Regular Decision Notification Dates 2020

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Regular Decision Notification Dates 2020

After being done once and for all with the Common App, you've been waiting for almost three months. The nerves have started to kick in as you’re geared up to hear back from your top choice colleges. You don’t want to forget to check your email and miss an important announcement, nor do you want an email from admissions offices catch you off guard. Whether it’s going to be a yes, no, or position on the waitlist, it helps to know when the regular decision notification dates 2020 are for the class of 2024 in advance.

You’ve worked hard, submitted your applications, and been patient. Now that it’s March, the time has come. Take a look at the tables below, which feature the regular decision notification dates 2020 for the top 50 national universities and liberal arts colleges. We will continue updating this blog with the latest information as we hear from schools!

Regular Decision Notification Dates 2020 for the Top 50 National Universities

School Name Regular Decision Notification Date 2020
Princeton University March 26
Harvard University March 26
Columbia University March 26
Massachusetts Institute of Technology March 15
University of Chicago March 15
Yale University March 26
Stanford University March 27
Duke University March 26
University of Pennsylvania March 26
Johns Hopkins University March 13
Northwestern University March 24
California Institute of Technology March 21
Dartmouth College March 26
Brown University March 26
Vanderbilt University March 25
Cornell University March 26
Rice University April 1
University of Notre Dame March 20
University of California - Los Angeles March 20
Washington University in St. Louis March 12
Emory University March 25
Georgetown University March 20
University of California - Berkeley March 26
University of Southern California April 1
Carnegie Mellon University March 24
University of Virginia March 18
Tufts University March 26
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Early April
Wake Forest University March 20
New York University Late March
University of California - Santa Barbara March 17
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill March 20
University of California - Irvine March 20
University of Rochester March 18
Brandeis University March 26
Georgia Institute of Technology March 14
University of Florida Mailed - March 10
Boston College March 19
College of William and Mary March 21
University of California - Davis March 12
Boston University March 21
Case Western Reserve University March 15
Northeastern University March 26
Tulane University April 1
Pepperdine University April 1
University of Georgia March 13
University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign February-Mid April
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute February 1
University of Texas - Austin March 1
University of Wisconsin - Madison March 25
Villanova University March 18

Regular Decision Notification Dates 2020 for the Top 50 Liberal Arts Colleges

School Name Regular Decision Notification Date 2020
Williams College March 24
Amherst College March 19
Swarthmore College March 19
Wellesley College March 21
Bowdoin College Early April
Carleton College April 1
Middlebury College March 21
Pomona College April 1
Claremont McKenna College April 1
Davidson College March 21
Grinnell College Late March/Early April
Haverford College March 20
Smith College March 20
Vassar College Late March
Washington and Lee University April 1
Colgate University Mid-March
Hamilton College March 19
Colby College March 20
Harvey Mudd College March 14
United States Military Academy (West Point) Early April
Wesleyan University Late March
Bates College March 15
Soka University of America March 1
United States Naval Academy April 15
Barnard College March 26
University of Richmond April 1
Bryn Mawr College April 1
Colorado College Late April
Macalester College March 30
Kenyon College April 1
Mount Holyoke April 1
Oberlin College April 1
Scripps College April 1
United States Air Force Academy April
College of the Holy Cross Mid-March
Bucknell University April 1
Franklin and Marshall College April 1
Lafayette College Late March
Occidental College Late March
Union College Late March
Pitzer College April 1
Skidmore College Mid-Late March
Denison University Mid-March
Thomas Aquinas College Rolling Admissions
Whitman College April 1
Centre College Mid-March
Connecticut College Late March
Trinity College Late March
Gettysburg College Late March
Sewanee - University of the South Late March

Now that you know when to expect a decision from colleges where you’ve applied, tensions might be rising. As the regular decision dates 2020 draw closer, take a deep breath and prepare for any outcome. You’ve worked hard - and hopefully it’ll pay off in the way you want. We hope you get into your dream school and have multiple options to choose from as you think about your decision. Don't stress out too much as the important days draw closer because, odds are, exciting news awaits you. You've got this!


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