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Class of 2021 Regular Decision Notification Dates

Tue, Feb 14, 2017 @ 11:20 AM

class of 2021 regular decision notification dates-1.jpgHere Are the Regular Admission Decision Dates for the Class of 2021

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As we draw closer to the middle of the spring semester, college across the country are working hard to get through hundreds of thousands of college applications to the class of 2021 in order to deliver regular admission decisions by the end of March. We've compiled a comprehensive list of admission decision dates for 2017 here.

The Ivy League has signaled that its common regular decision release date for the class of 2021 will be March 30, 2017. To see admission decision release dates from last year click here.

The class of 2021 had an interesting college admissions experience, with changes that included the launch of the Coalition Application in the summer of 2016 and the redesigned SAT implemented in March of 2016. Most early decision notification dates have passed, and 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 application cycle for the class of 2021 also saw an increase in applications at some of the country’s top institutions, with Harvard University, Yale University, Tufts University, and more reporting record-high application numbers.

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

Here are regular decision notification dates for the class of 2021. Many of these admission decision notification 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, etc.)


Class of 2021 Regular Decision Notification Date

Allegheny College

March 15, 2017

American University

No later than April 1st

Amherst College

March 24, 2017

Babson College

March 17, 2017 at 4:00PM ET

Bard College

End of March

Barnard College

March 23, 2017

Bates College

March 18, 2017

Boston College

Emailed no mater than March 16, 2017

Boston University

March 18, 2017

Bowdoin College

March 17, 2017 at 7 PM ET

Brandeis University

March 23, 2017 in the evening

Brown University

March 30, 2017 at 5 PM ET

Bryn Mawr College

April 1

Bucknell University

March 29, 2017

California Institute of Technology


Carleton College

March 22, 2017 at 8pm Ccentel

Carnegie Mellon University

March 26, 2017 at 12:01 AM

Case Western Reserve University

March 17, 2017 at 8pm ET

Claremont McKenna College

March 24, 2017 at 5:00 PST

Colby College

March 17, 2017 at 3 PM ET

Colgate University

By Late March

College of William & Mary

April 1 via email

Colorado College

March 10, 2017 at 4:00 pm MST

Columbia University

March 30, 2017 at 5 PM ET

Connecticut College

March 25, 2017 at 10 AM ET

Cornell University

March 30, 2017 at 5 PM ET

Dartmouth College

March 30, 2017 at 5 PM ET

Davidson College

March 22, 2017 at 9 PM ET

Dickinson College

March 16, 2017

Drew University

March 18, 2017

Drexel University

By April 1

Duke University

March 29, 2017 at 7 PM ET

Elon University

March 20, 2017

Emerson College

April 1

Emory University

March 23, 2017 at 6pm ET

Florida State University

March 16, 2017

Fordham University

By April 1st

Franklin and Marshall College

Around April 1st

George Washington University

Late March/Early April

Georgetown University

April 1

Georgia Institute of Technology

March 11, 2017

Goucher College

By April 1

Grinnell College

Late March

Hamilton College

March 24, 2017 at 8 PM ET

Harvard University

March 30, 2017 at 5 PM ET

Harvey Mudd College

April 1

Haverford College

Early April

Hobart and William Smith Colleges

By April 1st

James Madison University

Early April

Johns Hopkins University

March 17, 2017

Juniata College

Released weekly, 4-6 weeks after your application is submitted

Kenyon College

March 17, 2017 at 6 pm ET

Lafayette College

Late March

Lehigh University

Late March

Loyola Marymount University


Macalester College

No later than March 30th

Massachusetts College of Art and Design


Massachusetts Institute of Technology

March 14, 2017, beginning at 6:28 PM ET

McGill University


Miami University (Ohio)

March 15

Middlebury College

March 18, 2017

Mount Holyoke College

March 16, 2016

Muhlenberg College

March 15, 2017

New York University

March 30, 2017 throughout the day

Northeastern University

By April 1

Northwestern University

Late March

Oberlin College

Most likely the week before April 1 (from the admissions office)

Occidental College

March 22, 2017 at 5 PM PT

Parsons School of Design

April 1

Pennsylvania State University


Pepperdine University

April 1

Pitzer College

April 1

Pomona College

March 17th after 5:00 pm PDT

Princeton University

March 30, 2017 at 5 PM ET

Quinnipiac University


Reed College

Mailed by April 1

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

March 11, 2017

Rhode Island School of Design

Mailed Third Week of March

Rice University

By April 1

Rochester Institute of Technology

Mailed by mid-March

Santa Clara University

Mid-late March

Sarah Lawrence College

Late March through early April

Skidmore College

Mailed By April 1

Smith College

March 24, 2017 at 6 PM ET

Southern Methodist University

March 31

Stanford University

March 31, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. PDT

Swarthmore College

March 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. ET

Syracuse University

Late March

Trinity College

March 23, 2017

Tufts University

By April 1

Tulane University

April 1

Union College

Before April 15

University of California - Berkeley

March 30, 2017 at 5 pm Pacific

University of California - Davis


University of California - Irvine

In batches from March 16-24

University of California - Los Angeles

March 17, 2017 in the evening

University of California - Riverside

Starting March 1st

University of California -San Diego

By the End of March

University of California - Santa Barbara

March 21, 2017 at 3pm Pacific

University of California - Santa Cruz

March 15-31

University of Chicago

March 17, 2017 in the afternoon

University of Connecticut (Storrs)

Begins March 1st

University of Georgia

March 17, 2017 in the late afternoon

University of Maryland-College Park

By April 1

University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Early March

University of Michigan

Early April

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

By the end of March

University of Notre Dame

Late March

University of Pennsylvania

March 30, 2017 at 5 PM ET

University of Richmond

April 1

University of Rochester

First batch by March 2 or 3

University of San Diego


University of Southern California

Mailed March 23, 2017

Online March 26, 2017

University of Virginia

End of March

University of Washington

Coming out in batches between March 15th and March 31st

University of  Wisconsin – Madison

End of March

Vanderbilt University

March 28, 2017 at 5:30 PM CT

Vassar College

Late March

Villanova University

March 23, 2017 at 5:30 PM ET

Virginia Tech

March 17, 2017 after 5 PM ET

Wake Forest University

By April 1

Washington and Lee University

March 24, 2017 at 8 pm ET

Washington University in St. Louis

March 15, 2017 after 5:30 PM ET

Wellesley College

March 22, 2017 in the evening

Wesleyan University

Late March

Wheaton College

April 1

Whitman College

Mailing week of March 20th (admissions)

Williams College

March 22, 2017 in the evening

Worcester Polytechnic University

April 1

Yale University

March 30, 2017 at 5 PM ET


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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