Regular Decision Notification Dates 2023

Vicky Rosenthal

Regular Decision Notification Dates 2023

After almost months of waiting, 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 even a position on the waitlist, it helps to know when the regular decision notification dates 2023 are for the class of 2027.

You’ve worked hard, submitted your applications, and been patient. Now that it’s March, the time has come. As the dates draw closer for when most top schools send the decision emails or letters your way, it can help to know when to expect a note from the schools you’ve applied to in your inbox. Take a look at the tables below, which feature the regular decision notification dates 2023 for the top 50 national universities and liberal arts colleges. 

While many columns in the table say “late March,” “early April,” etc., we will update with the exact dates as the colleges make announcements closer to mid-March. Keep your eyes peeled on this page!

Regular Decision Notification Dates 2023 for the Top 50 National Universities

School Regular Decision Notification Date 2023
Princeton University March 30
Massachusetts Institute of Technology March 14
Harvard University March 30
Stanford University Early April
Yale University March 30
University of Chicago March 10
Johns Hopkins University March 17
University of Pennsylvania March 30
California Institute of Technology March 12
Duke University Late March/Early April
Northwestern University March 24
Dartmouth College March 30
Brown University March 30
Vanderbilt University Late March
Rice University By April 1
Washington University in St. Louis By April 1
Cornell University March 30
Columbia University March 30
University of Notre Dame March 16
University of California—Berkeley March 30
University of California—Los Angeles Late March
Carnegie Mellon University By April 1
Emory University By April 1
Georgetown University No later than April 1
New York University April 1
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Early April
University of Southern California March 24
University of Virginia March 17
University of Florida Rolling Basis starting in February
University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill By March 31
Wake Forest University March 17
Tufts University March 21
University of California—Santa Barbara March 21
University of California—Irvine Between March 1 and March 31
University of California—San Diego By March 31
Boston College By April 1
University of Rochester By April 1
University of California—Davis Mid-March
University of Texas at Austin By March 1
University of Wisconsin—Madison By March 31
Boston University Late March
University of Illinois—Urbana Champaign March 3
William & Mary Late March
Brandeis University April 1
Case Western Reserve University March 18
Georgia Institute of Technology Georgia Students: March 3 / Non-Georgia Students: March 24
Northeastern University Between March 15 and April 1
Tulane University By April 1
Ohio State University February 18, March 24
University of Georgia March 17
Lehigh University Late March
Purdue University—West Lafayette March 31
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Mid-March
Villanova University By April 1

Regular Decision Notification Dates 2022-2023 for the Top 25 Liberal Arts College

School Regular Decision Notification Date 2023
Williams College April 1
Amherst College Late March
Pomona College April 1
Swarthmore College Late March
Wellesley College Late March
Bowdoin College April 1
Carleton College April 1
Claremont McKenna College April 1
Middlebury College Late March
Washington and Lee University April 1
Smith College Late March
Vassar College April 5
Davidson College April 1
Grinnell College Late March
Hamilton College Mid-March
Barnard College March 31
Colgate University Late March
Haverford College Late March
University of Richmond April 1
Wesleyan University Late March
Colby College April 1
Bates College April 1

Now that you know when to expect to hear back from schools where you’ve applied, tensions might already be rising. As the regular decision dates 2023 draw closer, take a deep breath and prepare for any outcome. You’ve worked hard—and hopefully it’ll pay off. You could get into your dream school or you might even end up with multiple wonderful options to choose from and have to dig deeper to find where you belong. No matter what, remember that you made an informed decision and applied to places that you appreciate, so don’t stress out too much as the important days draw closer. You got this!

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