This thread is for any discussion/decisions for RD admissions this year!
Expected Decision Date
The official decision date is by April 1st, but historically decisions are released earlier, likely on a Wednesday. This year it will likely be one of March 17th, 24th, or 31st, but could be any Tuesday-Thursday between March 10th to April 1st based on the past 5 years of decisions. The earliest release since 2018 was March 13th, and the latest was March 26th. At a personal level, I would suspect March 24th, but again, this is purely speculative.
Decisions are released in waves starting at 4PM EST. Social media posts will appear around 4PM EST on the release date. If it is past 4:30PM EST with no results or social media posts, results are not coming out on that day.
Historically, many people try to make sense of emails and random portal changes, but no pattern appears to exist. Please do not try to read into them as it tends to cause needless anxiety for the group. The same goes for speculation on the decision date. My personal advice is to assume March 24th and to only check at 4PM EST on the proceeding Wednesday. Checking early does not gain an advantage as all applicants will get an email about 30 minutes after their decision is ready.
Merit Aid, Honors, and Financial Aid
If offered, these will be on separate tabs on the admissions portal. If you do not have the tabs, you did not get them.
Financial aid should also be ready if you got all forms submitted in time, but it is not uncommon for them to require more info.
On decision day, waves are released hourly on the hour, loosely by geography. Here are some estimated time ranges:
New England: 4-6PM EST
NY: 5-6PM EST
PA, NJ, MD, VA: 6-8PM EST
Southern States: 7-9PM EST
Midwest: 6-9PM EST
West Coast: 8-10PM EST
To all those posting decisions, posting the following info would be greatly helpful to people this year and especially in future years. The hope is to compile this information to give some numbers to future applicant pools. Feel free to post as much information as you are comfortable with.
Decision (and if deferred):
Did you apply for FA?:
NU.in: More information will be released, but you can find a good deal of info in the linked thread below. Please note there may be changes to
NU.in depending on the state of COVID in Fall and this will likely cause delays in the availability of information.
Denials: Know that admissions are an imperfect process and what schools you get into or attend do not define you as a person! Good luck with your other college decisions!
Thanks and good luck to all!