Regular Decision Notification Dates (Class of 2020)

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Here’s When the College Class of 2020 Will Learn Their Admissions Decisions

It’s March and there’s finally a light at the end of the admissions tunnel for anxious high school seniors – colleges will soon start releasing their regular admissions decisions!

For those who applied early decision or early action this year the competition was stiff, with some colleges reporting slight dips in early admissions rates from the year before.

The admissions season was relatively smooth this year, however, there are a lot of changes on the horizon for students applying to the class of 2021, with the revised SAT, the announcement of the Coalition Application, and a Harvard report that aimed to alleviate some college admissions stress.

Boston College was one of the first schools this spring to announce their regular decision notification date – the week of March 14. While this is nearly two weeks earlier than the typical late-March or April 1 date most selective colleges choose, it’s not unusual for colleges to release decisions earlier in the month.

As ususal, MIT had the most creative announcement this year, with special guest BB-8!

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

Here are regular application decision notification dates for the Class of 2020. Many of these dates are general, so expect these dates to change as we draw closer to mid-March. Be sure to check back regularly for updated date and times – especially for those labeled “TBD” or those with a general timeframe (mid/late March, early April, March 31, or April 1).

School Regular Decision Notification Date
Amherst College March 25, 2016 in the evening
Babson College March 18, 2016 at 3 pm EDT
Barnard College March 24, 2016 at 7 pm EDT
Bates College By April 1, 2016
Boston College Emailed the week of March 14, 2016
Boston University March 19, 2016
Bowdoin College March 18, 2016
Brandeis University March 17, 2016
Brown University March 31, 2016
Bucknell University March 25, 2016
Caltech March 12, 2016
Carleton College March 26, 2016 at 5 pm
Carnegie Mellon University March 26, 2016
Claremont McKenna March 22, 2016 after 5 pm
Colby College By April 1, 2016
Colgate University Mailed March 18, 2016
Columbia University March 31, 2016 after 5 pm EDT
Connecticut College Late March
Cornell University March 31, 2016 at 5 p.m. EDT
Dartmouth College March 31, 2016 after 5 pm EDT
Davidson College March 19, 2016 at 10 am
Duke University March 24, 2016 at 7 pm
Emory University March 30, 2016 at 6 pm EDT
George Washington University Late March/Early April
Georgetown University By April 1, 2016
Grinnell College March 18, 2016
Hamilton College March 25, 2016 in the evening
Harvard University March 31, 2016
Harvey Mudd By April 1, 2016
Johns Hopkins University March 18, 2016 at 3pm EST
Kenyon College March 18, 2016 at 6 pm EST
Lehigh Universty Late March
Macalester College March 30, 2016
Middlebury College March 19, 2016 at 8 am EST
MIT March 14, 2016 at 6:28 pm EST
New York University March 31, 2016 by email throughout the day
Northeastern University March 15, 2016
Northwestern University Week of March 14
Notre Dame Late March/Early April
Occidental College March 22, 2016
Olin College of Engineering Mid-March
Pitzer College March 22, 2016
Pomona College March 18, 2016 after 5 pm PDT
Princeton University March 31, 2016 at 5 p.m. EST
Rice University By April 1, 2016
Stanford University March 25, 2016 at 3 pm PST
Swarthmore College March 24, 2016
Tufts University By April 1, 2016
Tulane University April 1, 2016
UCLA Late March
Union College March 23, 2016 in the evening
University of California – Berkeley March 24, 2016 in the evening
University of California – Davis March 11, 2016
University of California – Santa Barbara March 22, 2016
University of California – Santa Cruz March 15, 2016
University of Chicago March 16, 2016 in the late afternoon
University of Michigan April
University of Pennsylvania March 31, 2016 at 5 p.m. EDT
University of Southern California Mailed March 23, 2016

Available online March 26, 2016

University of Virginia March 25, 2016
Vanderbilt University March 23, 2016 at 5:30 pm CDT
Wake Forest University By April 1, 2016
Washington & Lee March 25, 2016 at 8 pm EDT
Washington University in St. Louis March 10, 2016
Wellesley College March 23, 2016 in the evening
Wesleyan University March 25, 2016
Wheaton College (MA) By March 31, 2016
William & Mary By April 1, 2016
Williams College March 23, 2016 in the evening
Worcester Polytechnic Institute April 1, 2016
Yale University March 31, 2016

 

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