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When do college admissions decisions typically come out?

Hey guys, I'm in the midst of applying to colleges and I'm getting a little worried about when I'll hear back from them. Can anyone tell me when I should expect to receive my college admissions decisions? Thanks for the help!

7 months ago

Hello! The exact timeline for college admissions decisions varies depending on the school and the application plan you have chosen. That being said, I can give you some general timeframes to help you know when to expect your decisions.

1. Early Decision (ED) and Early Action (EA): If you've applied to a college through an early decision or early action plan, you can generally expect to hear back between December and February. Some schools may have specific dates for releasing decisions, so it's a good idea to check their websites for more accurate information.

2. Regular Decision (RD): For regular decision applications, the majority of decisions are sent out between March and April. Once again, individual colleges may provide more specific dates on their websites about when you should expect a decision.

3. Rolling Admissions: If you've applied to a college with rolling admissions, decisions may be released anywhere from a few weeks to a few months after you've submitted your application. This varies by school, so it's best to visit the college's website for a clearer idea of their decision release timeline.

Remember that these are just general timeframes, and individual colleges may have unique timelines for releasing their decision letters. So, it's always a good idea to keep an eye on your email, your college application portals, and the college's official website for more information about when to expect your admissions decision.

Good luck with your applications!

7 months ago

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