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    Regular Decision Notification Dates for the Class of 2028

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    Updated: February 5th, 2024
    Regular Decision Notification Dates for the Class of 2028

    Now that you’ve applied to college, you might be wondering when you will find out whether your application is accepted. Fortunately, you don’t have to look very far because we have the college decision dates for over 70 colleges below! 

    See also: When do college decisions come out?

    When to expect your regular decision notification

    Regular decision is a popular option for college applicants because it’s the standard preference that’s nonbinding. When applying through regular decision instead of early action or early decision, you can apply to as many colleges as you like, but it will mean later college decision dates. Usually, applicants get their decision letter by late March to early April. If students apply through rolling admissions, the timeline will be different depending on the school. 

    Keep reading  to find your schools’ college decision dates from the list of colleges from our supplemental essay database!

    Also see: Early Decision and Early Action response dates

    American University April 1
    Amherst College Late March
    Babson College Mid-March
    Barnard College Late March
    Baylor University April 10
    Boston College April 1
    Boston University Late March to early April
    Bowdoin College April 1
    Brandeis University April 1
    Bucknell University April 1
    California Institute of Technology Mid-March
    Carnegie Mellon University April 1
    Claremont McKenna College April 1
    Columbia University July 15
    Cornell University  Early April
    Dartmouth College Late March to early April
    Davidson College  By April 1
    Duke University Late March to early April
    Emory University April 1 
    Fordham University April 1
    George Washington University Early April
    Georgetown University April 1
    Georgia Tech March
    Harvard University End of March
    Harvey Mudd College April 1
    Haverford College Early April
    Johns Hopkins University  March 17
    Lafayette University  Late March
    Lehigh University Late March
    Loyola Marymount University Early April
    Macalester College March 26
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology Mid-March
    Northwestern University Late March
    Pennsylvania State University January 31
    Pomona College April 1
    Princeton University Late March
    Purdue University January 15 to March 31
    Reed College April 1
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Mid-March 
    Rice University April 1
    Rutgers University March 31
    Santa Clara University April 1
    Scripps College April 1
    Stanford University Early April
    Stony Brook University April 1
    Swarthmore College Mid-March 
    Syracuse University Late March
    Texas A&M University January 1 to late March
    Trinity College Late March
    Tufts University April 1
    University of Chicago Late March
    University of Colorado Boulder April 1
    University of Georgia Mid-March 
    University of Illinois March 3
    University of Michigan Early April
    University of Pennsylvania  April 1
    University of Richmond  April 1
    University of Rochester April 1
    University of San Diego March 1 to March 31
    University of San Francisco  Mid-March
    University of Southern California April 1
    University of Texas March 1
    University of Wisconsin-Madison March 31
    Vanderbilt University Late March
    Vassar College Late March to early April
    Villanova University April 1
    Wake Forest University April 1
    Washington University April 1
    Wellesley College Late March
    Williams College April 1
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute  April 1

    See also: Colleges with late application deadlines

    What you should do while you wait

    As you await your decision letter, it’s the perfect time to go on college tours and apply for financial aid and scholarships. College tours are a great way to explore your potential campus and meet future classmates. If you aren’t able to attend in person, many colleges offer virtual tours that allow you to explore campus from the comfort of your own home.

    See also: Tips for planning a college tour

    Financial aid and scholarships are  an important part of the college admission process. However, taking the time to get a tuition reimbursement position can help pay tuition, college fees, and everyday expenses. 

    Make sure you apply for all the scholarships you qualify for, and best of luck on your higher education journey!

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    What you should do after you receive your notification

    Congratulations on reaching the finish line! The next step is deciding where you want to continue your education. Think about your decision and learn how to choose a college that’s right for you. Maybe you’ll choose the best school for your major or the campus you love the most. Make sure to pay attention to deadlines for enrollment and send in your deposit on time.

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