Early Decision II Notifications Update (2016)

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Early Decision II notifications will be released at 6:00 pm ET on Monday, February 15. The Emory College and Oxford College Admission Committees will continue to work diligently over the next few days to prepare for decision release Monday evening. Here are the specifics about how notifications release will work.

How will decisions be released?
Decision notifications will be posted online through your OPUS account. At 6:00 pm ET on Monday, February 15. You will need to log-in to OPUS to receive your admission decision. Once logged in, scroll to the bottom of the Student Center main page and locate the Admission section on the left side. When available, you will find a link to View Online Decision. If you applied ED2 to both Emory College and Oxford, both of your admission notifications will display.

What is OPUS?
OPUS (Online Pathway to University Students) is the online portal where students track the status of their application materials and receive their admission decisions. If you have not yet registered for an OPUS user name and password, you will need to do so in order to check your notification online. If you have any difficulty, please contact Emory’s IT Service Desk at OPUSHELP@listserv.cc.emory.edu directly.

Can I receive my admission decision notification in another format?
Decision notifications are only released through an applicant’s OPUS account. We do not send admission decisions via email, and we are unable to release decisions over the phone.

What about financial aid?
If you applied for need-based financial aid, your estimated award information will be available under the Finances section of your OPUS account by the afternoon of Tuesday, February 16. If additional documentation is needed to complete your financial aid application, your award will not be available by this date. Click the To-Do List on the right side of the page for a list of any pending items. Required documents must be received by the Office of Financial Aid by February 19 in order to receive an estimated award prior to the March 1 enrollment deposit deadline.

Why are decisions posted at 6:00 pm?
We believe that such important news should be experienced in the context of the home and family. We also do not want students to receive admission news in the middle of the school day. We understand that this time does not work for all of our applicants, including many international applicants, but 6:00 pm ET is a time when the majority of our applicants are available and with loved ones.

Any suggestions for what to do between now and Monday?
Current Emory freshman, and former Early Decision applicant, Jacob has some suggestions on how to survive Early Decision day.

Make sure to continue to check the Inside Emory Admission blog (we suggest bookmarking the page) for further updates prior to decision release. If you have any questions, feel free to post a comment to the blog, tweet us, or email us at admission@emory.edu.

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