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If you applied to the Class of 2027 and you’re wondering when college decisions will be rolling out for the 2022-2023 admissions cycle, you’ve come to the right place. While some colleges jump the gun at times and others can be slower than expected to release notifications, these dates will give you a pretty good idea of when you should expect to hear from the colleges to which you submitted applications.
Class of 2027 College Admissions Decisions Dates & Timelines
As a rule of thumb, most Early Decision I notifications are sent out around mid-December 2022. Early Action notifications tend to come out sometime between mid-December 2022 and late January 2023. Early Decision II notifications tend to be released in mid to late-February 2023. Regular Decision notifications generally go out between mid-March to April 1, 2023. And still other schools offer rolling admissions in which decisions tend to go out about four to six weeks after submitting an application.
|Admissions Policy||Typical Notification Date|
|Early Decision I||Mid-December 2022|
|Early Action||Mid-December 2022 to Late January 2023|
|Early Decision II||Mid to Late February 2023|
|Regular Decision||Mid-March 2023 to April 1, 2023|
|Rolling Admission||Usually 4-6 weeks after the submission of an application (from fall through spring)|
Specific Timeline for Admissions Decision Notifications by College
Top National Universities
When exactly will candidates to the best national universities for the Class of 2027 learn of their Early Decision I, Early Decision II, Early Action, or Regular Decision results? Wonder no more! Here are the dates for the list of schools ranked among thetop 50 national universitiesbyUS News & World Reportin the 2023 ranking:
|College / University||2023 US News Rank (“Best National Universities”)||Early Decision I Notification Date||Early Decision II Notification Date||Early Action Notification Date||Regular Decision Notification Date|
|Princeton University||#1||December 15 at 7 PM ET||Late March 2023|
|Massachusetts Institute of Technology||#2||December 17 at 12:17 PM ET||March 14, 2023 (Pi Day)|
|Harvard University||#3||December 15 at 7 PM ET||Late March 2023|
|Stanford University||#3||December 16 at 4 PM PT||Early April 2023|
|Yale University||#3||December 15 After 5 PM ET||Late March 2023|
|University of Chicago||#6||December 21 Late Afternoon||February 11||December 21 Late Afternoon||Mid March 2023|
|Johns Hopkins University||#7||December 16||February 11||Late March 2023|
|University of Pennsylvania||#7||December 15 at 7 PM ET||Late March 2023|
|California Institute of Technology||#9||December 10 at 8:06 AM PT||Mid March 2023|
|Duke University||#10||December 15 at 2 PM ET||Late March 2023|
|Northwestern University||#10||Mid December|
|Dartmouth College||#12||December 16||Late March 2023|
|Brown University||#13||December 20 at 7 PM ET||March 31, 2023|
|Vanderbilt University||#13||December 14 at 5:30 PM CT||Mid February||April 1, 2023|
|Rice University||#15||December 14 After 5 PM CT||April 1, 2023|
|Washington University in St. Louis||#15||December 13||February 15||April 1, 2023|
|Cornell University||#17||December 15 at 7 PM ET||Late March 2023|
|Columbia University||#18||December 15 After 7 PM ET||Late March 2023|
|University of Notre Dame||#18||No Later Than December 15||Late March 2023|
|University of California, Berkeley||#20||Late March 2023|
|University of California, Los Angeles||#20||April 1, 2023|
|Carnegie Mellon University||#22||December 10 After 9 AM ET||February 1||April 1, 2023|
|Emory University||#22||By December 14||February 15||April 1, 2023|
|Georgetown University||#22||December 15||April 1, 2023|
|New York University||#25||December 15||February 15||Late March 2023|
|University of Michigan – Ann Arbor||#25||Late January||Early April 2023|
|University of Southern California||#25||Mid to Late January||April 1, 2023|
|University of Virginia||#25||December 13 at 5 PM ET||February 15||April 1, 2023|
|University of Florida||#29||Last Friday in February (Priority Available)||Last Friday in March (Space Available)||March 31, 2023|
|University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill||#29||January 31||Late March 2023|
|Wake Forest University||#29||As Early As December 1||As Early As February 15||April 1, 2023|
|Tufts University||#32||December 13 at 7 PM ET||Mid February||April 1, 2023|
|University of California, Santa Barbara||#32||March 18, 2023|
|University of California, Irvine||#34||March 31, 2023|
|University of California, San Diego||#34||Between Mid March and March 31, 2023|
|Boston College||#36||By December 15||By February 15||April 1, 2023|
|University or Rochester||#36||Mid December||Early February||Late March 2023|
|University of California, Davis||#38||March 11, 2023|
|University of Texas at Austin||#38||By February 1||March 1, 2023|
|University of Wisconsin – Madison||#38||Late March 2023|
|Boston University||#41||Mid December||Early February||Late March 2023|
|University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign||#41||January 27||March 3, 2023|
|The College of William & Mary||#41||Late December||Late January||April 1, 2023|
|Brandeis University||#44||December 15||February 1||April 1, 2023|
|Case Western Reserve University||#44||December 10||Within 2 Weeks of Application Completion (Beginning January 9)||December 21||March 19, 2023|
|Georgia Institute of Technology||#44||Early Action 1 (Georgia residents only): December 1; Early Action 2: Late January (all non-Georgia residents)||Early March 2023|
|Northeastern University||#44||By December 15||By March 1||By February 1||April 1, 2023|
|Tulane University||#44||December 1||January 15||January 31||April 1, 2023|
|The Ohio State University||#49||December 9 & January 20||February 1||February 17 – March 24, 2023|
|University of Georgia||#49||Early December||Mid March 2023|
Top Liberal Arts Colleges
When exactly will candidates to the best liberal arts colleges for the Class of 2027 learn of their Early Decision I, Early Decision II, or Regular Decision results? Here are the dates for the list of schools ranked among thetop 25 liberal arts collegesbyUS News & World Reportin the 2023 ranking:
|College / University||2023 US News Rank (“Best Liberal Arts Colleges”)||Early Decision I Notification Date||Early Decision II Notification Date||Early Action Notification Date||Regular Decision Notification Date|
|Williams College||#1||December 9||April 1, 2023|
|Amherst College||#2||December 9||Late March 2023|
|Pomona College||#3||December 15 at 5 PM PT||By February 15||April 1, 2023|
|Swarthmore College||#4||December 13 at 7 PM ET||By February 15||Late March 2023|
|Wellesley College||#5||Mid December||Mid February||Late March 2023|
|Bowdoin College||#6||December 9 at 7 PM ET||Mid February||April 1, 2023|
|Carleton College||#6||December 15||February 15||April 1, 2023|
|Claremont McKenna College||#9||December 15||February 15||April 1, 2023|
|Middlebury College||#11||Mid December||Mid February||Late March 2023|
|Washington and Lee University||#11||December 16 at 8 PM ET||Late January||April 1, 2023|
|Smith College||#13||Mid December||Late January||Late March 2023|
|Vassar College||#13||Mid December||Early February||April 5, 2023|
|Davidson College||#15||By December 15 at 9 PM ET||By February 1||April 1, 2023|
|Grinnell College||#15||Mid December||Early February||Late March 2023|
|Hamilton College||#15||By December 15||By February 15||Mid March 2023|
|Barnard College||#18||December 14 at 6:30 PM ET||March 31, 2023|
|Colgate University||#18||Mid December||Mid February||Late March 2023|
|Haverford College||#18||December 15||Early February||Late March 2023|
|University of Richmond||#18||Around December 15||Around February 15||April 1, 2023|
|Wesleyan University||#18||Mid December||Mid February||Late March 2023|
|Colby College||#24||On or Before December 15||On or Before February 15||April 1, 2023|
|Bates College||#25||By December 20||By February 15||April 1, 2023|
Difference Between Early Decision I, Early Decision II, and Early Action
As you’ll note from the above charts, some schools offer Early Decision and Regular Decision, others Early Decision I and II along with Regular Decision, others Early Decision I and II, Early Action, and Regular Decision, others Early Action and Regular Decision, and others just Regular Decision. Early Decision is a binding policy under which students are obliged to enroll if admitted. The difference between Early Decision I and II is the deadlines by which students must apply (it also is easier to get in through Early Decision I than through Early Decision II). Early Action is a non-binding policy under which students must let the college know where they intend to enroll by May 1, 2023.
What to Do While You Wait
Many students often wonder what they should do while they await decisions. But unless the college specifically requests material (e.g., first-quarter or mid-year grades), there’s nothing for students to do. Suppose an alum of a school reaches out to them for an interview. In that case, the student should seize that opportunity (securing an alumni interview isn’t an indication of one’s chances but instead of the availability of alumni interviewers in the student’s area to meet). But beyond doing the alumni interview, there’s nothing to do. Students should not be sending in unrequested updates to the colleges (unless it’s a meaningful update, like Regeneron Science Talent Search semi-finalist). They should not be pestering admissions officers as they’re in the crux of reading season.
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Regular decision: If you've applied to multiple schools and are unsure of which you want to attend, you probably submitted your application for regular decision, usually by February. In this case, you should expect to see letters come in through mid-March to early April.How long does it take to get a response from a college early decision? ›
Typically the decisions are sent about 4-6 weeks or so after the deadline. Some schools have two Early Decision deadlines: Early Decision I and Early Decision II.
61 percent of applicants applied to both colleges and 1,376 were accepted to both.How to know if you got into a college before decisions come out? ›
How do I know if I've been accepted to college? Hang in there—you'll know soon enough! Colleges that accept you will usually notify you of your acceptance between mid-March and mid-April, either through an email or as an update on your college application portal.Do colleges send rejection letters in the mail? ›
Colleges send out emails to applicants, but they usually don't contain an acceptance or nonacceptance letter. Instead, the email you receive is likely going to direct you to the college's online application portal.What are the early signs you have been accepted into a college? ›
The early 'sign' would be a letter to you that you have been accepted, or wait-listed or rejected. In some rare cases, you may get a phone call from the college, because of a mishap with their computer or some process that will delay an announcement.How long does it take for a college to deny or accept you? ›
Every college has its own timeline for evaluating student applications. It's not unusual for a college's application process to take four to six weeks. Colleges that have an application portal allow students to go online to check the status of their applications at any time.How much does early decisions raise your admission chances? ›
This means that the average student is more likely to get in when they apply early decision than when the same student applies regular decision to the same school. On average, applying ED is going to result in a 1.6x or a 60% increase in your chances of admission to super selective schools.Do colleges send rejection letters early? ›
Most commonly, no, colleges do not send rejection letters before sending acceptance letters. Acceptance, waitlist and rejection letters are usually sent to applicants around the same time.
The Class of 2027 has been one of the most competitive classes for admissions for colleges across the United States. Admission rates are lower across the majority of colleges.What is the hardest year for college students? ›
Everyone's college experience is different. Many people including myself have found the third year to be the most difficult. This is the year in which you will start to take classes that are specifically for your major. The classes for your major tend to be more challenging than core classes.What is the acceptance rate for rice 2027? ›
Rice Regular Decision Acceptance Rate For Class of 2027
For the regular decision cycle, 28,306 students applied to Rice, of which 1,913 students got accepted at an acceptance rate of about 6.7%, lower than the acceptance rate of both classes of 2026 and 2025.
Double depositing means putting down a deposit, and thus accepting admission, at more than one college. Since a student can't attend multiple colleges, it is considered unethical.
In most cases, yes! You can usually reapply to a college after being rejected. There are exceptions to the rule, of course, so you will want to ask the admissions office about their procedures for reapplying before potentially wasting your time on another application.How long does it take for colleges to make a decision on your application? ›
The average turnaround time for an admissions decision for schools with rolling admissions is four to six weeks, though in some cases students might have to wait longer. For regular decision candidates, the wait is more like eight to 12 weeks. Students handle that waiting period differently, experts say.Is it good if a college emails you? ›
If, however, you meet a college admissions officer at a college fair, a high school visit, an interview, or while visiting a university, you may receive an email or note directly from that admissions person. In this situation, it may mean that the college has a particular interest in you.What are examples of college rejection letters? ›
We regret to inform you that your application for admission has been rejected by our admissions committee. I am so sorry to notify you that we cannot offer you admission at this time. Due to an increase in applications and limited openings, we cannot at this time extend an offer of admission to you.What can colleges reject you for? ›
- Failure to meet high GPA or test score standards.
- Insufficient academic rigor.
- Lack of demonstrated interest.
- Application essay errors.
- Poor fit.
- Academic integrity concerns.
Courses and Grades
Highly selective colleges look for students who: Complete core academic requirements. Take more challenging classes, even though they may have slightly lower grades than they'd achieve in lower-level courses. Enroll in several college-prep or college-level courses (such as AP) and perform well.
Good grades, a challenging high school curriculum, standardized test scores, extracurriculars, and a strong essay are a few key factors admissions officers assess. Each university may emphasize different elements of the application process.How to increase your chances of getting accepted into college? ›
- Earn Good Grades in Challenging Courses. ...
- Get a High SAT/ACT Score. ...
- Write a Compelling Personal Statement. ...
- Demonstrate Interest. ...
- Secure Strong Letters of Recommendation. ...
- Apply to a Diverse Selection of Colleges. ...
- Opt for an Early Admission Plan. ...
- Manage Your Online Reputation.
The only time you can't reapply as a freshman applicant is if you try to apply again in the same admissions timeframe as your first application. (For example, if you were rejected Early Action/Early Decision, you can't reapply Regular Decision for that same admissions cycle.)What happens if you get accepted to college but don't go? ›
Most college acceptances have a kind of “expiration date” to them. For example, if you do not formally commit to attending the school by submitting a deposit, then your acceptance will be canceled for the year in which you applied. Schools will also rescind any financial aid packages they offered you.What happens if you accept a college offer but don't go? ›
Technically, you do not have to officially decline a college acceptance. If you ignore a college acceptance letter, admissions will consider that the same as a rejection.What grades do colleges look at for early decision? ›
But what happens if you've applied to college as an Early Decision or Early Action applicant? Most colleges will still want to be sent grades from your first quarter of senior year. However, their decision to accept or reject you into their institution will have already been made based on your grades from junior year.Does anyone get rejected from early decision? ›
Yes, and yes. Statistics show that applying early, particularly Early Decision (ED), which is binding, can have a positive tipping effect on your chances for admission. That being said, ED or EA is not for everyone. If you are not at least a solid candidate for the school, you could be rejected outright.Can you get rejected from early decision? ›
You may not apply to more than one college under early decision. If you are not accepted, you will either be rejected or deferred. Rejected applicants may not apply again that year. Deferred applicants will be reconsidered during the regular admission period, and are free to apply to other schools.What time do colleges release decisions? ›
Early Action notifications tend to come out sometime between mid-December 2022 and late January 2023. Early Decision II notifications tend to be released in mid to late-February 2023. Regular Decision notifications generally go out between mid-March to April 1, 2023.Can I ask a college why I was rejected? ›
There is no rule keeping denied students from asking admissions officers the reason for the decision. However, it's very much likely for them to get a generic response or none at all. It's a better idea for denied students to ask admissions officers what they could do for increased admissions chances.
|Application Deadline||Estimated Decision Notification Date|
|November (Early Action/Early Decision I)||Mid- or late December|
|January (Early Decision II)||February|
|December, January, or February (Regular Decision)||March or early April|
|Current Grade||Graduation Year|
9th Grade Registration (Class of 2027)What grade is Class of 2027? ›
Grade Level Classes / Class of 2027 - 7th Graders.What year do most students fail? ›
You may be surprised to learn that many students fail academically in their first year of college. One-third of freshmen students don't make it to their sophomore year. That's a huge number, and it worries everyone concerned with higher education.What is the most stressful school year? ›
While each year of high school will have its own stressors, many will say junior year is the most challenging. Junior year can be the hardest for several reasons, but with the right prep and expectations, high school students can make the hardest year just a little easier.What is the lowest GPA admitted to Rice? ›
- GPA Requirements. In general, applicants should have at least a 3.0 (B) grade point average, or the equivalent, in their undergraduate work.
- GRE & GMAT Scores* ...
- English Language Proficiency Requirements (International applicants)* ...
- Other Requirements.
Harvard Early Admissions Results for the Class of 2027
For the Class of 2027, Harvard's early decision admissions process saw 9,553 applications, with 722 students accepted, yielding an early acceptance rate of 7.6%.
Among the institutions with the lowest acceptance rate, colleges included, UCLA is the only public university with the lowest acceptance rate while the college with the lowest acceptance rate is Dartmouth College. The rest of the U.S. higher educational institutions with low acceptance rates are privately-owned.Can I accept an offer and then reject? ›
Yes. Technically, anyone can turn down a job offer, back out of a job already started, or renege on an acceptance at any point. Most states operate with what is called “at will employment.” This means the employee and the employer are not in a binding contract.
It's not required to tell a college you're not attending. But aside from being the courteous thing to do, informing the school also frees up the financial aid that has been reserved for you so that another freshman can benefit from it.How do you tell a college you are not attending anymore? ›
Dear [NAME OF COLLEGE] Admission Office: [Or, if your son has had contact with a specific admission official, you can write directly to him or her]: Thank you for your offer of admission. Although it was a very difficult decision, I have decided to enroll instead at [NAME OF SCHOOL YOUR SON WILL ATTEND].Is being waitlisted better than being rejected? ›
Getting on a waitlist is not a rejection — waitlisted students still have a shot at earning admission to the school. College waitlist statistics from the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) show that 43% of postsecondary institutions used a waitlist during the 2018-19 school year.How long does it take for a college to reject you? ›
Every college has its own timeline for evaluating student applications. It's not unusual for a college's application process to take four to six weeks.Can colleges change their mind after accepting you? ›
Yes, colleges can revoke an acceptance offer any time, including after admitted students put down their deposit. Most revoked admission offers occur between May 1 and the start of the fall semester.Do colleges send rejection letters? ›
1. Do Colleges Give Rejection Letters? Yes, colleges send rejection notices to students who weren't admitted.Do college admissions look at every application? ›
Sometimes they don't even look at the essay no matter what your academic record looks like. Certain colleges, especially the small private institutions, will have faculty and admissions committees read the entire application, including the essay. But this is not common.Do colleges send rejection letters first? ›
No. For undergrad admissions, that is done all at one time (within a day) and everyone is notified at once if they are admitted or rejected or placed on the wait list. For rolling admissions, those admitted are notified first. The longer you wait the greater the chance you will be rejected.Will colleges deny you after acceptance? ›
Yes, colleges can and do rescind offers of admission. They will do so for poor grades on your final transcript and/or for school expulsions, suspensions, honor violations, and tangles with the law depending on the situation. They will want to know the circumstances and will evaluate the situation case by case.Do colleges send mail to everyone? ›
Each year, especially after taking standardized exams, many students receive emails from colleges, but not everyone gets these emails. In fact, students have to meet certain requirements to get emails at all. Usually, students who score above a certain threshold will receive emails and physical mail from schools.
As you can see, your chance of acceptance to top-tier colleges ranges from just 4% to as much as 21%. Your chance of college rejection is highest for schools ranked in the top 10. At these colleges, the typical applicant has a whopping 90-95% chance of getting rejected. These are very, very general estimates, though.Do colleges tell you why they rejected you? ›
While colleges are not likely to share their specific reasons for rejecting an application, colleges do tell you if they rejected you. For students wondering what to do if you get rejected from all colleges, you may want to consider taking a gap year and reapplying next year.Will I get rescinded with 3 C's? ›
Colleges will not rescind for a single “C" (although a “D" can be a different story). Students who are REALLY in trouble (i.e., those with multiple C's or worse) should write to the colleges that admitted them (or to just the one they plan to attend) to “explain" atypically low grades.Do colleges check social media? ›
Do colleges look at social media before admitting students? Yes, college and university admissions departments can check up on teens and 20-somethings via public-facing social media platforms.Are colleges interested in you if they email you? ›
If, however, you meet a college admissions officer at a college fair, a high school visit, an interview, or while visiting a university, you may receive an email or note directly from that admissions person. In this situation, it may mean that the college has a particular interest in you.Do colleges read your emails? ›
In the US, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) provides some level of protection to university and college email accounts, so many schools only access them if there's a valid reason. This means student emails and messages are still subject to monitoring.What is the top 10 percent rule for college admissions? ›
Texas House Bill 588, commonly referred to as the "Top 10% Rule", is a Texas law passed in 1997. It was signed into law by then governor George W. Bush on May 20, 1997. The law guarantees Texas students who graduated in the top ten percent of their high school class automatic admission to all state-funded universities.