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Regular Decision Notification Update

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Regular Decision notifications will be posted Wednesday, March 27, after 6:00 pm ET.

The Emory University admission staff have evaluated another outstanding year of Regular Decision (RD) applicants. 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 27, 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 aid 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 aid 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 aid 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, following us @emoryadmission, or emailing us at

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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Hi! I recently applied as a transfer student to the BSN program. I was wondering when the decisions will be released. I saw that the website mentioned “early may”, and since a lot of schools have may 1st as the day to accept your acceptances, I was wondering if there was a more specific date or dates for emory. Thank you!

    1. Thank you for asking! Transfer decisions will be released in May, and a more specific release date will be announced in the next few weeks.

  2. Hello! I haven’t received a decision/status check for my application portal for both Emory and Oxford College at March 26th, as of March 30th I do not have a status check in my portal/decision. I emailed @emoryadmissions and @oxadmissions. Hopefully it’ll get fixed soon! However, if there is another way to find out about my decision excluding the portal, that would be greatly appreciated! Thanks! //(^-^)//

    Warm regards,
    Brandon Kuanwoo Lin

    1. Hi Brandon,
      Please reach out to for help logging into your applicant portal. The applicant portal is the only avenue we use to release admission decisions, so that will be where you need to find this information.

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