What is the Regular Decision Process?
Regular Decision (RD) has an application deadline of January 1. Decisions are typically released in mid-March and students have until May 1 to submit a commitment deposit.
For Regular Decision applicants, the admissions office conducts an initial academic review of a student’s file to see if they meet Early Action academic criteria, and then moves forward with a holistic review of the applicant that balances the following primary considerations:
- grades through the end of junior year,
- the rigor of a student’s curriculum relative to the curriculum offered at her/his high school,
- and, results of either the SAT or ACT.
Secondary consideration is given to the following factors in RD evaluations:
- intellectual pursuits,
- creative endeavors and intercultural experiences,
- public service,
- co-curricular activities,
- community involvement,
- leadership and family commitments,
- and, integrity and personal maturity.
There are three possible decisions released for RD and deferred EA applicants: an offer of admission, an offer to accept a position in the waitlist pool, and a denial of admission.