 2017 at 11:07 am

      Thanks much!

      • Denise

        Posted on March 10, 2017 at 3:50 pm

        Swarthmore – March 17 @ 7PM

        • Deanna

          Posted on March 14, 2017 at 12:24 pm

          Thanks!

  9. YouSodium

    Posted on March 10, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    Swarthmore’s decision comes out March 17 at 7:00pm ET (I just got an email from them).

    • Deanna

      Posted on March 14, 2017 at 12:25 pm

      Thanks!

  10. Jane

    Posted on March 10, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    Swarthmore just emailed that they will post decisions March 17 after 6 pm EST

    • Deanna

      Posted on March 14, 2017 at 12:24 pm

      Thanks.

  11. Paola Berny

    Posted on March 10, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    UC Santa Barabara, March 24
    Olin College of Engineering, “late March”
    University of Washington, Seattle- mailing acceptances from March 15 to March 31. Emailing rejections from March 15

    • Deanna

      Posted on March 14, 2017 at 12:23 pm

      Thank you!

  12. Q

    Posted on March 10, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    Brandeis comes out on March 17.

    • Deanna

      Posted on March 14, 2017 at 12:22 pm

      Thank you!

  13. Julia

    Posted on March 10, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    Swarthmore is March 17th at 7:00 pm

    • Deanna

      Posted on March 14, 2017 at 12:21 pm

      Thanks!

  14. Elizabeth

    Posted on March 10, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    Swarthmore comes out on March 17 at 7 PM

    • Deanna

      Posted on March 14, 2017 at 12:21 pm

      Thanks!

  15. Genevieve

    Posted on March 12, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    Swarthmore the 17th

    Their website
    Notification of admission decision is made online on Friday, March 17, 2017 at 7 p.m. EST.

    • Deanna

      Posted on March 14, 2017 at 12:20 pm

      Thank you!

  16. Chaz

    Posted on March 12, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    Swarthmore’s date of notification is Friday 17 7PM ET

    • Deanna

      Posted on March 14, 2017 at 12:20 pm

      Thanks!

  17. Debbie

    Posted on March 13, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    UCLA
    March 21, 2017 at 5 pm Pacific
    UC Berkeley
    March 30, 2017 at 5 pm Pacific
    UCSD and UC Davis
    March 10

    • Deanna

      Posted on March 14, 2017 at 12:19 pm

      Thank you!

  18. Natalie

    Posted on March 14, 2017 at 2:47 am

    UChicago will release on the 17th of March

    • Deanna

      Posted on March 14, 2017 at 12:17 pm

      Thanks Natalie!

  19. Cecilia

    Posted on March 14, 2017 at 11:52 am

    University of Chicago admissions’ twitter account posted they “plan on releasing admissions decisions this Friday, March 17th in the late afternoon (Central Time).”

    • Deanna

      Posted on March 14, 2017 at 12:16 pm

      Thanks!

  20. Ralph Webber

    Posted on March 14, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    RPI informed students via web portal on March 11 at 7:00pm

    • Deanna

      Posted on March 16, 2017 at 9:16 am

      Thank you!

  21. Patty

    Posted on March 15, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    Colgate will mail decisions on March 20, via regular mail or courier. No decision info will be sent via email (except to int’l students) or the applicant portal.

    • Deanna

      Posted on March 16, 2017 at 10:54 am

      Thank you!

  22. JOan

    Posted on March 15, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    WashU in St Louis sent them out earlier today…

    • Deanna

      Posted on March 16, 2017 at 9:11 am

      Thanks!

  23. eli

    Posted on March 15, 2017 at 11:02 pm

    WashU just released results today.

    • Deanna

      Posted on March 16, 2017 at 9:10 am

      Thanks!

  24. Tina

    Posted on March 16, 2017 at 10:02 am

    Bowdoin sent email last night saying the decisions will be out at 7 pm March 17

    • TTAAdmin

      Posted on March 16, 2017 at 10:09 am

      Thanks!

  25. Tileshwar

    Posted on March 16, 2017 at 11:30 am

    Does someone know what time Johns Hopkins releases notifications (GMT)?
    Thanks

  26. Karl

    Posted on March 16, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    Wellesley just emailed out that they will post decisions on the evening of Wednesday March 22

    • Deanna

      Posted on March 17, 2017 at 10:09 am

      Thanks!

  27. JOan

    Posted on March 17, 2017 at 7:32 am

    Colby, University of Chicago, Kenyon and Swarthmore are all this afternoon and evening…emails received from all.

    • Deanna

      Posted on March 17, 2017 at 10:11 am

      Thank you!

  28. Rachel

    Posted on March 17, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    Fordham released today

  29. Anna

    Posted on March 17, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    Northwestern came out today!

    • Deanna

      Posted on March 23, 2017 at 12:52 pm

      Thanks!

  30. Joan

    Posted on March 17, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    Northwestern emailed today…with link to a portal.

  31. Rebecca

    Posted on March 18, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    Anyone know about Wesleyan University, Hamilton College and Trinity College?

  32. Karl

    Posted on March 19, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    UCLA has already posted decisions (they did it on the 17th)

  33. Ligaya Lim

    Posted on March 21, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    Barnard College is posting regular decisions the evening of March 23.

    • Deanna

      Posted on March 23, 2017 at 12:53 pm

      Thank you!

  34. Ben

    Posted on March 21, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    Dartmouth and UPenn march 30th

    • Deanna

      Posted on March 23, 2017 at 12:54 pm

      Thank you!

  35. Victor

    Posted on March 22, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    Upenn is publishing their notification on 30th March. Same for Dartmouth and Yale

    • Deanna

      Posted on March 23, 2017 at 12:55 pm

      Thanks!

  36. Giacomo

    Posted on March 22, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    A bunch of schools just sent emails with decision dates:
    Brandeis: March 23 in the evening
    Amherst: March 24 late in the day
    Penn: March 30 at 5:00pm EDT
    Dartmouth: March 30 after 5:00pm EDT

    • Deanna

      Posted on March 23, 2017 at 12:56 pm

      Thank you!

  37. Ralph

    Posted on March 24, 2017 at 8:27 am

    Drexel University released their decisions March 23, 2017.

    • Deanna

      Posted on March 24, 2017 at 9:39 am

      Thanks!

  38. Joan

    Posted on March 25, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    William and Mary has been out a few days already.
    Cornell, Dartmouth, Princeton, UPenn “will be available online on March 30, after 5 p.m. ET.”
    Kenyon is out – 3/17
    Colby is out – 3/17
    WashU came out 3/17
    Lehigh came out 3/24
    BU is out

  39. Debra

    Posted on March 29, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    Vanderbilt came out today, March 29th, 2017.

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