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Early Decision II and Regular Decision Release Dates – Class of 2028



Applying to colleges with early decision, early action, or rolling decision deadlines may have gotten you responses from some schools as early as December or January! Now, other early decision, regular decision, and rolling decision deadlines will be preparing to release results in February, March, or early April.


Some schools may have a specific release date, while others may use an estimated time range. You can also keep an eye out for updates in your email, on colleges’ websites, and on social media. Be sure to check your application portal during anticipated releases!


When viewing your admissions decisions, there are a few options of what you might see:

  • Accepted: You’ve been admitted to the college! You can also check for information regarding certain majors/programs and whether your acceptance has any potential scholarship details.

  • Waitlisted: The college likes your application, but needs to make sure they don’t offer too many acceptances. If enough other applicants decline admission and spots open up in your major area, you may be offered a spot before decision day (look out for an upcoming post for more details on how to approach being on a college's waitlist).

  • Rejected: The college has decided not to offer you admission. An appeal process is possible in specific extenuating circumstances, but you’ll most likely want to focus on the options you have at other schools.


Now that we’re into the spring semester, take a look at upcoming decision release dates from some of B2A students’ most popular colleges:

Colleges (alphabetical order)

Release Dates

American University

ED II: February 15 or sooner

RD: April 1 or sooner

Amherst College

Babson College

ED II: mid-February

RD: mid-March

Baylor University

RD: by April 10

Boston College

ED II: by February 15

RD: by April 1

Boston University

ED II: mid-February

RD: by late March

Brown University

Caltech

Carnegie Mellon University

ED II: early February

RD: by April 1

Case Western Reserve University

ED II: February 10

RD: March 16

Claremont McKenna College

ED II: by February 15

RD: by April 1

Clemson University

Columbia University

Cornell University

Dartmouth College

Drexel University

RD: by April 1

Duke University

Elon University

Emory University

ED II: by February 15

RD: by April 1

Fordham University

ED II: February 15

RD: April 1

George Washington University

ED II: by late February

RD: by April 1

Georgetown University

Georgia Institute of Technology

RD: March

Harvard University

RD: by the end of March

Harvey Mudd College

ED II: February 15

RD: April 1

Haverford College

ED II: early February

RD: early April

Indiana University

RD: by March 15

For applications submitted after February 1: considered on a space-available, case-by-case basis

Johns Hopkins University

ED II: February 16

RD: March 20

Lehigh University

ED II: mid-February

RD: late March

Lewis & Clark College

MIT

New York University

ED II: February 15

RD: April 1

Northeastern University

ED II: by March 1

RD: by April 1

Northwestern University

Ohio State University

Penn State University

Rolling submitting after December 1: rolling

Pepperdine University

Princeton University

Purdue University

RD: by March 31

Reed College

ED II: February

RD: April 1

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rice University

RD: by April 1

Rutgers University

Santa Clara University

ED II: mid-February

RD: late March

Southern Methodist University

ED II: mid-March

RD: mid-March

Stanford University

Swarthmore College

Winter ED: mid-February

RD: by April 1

Syracuse University

ED II: late January and through February

RD: majority in late March

Texas A&M University

Engineering (non-EA): January to February


Non-Engineering applications in Top 10%: about 3+ weeks after submitting application


Non-Engineering applicants outside of Top 10%: January 1 - late March

Texas Christian University

ED II: by March 3

RD: by April 1

Trinity College

ED II: by mid-February

RD: by late March

Tufts University

ED II: mid-February

RD: by April 1

Tulane University

ED II: by February 15

RD: April 1

University of California – Berkeley

RD: by the end of March

*Check emails and portal for exact dates

University of California – Davis

University of California – Irvine

University of California – Los Angeles

University of California – Los Merced

RD: beginning in March

University of California – Los Riverside

RD: beginning in early March

University of California – Santa Barbara

University of California – Santa Cruz

University of California – San Diego

RD: by the end of March

University of Chicago

ED II: mid-February

RD: late March

University of Colorado – Boulder

RD: by April 1

University of Florida

University of Georgia

University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign

University of Maryland

RD: by April 1

University of Massachusetts Amherst

University of Miami

ED II: late February

RD: by April 1

University of Michigan

University of Minnesota

ED II: by February 15

RD: by March 31

University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

RD: by March 31

University of Notre Dame

RD: by late March

University of Pennsylvania

RD: by April

University of Rochester

ED II: early February

RD: April 1

University of Southern California

RD: by April 1

University of South Carolina

RD: by mid-March

University of Texas at Austin

Priority: February 1

All Decisions: March 1

University of Virginia

EA: by February 15

RD: by April 1

University of Washington

University of Wisconsin

RD: on or before March 31 

Vanderbilt University

ED II: mid-February

RD: late March

Villanova University

ED II: by February 15

RD: by April 1

Virginia Tech

EA: late February

RD: mid-March

Wake Forest University

ED I: Rolling

ED II: around February 15

RD: around April 1

Washington University in St. Louis

ED II: by February 16

RD: by April 1

Wellesley College

ED II: mid-February

RD: late March

Wesleyan University

ED II: mid-February

RD: late March

William & Mary

RD: by late March

Williams College

RD: by April 1

Yale University

RD: by April 1

Our B2A Counselors would love to celebrate your acceptances and/or re-strategize your applications after deferrals, waitlists, and/or rejections. Please contact our offices to schedule a 1:1 meeting for assistance in determining your next steps to ensure you get the most out of your college applications.


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