It’s true that May 1 was the deadline for high school seniors to put deposits down at their college of choice – time to commit. It should be a time of exhaling, of great relief to have the process completed, of celebration. But, for a few of seniors, the chapter is not quite written. For those who didn’t get in to the schools they wanted, or who woke up from a 12-month slumber having neglected to apply, there’s still time to find a college to attend come September.
There are still some colleges taking applications. Check out the 2012 Space Availability Survey from the National Association for College Admission Counseling.
The survey, which has been generated for over 25 years, lists the 300+ public and private colleges that are still offering admission, housing and financial aid to qualified applicants. Students should contact the college or university directly, ASAP (!!), to determine if the spaces available on May 2, when the list was created, are still there. Also, there is no guarantee of admission. The student must qualify – just like in the regular fall application process. The survey will be removed from the NACAC website on June 29, 2012, so students should not dally any longer.