Greetings Seniors ‘20 and Families
(Also -Information for Juniors ’21 on Rolling Admissions)
There are several reasons why students/parents may still be Googling or searching the Common App database for colleges that are still allowing students to submit college applications at this late date. Let’s discuss those reasons and then talk about where you can still submit additional applications.
Whether you procrastinated (overwhelmed), or perhaps weren’t well-informed, or maybe you weren’t sure you had the grades to apply to a four-year college, or – you simply waited until now to decide to apply– Don’t worry- I got you covered! Click to connect with College Advisor Bonnie Rabin, PhD
Other perhaps there’s a more productive explanation – perhaps you were in shock/denial after your Early Decision deferral and the reality has sunk in- you need other options. (click to view –COLLEGE ADMISSIONS – EARLY DECISION COLLEGE APPLICATIONS – YOU’VE BEEN DEFERRED– NOW WHAT?
Applying to an Ivy or Selective College – How were your fall grades?
If your fall grades weren’t as strong as your GPA through your junior year- your college short list has essentially become a list of reach colleges (I know – that’s hard to hear-and you’re likely screaming- “AP Physics C is brutal”). I’ve been working in college admissions for many decades—and I can tell you without hesitation- if you’re a highly competitive senior applying to highly selective universities and you received “B”s in more challenging AP/IB/AICE courses in the first semester –– this isn’t a favorable component of your college application. This is particularly true for engineering and STEM applicants where AP Calculus and AP Physics are applicant-weeder courses among college applicants. If there were personal challenges that require explanation- please connect with me to discuss how to work with your GC to provide some insights into any drastic changes to an otherwise stellar high school record.
And last- but certainly not least—another very valid reason to submit additional applications might be a financial one. After completing your FAFSA and CSS Profile -and after careful evaluation, your family would prefer to add some “financial safeties” to the mix—submitting a college application to a university that would more likely offer you an attractive scholarship. Need suggestions- Click to Discuss your situation and review your college applications.
So here we are- it’s January 3—and maybe you need to add a few colleges to the mix.
HIGH SCHOOL Seniors—There are several Universities Still Accepting College Applications for a spot in the Class of 2024 — see my list below!
If you didn’t work with your guidance counselor or seek the assistance of a private college counselor, yes, the process was probably overwhelming and maybe it didn’t even go smoothly. Many state universities have early preferred deadlines in October and November, many selective campuses have Early Action/Early Decision due dates on that same timeline. The vast majority of colleges have set January 1, 2020 deadlines for submitting regular decision college applications. I’ve included a list of over 50 colleges that are accepting applications—and there are many more.
What’s ROLLING ADMISSIONS?
Some colleges offer admissions under a “Rolling Admissions” option- offering later deadlines. This gives students access to some awesome universities that may be a great fit for you!
Rolling admissions colleges don’t have a set deadline. You can submit your application anytime as early as July before the start of your senior year of high school and in some cases, as late as May of a student’s senior year (Every year, I hear from a few families sometime in April who DID NOT work with a college advisor and were misled, misinformed and overlooked the need to have match/safeties on their college list-. After receiving 10+ rejections—they call me for guidance– please avoid being that student!)
Not only is Rolling Admissions unique- but it is downright stress free! WHY? Because, it’s “rolllllllinggg” and that means you don’t have to wait for a designated date to hear an about your college admissions outcome. Rolling admissions college applicants are notified of an admissions decision often a few short weeks after the file is complete.
That said, even if you’re a student who does procrastinate- beware, spaces do fill -all colleges have an enrollment capacity for the incoming freshman class. This isn’t a college admissions option to be used to apply last minute- but in can be a great college application strategy.
Aside from the obvious peace of mind of having an admissions decision in-hand early in the senior year of high school, having that acceptance can reshape the list of colleges. A student with one solid acceptance at a college may decide to place all their college application energies and time into applying to more selective or reach colleges.
While every student should evaluate their mix of colleges on criteria I’ve discussed many times—academic, social and financial—(click to read more)—the rolling admissions colleges are part of a financial strategy. Not only can you get a head -start on seeing how your financial aid package might look, but you can re-evaluate financial safeties knowing you have an acceptance in-hand earlier in the college application season.
Juniors should be evaluating majors and evaluating universities-perhaps heading off to campus visits this spring (read my blog next week on this topic!). It’s the appropriate time to begin working with your guidance counselor or perhaps reach out to speak with a college expert to provide more personalize one-on-one attention throughout the college application and college admissions process. Click to schedule your College Admissions Assessment with College Advisor Bonnie Rabin, PhD.
Whether you’re a senior considering adding additional colleges, deferred early decision or early action, or second-guessing the universities you’ve already submitted your college application to- there’s time remaining to apply to additional colleges.
Below, I’ve included a sample of colleges that continue to accept applications including universities with rolling admissions policies.
Have a great start to the spring semester! You’ll also find a list of Rolling Admissions Colleges
Bonnie R. Rabin, PhD
RECENT COLLEGE ACCEPTANCES
Carnegie Mellon, Cornell, U. Michigan, Northwestern, Georgia Tech, University of North Carolina, Vassar, Bowdoin, Wellesley, Emory, U.Illinois, Notre Dame, NYU, Rice, University of Chicago, Washington University (WUSTL), Drexel, Tulane, Brown, Purdue, Swarthmore, SCAD, Ohio, Georgetown, Hamilton, Reed, Miami, Johns Hopkins, University of Florida, University of Arizona, Penn State, Villanova, Northeastern, SUNY-ESF, St. Johns, Embry-Riddle, Colgate, Fordham, Columbia, Barnard, Syracuse, Swarthmore, Pittsburgh, Dickinson, Colorado, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Howard, Fordham, SUNY Stonybrook, Duke, Case Western, Rochester Institute of Technology, Parsons, Virginia Tech, Boston U., Hobart & William Smith, Claremont Mckenna, Davidson, Westpoint, Gettysburg, Amherst, Temple, Denison, Howard, UT Austin, SUNY-Binghamton, Hamilton, George Washington, American, Indiana, SMU, James Madison, UF, and many more! University of Florida and many more
READY TO WRITE YOUR OWN SUCCESS STORY?
Whether you’re a STEM, Business, Humanities, Arts or Undecided student — Here’s a Sample of Colleges Seniors Can Apply to at this time.
These colleges are still accepting Applications!
|Harvey Mudd College|
|Claremont McKenna College||1/5/2020|
|The George Washington University||1/5/2020|
|University of Pennsylvania||1/5/2020|
|University of Rochester||1/5/2020|
|Bryn Mawr College||1/15/2020|
|Case Western Reserve University||1/15/2020|
|George Mason University||1/15/2020|
|Loyola Marymount University||1/15/2020|
|Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences||1/15/2020|
|Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute||1/15/2020|
|Rochester Institute of Technology||1/15/2020|
|SUNY Binghamton University||1/15/2020|
|SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry||1/15/2020|
|SUNY Stony Brook University||1/15/2020|
|The Catholic University of America||1/15/2020|
|The New School||1/15/2020|
|University of Colorado Boulder||1/15/2020|
|University of Connecticut||1/15/2020|
|University of Delaware||1/15/2020|
|University of Denver||1/15/2020|
|University of Illinois at Chicago||1/15/2020|
|University of Massachusetts Amherst||1/15/2020|
|University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill||1/15/2020|
|University of Oregon||1/15/2020|
|University of Southern California||1/15/2020|
|University of Vermont||1/15/2020|
|SUNY Maritime College||1/15/2020|
|Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences||1/31/2020|
|Colorado State University||2/1/2020|
|Hobart and William Smith Colleges||2/1/2020|
|Indiana University Bloomington||2/1/2020|
|Nova Southeastern University||2/1/2020|
|Rhode Island School of Design||2/1/2020|
|Rose‐Hulman Institute of Technology||2/1/2020|
|SUNY University at Buffalo||2/1/2020|
|SUNY, University at Albany||2/1/2020|
|University of Wisconsin‐Madison||2/1/2020|
|Worcester Polytechnic Institute||2/1/2020|
|CUNY Baruch College||2/3/2020|
|CUNY Queens College||2/3/2020|
|List College The Jewish Theological Seminary||2/3/2020|
|Florida Gulf Coast University||3/1/2020|
|Florida Polytechnic University||5/1/2020|
These Colleges are some I recommend to students of all majors– ROLLING ADMISSIONS -!
|Arizona State University|
|CUNY Brooklyn College|
|CUNY Hunter College|
|Fairleigh Dickinson University|
|Florida Atlantic University|
|Florida Institute of Technology|
|Le Moyne College|
|Long Island University|
|New College of Florida|
|New York Institute of Technology (NYIT)|
|Savannah College of Art and Design|
|St. John Fisher College|
|St. John’s University (NY)|
|SUNY New Paltz|
|The Culinary Institute of America (NY)|
|The Evergreen State College|
|The University of Arizona|
|University of Central Florida|
|University of Maine|
|University of North Florida|
|University of Northern Colorado|
|University of Pittsburgh|
|University of Tampa|
|Wilkes Honors College of FAU|