If you’re a graduating high school senior who may be thinking about making a change to where you’ll be attending this fall or perhaps you’re a undergraduate rethinking launching your career and instead thinking it’s time to attend graduate school—I want to reassure you- there are universities accepting applications for Fall 2020. Traditionally we refer to this as “rolling admissions” – but this year- things are different and there are still many spaces available for Fall 2020 and universities that will offer a quality experience.
Perhaps there was a change in family finances, a discomfort over the uncertainty of public health or you don’t want to enroll in an online setting, there are many choices remaining. For those who procrastinated entirely – this blog is for you as well.
Colleges Accepting Applications for Fall 2020
There are many reasons why some high school students may have arrived late to the college admissions process, and for some educational plans were derailed due to COVID-10. With 3900+ colleges and universities in the US alone, there are about 700 continue to accept applications to the class of 2024.
According to the National Association of College Admissions Counselors, this NACAC comprehensive link provides a comprehensive list.
The link has access to 700+ colleges with a robust search engine across a variety of variables. There are many selective campuses that continue to accept applications for freshman and transfers. Please see my earlier blog on handling a transfer application.
COLLEGE ADMISSIONS — ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT TRANSFERRING- WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT UNDERGRADUATE TRANSFER APPLICATIONS
This year, that list is twice the length given the impact that the pandemic has had on enrollment, financial aid. Given uncertainty over the virus – many universities changes their deposit dates and haven’t yet announced their fall enrollment or academic calendar for the coming year. Families facing difficulties are also keeping students close to home and many are considering a “gap” or deferral”.
If you are returning to the college application process or a late start – for whatever your personal situation- please consider all of the factors that are relevant to selecting a major and college.
You’ll find some of my recent resources particularly valuable – the process is the same – whether you’re the tortoise or the hare in college admissions- everyone applies and enrolls on the time table that suits them best.
Focus on the same research process to evaluate “FIT” is discussed in my recent blog here:
COLLEGE ADMISSIONS PLANNING– SELECTING A “MAJOR” AND CREATING YOUR BALANCED LIST – REACH, MATCH, SAFETY
Applying to college is very straightforward process when you’ve set goals and stay on target. It can certainly be challenging on a tighter or rushed time frame. If you’re just now thinking about changing your plans for Fall 2020—check out the link above and please reach out to discuss your situation and get started on your College Applications and College Essays with Online College Counselor, Bonnie Rabin, PhD.
Your evaluation of academics should move beyond published lists of college rankings. The most important steps include learning how to navigate through the “Academics” and the “Research” tabs to fully explore the curriculum maps, degree requirements and the research projects faculty are conducting. As a former university professor with 30+ years of experience on curriculum planning committees, I’m able to help your family assess “academic fit” and effectively explore your academic options to balance each student’s current and emerging interests and strengths.
Undecided? Consider that “flexible” and universities LOVE to hear about students with multi-disciplinary interests. All of your applications will in fact provide you with an opportunity to explain your choice of major(s) as being formed through classroom and other experiences. More about this below.
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