Regular Decision Notification Dates For The Class of 2025

October 29, 2021

Let’s See When Students Can Expect to Receive Regular Admission Decisions

Did you prepare yourself for regular decision notification dates? Admissions offices allover the US are continuously working to get through thousands of regular decision college applications for the class of 2025, so they can send notifications to students of their decisions by the spring.

Basically, most colleges intend to have regular admission decisions prepared by the end of March. The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered many changes to the admissions cycle this year, also extended regular decision deadlines, which might affect decision dates.

The Ivy League schools have declared they will release regular decisions on April 6 – almost a whole week later than their usual timeline. Stanford has also pushed back their expected decision release date to April 9.

Due to the later decision notification date, all Ivy schools have extended their reply to May 3, 2021.

The early admissions cycle gave us a glance into what the regular decision pool might look like, with several 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.

Let’s have a look at the regular application decision notification dates for the class of 2025.

Most of these dates are general, so be prepared to 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 it to a later date, so these dates are subject to change.

Check back regularly for updated dates and times – especially for those labeled “TBD” or those with a general time frame (mid/late March, early April, etc.)

School and Regular Decision Notification Date

American University- March 17, 2021, at 3 pm ET

Amherst College - Late March

Babson College- Mid-March

Bard College- End of March

Barnard College - Late March

Bates College- March 12, 2021

Boston College- March 25, 2021, in the evening

Boston University- March 25, 2021, in the evening

Bowdoin College-By April 1

Brown University- April 6, 2021, at 7 pm ET

Bryn Mawr College- April 1

Bucknell University- By April 1

California Institute of Technolog- March 12, 2021

Carleton College- April 1

Carnegie Mellon University- By April 1

Case Western Reserve University- March 27, 2021

Claremont McKenna College- By April 1

American University- March 17, 2021, at 3 pm ET

Amherst College- Late March

Babson College- Mid-March

Bard College- End of March

Barnard College- Late March

Bates College- March 12, 2021

Boston College- March 25, 2021, in the evening

Boston University- March 25, 2021, in the evening

Bowdoin College- By April 1

Brown University- April 6, 2021, at 7 pm ET

Bryn Mawr College- April 1

Bucknell University- By April 1

California Institute of Technology- March 12, 2021

Carleton College- April 1

Carnegie Mellon University- By April 1

Case Western Reserve University- March 27, 2021

Claremont McKenna College- By April 1

Colby College - March 25, 2021

Colgate University- By April 1

College of Charleston- By April 1

College of William & Mary- By April 1

Columbia University- April 6, 2021, at 7 pm ET

Connecticut College- Late March

Cornell University- April 6, 2021, at 7 pm ET

Dartmouth College- April 6, 2021, at 7 pm ET

Davidson College- March 27

Drexel University- By April 1

Duke University- April 5, 2021, at 7 pm ET

Emerson College- April 1

Emory University - March 24, 2021, at 6 pm ET

Fordham University- By April 1

Franklin & Marshall- By April 1

George Washington University- Late March

Georgetown University- April 1

Georgia Institute of Technology- Mid-March

Goucher College- Rolling notifications

Grinnell College- Late March/Early April

Hamilton College- Late March

Harvard University- April 6, 2021, at 7 pm ET

Harvey Mudd College- April 1

Haverford College- Early April

Holy Cross- Late March or Early April

James Madison University- Mid/Late March

Johns Hopkins University- March 19, 2021

Kenyon College- March 21, 2021

Lehigh University- March 25, 2021

Massachusetts Institute of Technology- March 14, 2021, at 6:28 pm ET

Middlebury College- Late March

Mount Holyoke College-  Late March

New York University- March 31, 2021

Northeastern University- March 17, 2021

Northwestern University- March 26, 2021

Occidental College - March 25, 2021

Oberlin College- By April 1

Pitzer College By - April 1

Pomona College- March 25, 2021, at 5 pm PT

Princeton University April 6, 2021, at 7 pm ET

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute- March 6

Rhode Island School of Design- Mid-March

Rice University- By April 1

Rochester Institute of Technology By mid-March

Santa Clara University By April 1

Sarah Lawrence College- Late March

Skidmore College- Mid-March

Smith CollegeLate- March

Southern Methodist University- Mid-March

Stanford University- April 7, 2021, at 4 pm

Swarthmore College- Mid-March

Syracuse University- Late March

Tufts University- By April 1

Tulane University- By April 1

University of California-Berkeley- March 26, 2021

University of California-Davis- March 19, 2021

University of California-Los Angeles March 20, 2021

University of California-San Diego- March 20, 2021

University of California – Santa Barbara- March 16, 2021, at 3 pm PT

University of Chicago- March 12, 2021

University of Georgia- March 17, 2021

University of Maryland- College Park- By April 1

University of Massachusetts- Amherst - Early March

University of Miami- By April 1

The University of Michigan- By early April

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill- March 31, 2021

University of Notre Dame- Late March

University of Pennsylvania- April 6, 2021, at 7 pm ET

University of Richmond- By April 1

University of the South (Sewanee)- March 4, 2021

University of Southern California- March 30, 2021

University of Virginia- March 25, 2021

Vanderbilt University- By April 1

Vassar College-Late March

Villanova University- March 25, 2021

Wake Forest University- By April 1

Washington and Lee University- April 1

Wellesley College- Late March

Wesleyan University- Late March

Williams College- By April 1

Worcester Polytechnic University- By April 1

Yale University- April 6, 2021, at 7 pm ET

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