When Will We Hear? College Admission Decision Notification Dates 2022 Edition

Are you ready? It is REGULAR DECISION Season AKA March Madness (in college admissions circles anyway!).
Admissions offices across the US continue to work hard to make decisions on hundreds of thousands of RD college applications for the class of 2026! 

Generally, most colleges target end of March as the deadline to notify students of their application outcome.

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Last year, the pandemic brought disruption to the admissions cycle, including extended regular decision deadlines, which impacted decision dates - this year, many colleges are releasing decisions closer to their regular timing (March).

Many of these dates are general, so dates may change as we draw closer to the end of March.


Like we shared a few weeks ago, colleges are already reporting record-breaking application increases and lower admit rates.

The University of Miami saw a record-high applicant pool of 49,000 for the fall 0f 2022. This reflects a 16% increase (from 42,000 applications) from the previous year.

UNC Chapel Hill received just over 57,000 applications this year, up 6.5% from last year - and a new university record. Brown University also had record applicant numbers for their Class of 2026 with almost 51,000 applicants, a 9% increase from last year's applicant pool.

We'll be analysing all 2022 trends so keep checking our blog!

SCHOOL  |  Regular Decision Notification Date
American University | March 16, 2022, at 4pm ET
Amherst College | March 18, 2022
Babson College | Mid-March
Bard College | End of March
Barnard College | Late March
Bates College | By April 1
Boston College | By April 1
Boston University | Late March
Bowdoin College | By April 1
Brandeis University | April 1
Brown University | Early April
Bryn Mawr College | By April 1
Bucknell University | March 16, 2022, around 9pm ET
California Institute of Technology | March 12, 2022
Carleton College | By April 1
Carnegie Mellon University | By April 1
Case Western Reserve University | March 19
Claremont McKenna College | By April 1
Colby College | By April 1
Colgate University | March 23, 2022, at 8:13pm ET
College of Charleston | March 1
College of William & Mary | By April 1
Columbia University | By April
Connecticut College | Late March
Cornell University | March 31, 2022, at 7 pm ET
Dartmouth College | Late March or Early April
Davidson College | By April 1
Drexel University By April 1
Duke University |Late March or Early April
Emerson College | April 1
Emory University | By April 1
Fordham University | Rolling after March 15
Franklin & Marshall | By April 1
George Washington University | By early April
Georgetown University | By April 1
Georgia Institute of Technology March 25, 2022, at 7pm ET
Goucher College | Rolling notifications
Grinnell College | By April 1
Hamilton College | March 8, 2022, at 8pm ET
Harvard University | End of March
Harvey Mudd College | March 18, 2022
Haverford College | Early April
Holy Cross | Mid-March
James Madison University | Mid/Late March
Johns Hopkins University | March 18, 2022
Kenyon College | Mid-March
Lehigh University | Late March
Massachusetts Institute of Technology | March 14, 2022, at 6:28 pm ET
Middlebury College | Late March
Mount Holyoke College | Late March
New York University | By April 1
Northeastern University | March 16, 2022, in the evening
Northwestern University | Late March
Occidental College | By April 1
Oberlin College | March 19, 2022 at 12 pm ET
Pitzer College | By April 1
Pomona College | March 18, 2022 at 5 pm PT
Princeton University | Early April
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute | March 12, 2022
Rhode Island School of Design | Mid-March
Rice University | By April 1
Rochester Institute of Technology | By mid-March
Santa Clara University By April 1
Sarah Lawrence College | Late March
Skidmore College | March 16, 2022
Smith College | Late March
Southern Methodist University | By March 1
Stanford University | By April 1
Swarthmore College | March 18, 2022, at 7 pm ET
Syracuse University | Late March
Trinity College | March 14, 2022, in the evening
Tufts University | March 29, 2022 at 7 pm ET
Tulane University | By April 1
University of California-Berkeley | March 24, 2022
University of California-Davis | Late March
University of California-Los Angeles | Late March
University of California-San Diego | Late March
University of California – Santa Barbara | March 22, 2022
University of Chicago | March 12, 2022
University of Georgia | March 19, 2022
University of Maryland-College Park | By April 1
University of Massachusetts-Amherst | Early March
University of Miami | By April 1
University of Michigan | By March
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill | By Mid-April
University of Notre Dame | March 17, 2022, at 6:42 pm ET
University of Pennsylvania | Late March Early April
University of Richmond | By April 1
University of the South (Sewanee) | Early March
University of Southern California | By April 1
University of Virginia | March 18, 2022 after office hours
Vanderbilt University | By April 1
Vassar College | Late March
Villanova University | By April 1
Wake Forest University | By April 1
Washington and Lee University | April 1
Washington University in St. Louis | By April 1
Wellesley College | Late March
Wesleyan University | Late March
Williams College | By April 1
Worcester Polytechnic University | By April 1
Yale University | By April 1
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