Regular Decision Notification Update

Regular Decision notifications will be posted on Wednesday, March 24, at 6:00 pm ET.

The Emory University admission staff have evaluated a record year of Regular Decision (RD) applicants, having received over 33,400 applications total this year (a 19% increase over last year). We have been incredibly impressed with the academic and personal accomplishments from all the students who chose to apply this year.

Thank you for the time you’ve put into your application, and more importantly, the energy and passion you each exhibit as people. No matter where your collegiate plans take you, we know you will do great things!

How will decisions be released?

On March 24, on or after 6:00 pm ET:

  1. Log in to the Emory applicant portal.
  2. In the light yellow box, click View Update.
  3. If you applied RD to both Emory College and Oxford College, your decision for both colleges is in the same letter.

Can I receive my admission decision notification in another format?

Decision notifications are only released through the Emory applicant portal. We do not send admission decisions via email, and we are unable to release decisions over the phone.

What about need-based financial aid?

For the majority of admitted students who applied for aid, financial aid information will be available in the Financial Aid tile of OPUS approximately 24-48 hours after decision release. You will receive an email from the Office of Financial Aid when your award is available to view in OPUS. (Learn more about setting up your OPUS account if you haven’t already.)

If you have missing financial aid documentation, your award will not be available by this date. Missing items are listed in the To Do’s list (in the Tasks tile). Required documents must be received by the Office of Financial Aid by April 12 in order to receive an award prior to the May 1 admission 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 of our applicants, including many international students, but 6:00 pm ET is a time when the majority of our applicants are available and can be with loved ones.

Don’t hesitate to connect with us by posting a comment to this blog, tweeting us @emoryadmission, or emailing us at

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