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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!

75 replies on “Class of 2021 Regular Decision Deadlines and Notification Dates *UPDATED*”

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.

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

Claremont McKenna comes out on March 24th

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

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

Swarthmore the 17th

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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