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What time do college admissions decisions usually come out?

Hello, friends! I know colleges release admissions decisions at various times, but is there any general time of day that they come out? I'm mostly referring to Early Decision or Early Action announcements. Thanks!

6 months ago

Hello! You're right that colleges release their admissions decisions at different times. Generally, for Early Decision or Early Action decisions, colleges release their decisions in mid-December, with some schools opting for the beginning or end of December. However, the specific time of day that decisions come out can vary greatly from college to college.

Some colleges release their decisions at a specific, pre-announced time (e.g., 5 PM Eastern Time), while others release them on a rolling basis throughout the day. Additionally, some colleges release decisions in waves over a few days or even weeks, so it might not be the same for every applicant.

To get the most accurate information about when decisions will be released for a particular college, it's a good idea to check the college's admissions website or social media channels for any announcements. Also, you can look at online forums or talk to current students to get an idea of when decisions were released in past years, as this can sometimes be a good indicator of when they'll release them this year. And if you want the most accurate information, don't hesitate to reach out to the admissions office directly.

Remember to stay patient and try to relax during this time. The waiting can be tough, but knowing that you've put forth your best effort in your application should provide some peace of mind. Good luck!

6 months ago

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