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March 26, 2024

Regular Decision Notification Dates for Class of 2028

Previously Published on March 17, 2024:

When will Regular Decision notifications come out for the 2023-2024 admissions cycle? Not every highly selective university releases Regular Decision admissions decisions on the same date.

Some schools release notifications a little earlier, likely hoping to benefit from the primacy effect of social psychology (a cognitive bias in which people tend to like that which they see first best). Others release notifications a little later, likely hoping to benefit from the recency effect of social psychology (a cognitive bias in which people tend to like that which they see last best).

So where do the colleges your child applied to fall in the pecking order of Regular Decision notification dates? Wonder no more, applicants to the Class of 2028!

2023-2024 Regular Decision Notification Dates

Top National Universities

The following are the Regular Decision notification dates across the top national universities for applicants to the Class of 2028:

College / University2024 US News Rank (“Best National Universities”)Regular Decision Notification Date
Princeton University#1March 28, 2024 at 7 PM ET
Massachusetts Institute of Technology#2March 14, 2024 at 6:28 PM ET (Pi Day)
Harvard University#3March 28, 2024
Stanford University#3Early April 2024
Yale University#5March 28, 2024
University of Pennsylvania#6March 28, 2024
California Institute of Technology#7March 9, 2024
Duke University#7Late March/Early April 2024
Brown University#9March 28, 2024
Johns Hopkins University#9March 20, 2024
Northwestern University#9March 27, 2024
Columbia University#12March 28, 2024 at 7 PM ET
Cornell University#12March 28, 2024 at 7 PM ET
University of Chicago#12March 15, 2024 (Late Afternoon)
University of California, Berkeley#15March 28, 2024
University of California, Los Angeles#15March 15, 2024
Rice University#17March 26, 2024 at 5 PM CT
Dartmouth College#18March 28, 2024
Vanderbilt University#18March 27, 2024
University of Notre Dame#20March 15, 2024 at 6:42 PM ET
University of Michigan#21Early April 2024
Georgetown University#22April 1, 2024
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill#22March 22, 2024
Carnegie Mellon University#24March 15, 2024
Emory University#24March 27, 2024 After 6 PM ET
University of Virginia#24March 15, 2024
Washington University in St. Louis#24March 20, 2024
University of California, Davis#28March 8, 2024
University of California, San Diego#28March 15, 2024
University of Florida#28February 23, 2024 at 6 PM ET
University of Southern California#28March 22, 2024
University of Texas at Austin#32By March 1, 2024
Georgia Institute of Technology#33In-State: March 1, 2024 at 7 PM ET; Out-Of-State: March 22, 2024 at 7 PM ET
University of California, Irvine#33By March 31, 2024
New York University#35March 28, 2024 at 4 PM ET
University of California, Santa Barbara#35March 19, 2024 After 3 PM ET
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign#35March 1, 2014
University of Wisconsin – Madison#35On or Before March 31, 2024
Boston College#39March 21, 2024 After 5 PM ET
Rutgers University#40By March 31, 2024
Tufts University#40March 22, 2024 at 7 PM ET
University of Washington#40Between March 1-15, 2024
Boston University#43March 23, 2024
The Ohio State University#43February 16, 2024 & March 22, 2024
Purdue University#43Between January 15, 2024 and March 31, 2024
University of Maryland, College Park#46By April 1, 2024
Lehigh University#47March 22, 2024
Texas A&M University#47Between January 1, 2024 and Late March 2024
University of Georgia#47March 15, 2024 at 4 PM ET
University of Rochester#47April 1, 2024
Virginia Institute of Technology#47Mid-March 2024
Wake Forest University#47March 22, 2024

Top Liberal Arts Colleges

The following are the Regular Decision notification dates across the top liberal arts colleges for applicants to the Class of 2028:

College / University2024 US News Rank (“Best Liberal Arts Colleges”)Regular Decision Notification Date
Williams College#1March 22, 2024
Amherst College#2March 22, 2024
United States Naval Academy#3By April 15, 2024
Pomona College#4March 15, 2024 at 5 PM ET
Swarthmore College#4March 22, 2024 at 7 PM ET
Wellesley College#4March 16, 2024
United States Air Force Academy#7By April 1, 2024
United States Military Academy at West Point#8By April 15, 2024
Bowdoin College#9March 22, 2024
Carleton College#9March 22, 2024 at 8 PM CT
Barnard College#11March 27, 2024
Claremont McKenna College#11March 22, 2024
Grinnell College#11Late March / Early April 2024
Middlebury College#11March 16, 2024
Wesleyan University#11March 20, 2024
Davidson College#16By April 1, 2024
Hamilton College#16March 27, 2024 at 8 PM ET
Harvey Mudd College#16March 20, 2024 at 6 PM PT
Smith College#16March 22, 2024
Vassar College#16Late March / Early April 2024
Colgate University#21March 22, 2024 at 7:13 PM ET
Haverford College#21March 16, 2024
Washington and Lee University#21March 22, 2024 at 8 PM ET
Bates College#24March 16, 2024
Colby College#25March 22, 2024
University of Richmond#25March 15, 2024

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