The Ivy Coach Daily

November 5, 2023

Ivy League Regular Decision Application Deadlines

A few of a building with columns at Columbia University beyond a lawn.
The Ivy League’s Regular Decision deadlines are quickly approaching.

Are you wondering when the Regular Decision application deadlines are for the eight Ivy League schools? If so, you’ve come to the right place! Now that the Early Decision/Early Action deadline of November 1st has come and gone for each of the eight Ivy League schools, you might be wondering when their next deadline — the Regular Decision deadline — will be drawing near. So, let’s find out!

2023-2024 Ivy League Regular Decision Deadlines

Below are the deadlines for the 2023-2024 admissions cycle around the Ivy League:

Ivy League SchoolRegular Decision Application Deadline
Brown UniversityJanuary 3, 2024
Columbia UniversityJanuary 1, 2024
Cornell UniversityJanuary 2, 2024
Dartmouth CollegeJanuary 2, 2024
Harvard UniversityJanuary 1, 2024
Princeton UniversityJanuary 1, 2024
University of PennsylvaniaJanuary 5, 2024
Yale UniversityJanuary 2, 2024

Rationale for Some 2023-2024 Ivy League Regular Decision Deadlines

So, three of the Ivies — Columbia, Harvard, and Princeton — have the typical January 1st deadlines, while Cornell, Dartmouth, and Yale have January 2nd deadlines. This year’s outliers? Brown’s January 3rd deadline and UPenn’s January 5th deadline.

Why would Brown and UPenn extend their deadlines? That’s an easy one. The more applications a school receives, invariably, the lower their admission rate will be and the higher they’ll be ranked in the all-important US News & World Report annual ranking. Students have three or four extra days to complete their Brown and UPenn supplements, respectively. 

This way, these schools can scoop up some additional applicants who didn’t have the time to complete their essays before the New Year but suddenly found some inspiration after they submitted most of their Regular Decision applications.

Ivy Coach’s Assistance with Ivy League Regular Decision Applications

If you did not work with Ivy Coach through the Ivy League admissions process and learn in mid-December that you’ve been deferred or denied admission to your dream school, fill out our free consultation form, and we’ll be in touch to delineate our college counseling services for seniors. 

Spoiler Alert: our services begin with a PostMortem application review so we can pinpoint precisely what went wrong and what needs to change so you can expect better results in the Regular Decision round.

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