Early Decision I Notifications Update (2017)

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Early Decision I notifications will be released at 6:00 pm ET on Thursday, December 14, 2017.

The Emory University Admission staff have evaluated another strong year of Early Decision I (EDI) applicants. Our admission committee has worked thoughtfully to admit what we believe is a remarkable first step in building the Class of 2022.

Please read on for full details on how EDI decision notifications will be released.

How will decisions be released? 
Decision notifications will be posted online through your applicant portal (apply.emory.edu/status). At 6:00 pm ET on Thursday, December 14, log in to the applicant portal to receive your admission decision. Once logged in, (when available) at the top of the screen you will see a light yellow box with the title: Status Update. There will be a link to View Update, which is where you can see your online decision letter.

If you applied EDI to both Emory College and Oxford College, you will have one decision letter with information about the decision for each college in it.

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

But I heard decisions were released through OPUS?
The process is different this year than previous years. The Office of Undergraduate Admission only releases decisions online through the applicant portal, not through OPUS.

If you have heard of OPUS (Online Pathway to University Students), this is not how we release decisions anymore.

OPUS is still used for students who applied for need-based financial aid.

What about need-based financial aid?
If you applied for need-based financial aid, your financial aid award information will be available under the Finances section of your OPUS account on the afternoon of Friday, December 15.

If you have missing documentation, your award will not be available by this date. Click the To-Do List on the right side of your OPUS page for a list of any pending items. Required documents must be received by the Office of Financial Aid by December 22 in order to receive an estimated award prior to the January 15 enrollment deposit deadline.

If you have questions about financial aid, please contact the Office of Financial Aid directly at finaid@emory.edu or 404-727-6039.

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.

If you have any questions, email us at admission@emory.edu.


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