Regular Decision Notification Process (2019)


Regular Decision (RD) notifications will be posted on Wednesday, March 20, at 6 pm ET.

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

How will decisions be released?

Decision notifications will be posted online through your applicant portal ( At 6pm ET on Wednesday, March 20, log in to the applicant portal to receive your admission decision.

Once logged in, 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 RD 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 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. (We stopped doing that in 2015.)

OPUS is still used for students who applied for need-based financial aid to review your financial aid package.

What about need-based financial aid?

If you are admitted and applied for need-based financial aid and met the financial aid deadlines, your award information will be available in the Financial Aid tile of your OPUS account 24-48 business hours after decision release. You will receive an email from the Office of Financial Aid when your award is available to view.

If you have missing documentation, your award will not be available by this date. Missing items appear on the To Do’s list (in the Tasks tile) in OPUS. Required documents must be received by the Office of Financial Aid by April 5 in order to receive an estimated award prior to the May 1 enrollment deposit deadline.

If you have any questions about financial aid, please contact the Office of Financial Aid directly at 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 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.

Don’t hesitate to connect with us by posting a comment to this blog, tweeting us @emoryadmission, or emailing us at We look forward to hearing from you!

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  1. lizzy lee

    Hi, Yesterday I received my acceptance letter but now I cannot seem to see it in the portal. Can you tell me why? Thank you!

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      Lisa Coetzee

      Congrats on being admitted! If you go to and click View Update, your letter should still be visible. If it’s not there for some reason, please email us at We can look into it and figure out what’s up!

  2. Vanesa Vargas

    Hi! I haven’t been able to log in to my admissions portal and still haven’t received a temporary PIN to change my password. I don’t know how to proceed.

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