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Class of 2020 Regular Decision Notification Dates

Mon, Mar 07, 2016 @ 09:50 AM

Class of 2020 Regular Decision NotificationHere's When the College Class of 2020 Will Learn Their Admissions Decisions

 

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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

 

See a school we left out or an updated release date we haven’t included yet? Tell us in the comments below and we will add it to our list!

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