Regular Decision College Application Deadlines 2018-19

Julia de Raadt
Julia de Raadt

Julia has dedicated much of her career to education. Since commencing with Empowerly, Julia has looked after the research team which handles student questions on different topics about college admission.

We all know what it feels like to leave things to the last minute right before an important deadline. Most regular decision deadlines for college admissions fall in January, so it’s time to start mapping out your plan! In this article, we will share key regular decision deadlines with you to get your college applications in on time. Additionally, we’ve created a chart with application deadlines for the most popular colleges for easy reference.

If you are still working on your college application essays and need some last minute revisions, inquire about our services! Our team can help.

To start off, below you’ll find a sample of some popular college deadlines, organized by alphabetical order. However, if you don’t see a college you’re considering on this list, check to confirm. In fact, we recommend visiting that school’s own website for the most updated deadlines.

Key Regular Decision Deadlines

UniversityRD Deadline
American University1/15
Amherst College1/1
Babson College1/2
Bard College1/1
Barnard College1/1
Bates College1/1
Bentley College1/7
Boston College1/1
Boston University1/2
Bowdoin College1/1
Brandeis University1/1
Brown University1/1
Bryn Mawr College1/15
Bucknell University1/15
California Institute of Technology1/3
Carleton College1/15
Carnegie Mellon University1/1
Case Western Reserve University1/15
Chapman University1/15
Chicago, University of1/2
Claremont McKenna College1/5
Colby College1/1
Colgate University1/15
Columbia University1/1
Cornell University1/2
Dartmouth University1/1
Dickinson College1/15
Drexel University1/15
Duke University1/2
Emory University1/1
Fordham University1/1
George Washington University1/5
Georgetown University1/10
Georgia Institute of Technology1/1
Georgia, University of 1/1
Harvard College1/1
Harvey Mudd College1/5
Haverford College1/15
Johns Hopkins University1/3
Lehigh University1/1
Lewis and Clark College1/15
Loyola Marymount University1/15
Loyola University (Maryland)1/15
Massachusetts Institute of Technology1/1
Miami, University of1/1
Middlebury College1/1
Minnesota, University of (Twin Cities)1/1
New York University1/1
North Carolina, University of (Chapel Hill)1/15
Northeastern University1/1
Northwestern University1/1
Notre Dame, University of1/1
Oberlin College1/15
Occidental College1/15
Oregon, University of1/15
Pennsylvania, University of1/5
Pepperdine University1/5
Pitzer College1/1
Pomona College1/1
Princeton University1/1
Purdue1/1
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute1/15
Rice University1/1
Rochester, University of 1/5
Santa Clara University1/7
Scripps College1/1
Smith College1/15
Southern California, University of 1/15
Stanford University1/2
Stevens Institute Technology1/15
Swarthmore College1/1
The Cooper Union1/8
Tufts University1/1
Union College1/15
University of Colorado Boulder1/15
Vanderbilt University1/1
Vassar College1/1
Virginia, University of1/1
Wake Forest University1/1
Washington and Lee University1/1
Washington University in St Louis1/2
Wellesley College1/15
Wesleyan University1/1
William and Mary, College of1/1
Williams College1/1
Yale University1/2

Final Thoughts

Ultimately, these regular decision deadlines approach more quickly than students expect. Therefore it’s always better to be prepared well in advance! After all, the first step to making a plan for college applications is knowing your overall timeline. So, we hope this information gives insight into your next few weeks and months.

Finally, we are here to say that you don’t have to do it all alone. For instance, our counselors can support you from regular decision deadlines to managing stress. Also, if you or your student become overwhelmed at any point in the process, Empowerly can help. Our professional counselors will provide critical resources to keep you on track for your goals.

Questions? Let us know!