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Class of 2022 Regular Decision Notification Dates

Wed, Feb 14, 2018 @ 03:03 PM

Early_Decision_DeadlineHere’s When Students Can Expect to Receive Regular Admission Decisions in 2018

As we draw closer to spring, colleges and universities across the country are working hard to get through hundreds of thousands of college applications to the class of 2022 in order to deliver regular decisions by the end of March.

Harvard University has already signaled that its regular decision release date for the class of 2022 will be March 28, 2018, and since the Ivy Leagues tend to release on the same day, we anticipate decisions from the other seven Ivies then as well (unless otherwise noted.) To see admission decision release dates from last year click here.

The class of 2022 admissions cycle was another record-setting one, with some of the country’s top institutions, including Harvard University, NYU, Brown University, and Yale University, among others, 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 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 2022.

Many of these dates are general, so 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 to a later date, so these dates are subject to change.

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.)


Regular Decision Notification Date

American University

Mailed week of March 19, 2018

Amherst College

March 23, 2018 in the evening

Babson College

March 16, 2018 at 4 PM ET

Bard College

End of March

Barnard College

March 23, 2018

Bates College

March 17, 2018 at 8 AM ET

Boston College

March 22, 2018

Boston University

March 17, 2018

Bowdoin College

March 16, 2018 at 7 PM ET

Brandeis University

April 1

Brown University

March 28, 2018 at 7 PM ET

Bryn Mawr College


Bucknell University

March 28, 2018

California Institute of Technology

March 10, 2018

Carleton College

March 22, 2018 at 8 PM CT

Carnegie Mellon University

March 31, 2018 at 9 AM ET

Case Western Reserve University

On or about March 20

Claremont McKenna College

March 23, 2018 at 5 PM PT

Colby College

By April 1

Colgate University

March 17, 2018 at 1:13 PM ET

College of William & Mary

By April 1

Columbia University

March 28, 2018 at 7 PM ET

Cornell University

March 28, 2018 at 7 PM ET

Dartmouth College

March 28, 2018 at 7 PM ET

Davidson College

March 21, 2018 at 8 PM ET

Drexel University

By April 1

Duke University

March 29, 2018 at 7 PM ET

Emerson College

April 1

Emory University

March 22, 2018 at 6 PM ET

George Washington University

Late March/Early April

Georgetown University

Mailed March 23, 2018

Georgia Institute of Technology

March 10, 2018

Goucher College

By April 1

Grinnell College

Late March

Hamilton College

March 23, 2018 at 8 PM ET

Harvard University

March 28, 2018 after 7 PM ET

Harvey Mudd College

March 16, 2017 at 6 PM PT

Haverford College

Early April

James Madison University

Early April

Johns Hopkins University

March 16, 2018 at 3 PM ET

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

March 14, 2018 at 6:28 Pm ET

Middlebury College

March 24, 2018 after 8 AM ET

New York University

March 28, 2018 at 6 PM ET

Northeastern University

March 14, 2018

Northwestern University

Late March

Oberlin College

March 23, 2018 at 4 PM ET

Occidental College

March 21, 2018 at 5 PM PT

Pitzer College

March 19, 2018

Pomona College

March 16, 2018 after 5 PM PT

Princeton University

March 28, 2018 at 7 PM ET

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

March 10, 2018

Rhode Island School of Design

Mailed Third Week of March

Rice University

March 23, 2018 at 4:30 PM CT

Rochester Institute of Technology

Mailed by mid-March

Sarah Lawrence College

Late March through early April

Skidmore College

By April 1

Smith College

March 23, 2018 at 6:00 PM ET

Southern Methodist University

March 31

Stanford University

March 30, 2018 at 4 PM PT

Swarthmore College

March 16, 2018 at 7 PM ET

Syracuse University

Late March

Tufts University

By April 1

University of California-Berkeley

March 29, 2018

University of California-Davis

March 9, 2018

University of California-Los Angeles

March 16, 2018 at 5 PM PT

University of California-San Diego

March 16, 2018

University of Chicago

March 16, 2018 in the late afternoon

University of Georgia

March 16, 2018

University of Maryland-College Park

By April 1

University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Early March

University of Michigan


University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

By the end of March

University of Notre Dame

Late March

University of Pennsylvania

March 28, 2018 at 7 PM ET

University of Richmond

April 1

University of Southern California

Mailed March 22, 2018

Online March 25, 2018

University of Virginia

March 22, 2018 around 6 PM ET

Vanderbilt University

March 27, 2018 at 5:30 PM CT

Vassar College

Late March

Villanova University

Late March

Wake Forest University

By April 1

Washington and Lee University

March 23, 2018 at 8 PM ET

Washington University in St. Louis

March 15, 2018

Wellesley College

March 21, 2018 in the evening

Wesleyan University

Late March

William & Mary

March 23, 2018 in the evening

Williams College

March 15, 2018 in the evening

Worcester Polytechnic University

April 1

Yale University

March 28, 2018 at 7 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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