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Early Decision I Notification Update

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Early Decision I notifications will be posted on Wednesday, December 13, after 6pm ET.

The Emory University admission staff have evaluated a record 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 2028.

How will decisions be released?

Decision notifications will be posted online through your Emory applicant portal ( On December 13, on or after 6pm ET, log in to receive your admission decision.

Once logged in, you will see a light yellow box with the title: Status Update when admission decisions become available. 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.

What about need-based financial aid?

Your 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 December 22 in order to receive an award prior to the January 15 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 after 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.


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  1. I already applied to Emory university at Early decision but still i can’t get the decision letter but i read an email that i can see the decision letter after 6:00PM on Dec 13 so what shall i do right now?

    1. That’s correct. Decisions will be posted to your Student Application Portal at 6:00 pm ET today if you were an Early Decision I applicant.

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