Complete List: Colleges With Rolling Admissions



Deadlines are stressful—so why not get rid of them? Well, some colleges do just that. Rather than having a fixed application deadline, these schools open up a period of time for you to submit your application.


Rolling admission doesn’t mean you won’t have any timeline, though.

This guide will go over what rolling admission means as you apply to college and also provide you with a complete list of colleges with rolling admissions.

What Is Rolling Admission?


Rolling admission is an application option that allows you to

apply within a window of time.

This window usually opens up in the fall, commonly September 1, and lasts through the spring, or until all spots in the upcoming class have been filled.

This option differs from

regular decision

,

early action

, and

early decision

, which

all have set deadlines


and are unlikely to accept a late application.

That being said, the fact that rolling admission colleges will accept your application throughout the year doesn’t take the pressure off completely. As I mentioned above,

the application window will be open until all spots have been filled.

Admissions committees review applications as they roll in and send back a decision soon after. Typically,

you’ll hear back four to eight weeks after you apply.

In some cases, you might hear back just two weeks later!

Additionally, some schools with rolling admissions still have deadlines. For example,

Michigan State University

advises students to submit their applications by November 1 if they want maximum scholarship consideration.

Keep in mind that this is

generally

how rolling admissions work, but this process can vary from school to school.

That’s why it’s very important you check with each school to see how their rolling admissions process works.

(To see how rolling admissions can vary from school to school, be sure to read our write-ups on Michigan State’s and Penn State’s rolling application processes in the next section.) Doing a little research on each university’s policies can save you headache—and heartache—later.

Let’s take a look at some

popular colleges with rolling admissions.



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Popular Schools With Rolling Admissions


Here are some popular universities with rolling admissions (listed alphabetically):

While all of these schools have a rolling admissions process, it’s worth pointing out that

Michigan State’s and Penn State’s rolling admissions work a little differently.



Michigan State

divides their admission process into three stages: early action, regular, and rolling.

If you apply before November 1, you’re considered an early action applicant. If you apply after November 1 but before February 1, you’re applying with regular admission. Any application submitted after February 1 will be considered with rolling admission.


The key difference between these three types of applicants is when you’ll receive an admission decision.

Early action applicants will get their notifications by January 15, regular applicants will hear by March 31, and rolling applicants will

hear eight to 12 weeks after they submit their admissions materials.

Also, while applying early doesn’t increase your chances of admission, it does increase your odds of receiving scholarship money.

Be sure to visit their website for more information about this process.

Like Michigan State,

Penn State

handles their rolling admissions a little differently as well.

Penn State uses what they call a “rolling admissions process.”

Penn State begins accepting applications in August, but rolling admissions doesn’t kick in until after December 1. Students who apply early have the best chance of admission. Additionally, some of their programs, like the accelerated pre-med and nursing programs, have firm (non-rolling) application deadlines. (You can check out the recommended submission deadlines—along with decision notification dates—

on the Penn State Admissions website

.)

Complete List of Schools With Rolling Admissions


Here’s the full list of schools with rolling admissions in alphabetical order. Just scroll down to find the ones you’re interested in or use ctrl + F to search for a school directly. We’ve also included the

admission rate for each school

so you can see how difficult it is to get in.

If you’re interested in applying to any of these schools, make sure to

set a deadline for yourself and stick to it!

Also be sure to check the school’s website to see if there are any deadlines applied to scholarship or financial aid applications. If, however, these schools aren’t on your college list, they could be a good fallback option should your other schools not work out.


School

State

Admission Rate

Academy of Art University
CA 100

Adams State University
CO 99

Adelphi University
NY 74

Adrian College
MI 56

Adventist University of Health Sciences
FL 87

Alabama A&M University
AL 92

Alabama State University
AL 97

Alaska Bible College
AK 100

Alaska Pacific University
AK 89

Albany State University
GA 66

Albertus Magnus College
CT 84

Albion College
MI 69

Albright College
PA 85

Alcorn State University
MS 58

Alderson-Broaddus College
WV 47

Alfred State College
NY 67

Alfred University
NY 63

Allen College
IA 50

Alma College
MI 62

Alvernia University
PA 64

Alverno College
WI 69

American Academy of Art
IL 100

American Baptist College
TN 100

American International College
MA 65

American University of Puerto Rico
PR 83

Amridge University
AL 100

Anderson University
SC 69

Andrews University
MI 67

Angelo State University
TX 77

Anna Maria College
MA 74

Appalachian Bible College
WV 37

Aquinas College
TN 69

Arcadia University
PA 66

Arizona State University
AZ 87

Arkansas Baptist College
AR 26

Arkansas State University
AR 80

Arkansas Tech University
AR 95

Arlington Baptist College
TX 100

Art Academy of Cincinnati
OH 27

Asbury University
KY 65

Ashland University
OH 71

Assumption College
MA 81

Atlantic University College
PR

Auburn University at Montgomery
AL 90

Augsburg College
MN 76

Augustana College
IL 57

Augustana University
SD 67

Aurora University
IL 87

Austin Peay State University
TN 95

Averett University
VA 65

Azusa Pacific University
CA 68

Bacone College
OK 72

Baker College of Auburn Hills
MI 100

Baker College of Cadillac
MI 100

Baker College of Clinton Township
MI 100

Baker College of Jackson
MI 100

Baker College of Muskegon
MI 100

Baker College of Owosso
MI 100

Baker University
KS 88

Baldwin Wallace University
OH 73

Baptist Bible College
MO 100

Baptist College of Florida
FL 94

Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary
TX 81

Barclay College
KS 51

Bard College at Simon’s Rock
MA 93

Barry University
FL 51

Barton College
NC 45

Bay Path College
MA 72

Beacon College
FL 51

Becker College
MA 70

Belhaven University
MS 49

Bellevue University
NE 100

Bellin College
WI 100

Belmont Abbey University
NC 81

Belmont University
TN 84

Bemidji State University
MN 65

Benedict College
SC 77

Benedictine College
KS 97

Benedictine University
IL 42

Bennett College
NC 59

Berea College
KY 30

Berry College
GA 71

Bethany College
KS 68

Bethany College
WV 95

Bethel College
KS 58

Bethel University
IN 94

Bethel University
TN 90

Bethesda University of California
CA 100

Bethune-Cookman University
FL 54

Beulah Heights University
GA 84

Blackburn College
IL 57

Blessing-Reiman College of Nursing
IL 66

Bloomfield College
NJ 71

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
PA 84

Blue Mountain College
MS 96

Bluefield State College
WV 95

Bluffton University
OH 55

Bob Jones University
SC 82

Boise Bible College
ID 95

Boricua College
NY 100

Boston Architectural College
MA

Boston Baptist College
MA 91

Bowie State University
MD 80

Bowling Green State University
OH 72

Bradley University
IL 70

Brenau University
GA 58

Brescia University
KY 42

Brevard College
NC 59

Brewton-Parker College
GA 96

Briarcliffe College
NY

Bridgewater College
VA 67

Bridgewater State University
MA 88

Brigham Young University–Hawaii
HI 97

Brooklyn College (CUNY)
NY 45

Bryan College
TN 51

Bryn Athyn College
PA 92

Buena Vista University
IA 57

Buffalo State College
NY 67

Cabrini College
PA 76

Cairn University
PA 83

Caldwell University
NJ 94

California Baptist University
CA 78

California College of the Arts
CA 85

California Institute of the Arts
CA 25

California Maritime Academy
CA 76

California National University for Advanced Studies
CA

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
CA 55

California State University Dominguez Hills
CA 77

California State University East Bay
CA 76

California State University Fullerton
CA 53

California State University Long Beach
CA 39

California State University Northridge
CA 59

California State University San Bernardino
CA 69

California State University San Marcos
CA 62

California State University Stanislaus
CA 89

California University of Pennsylvania
PA 97

Calumet College of St. Joseph
IN 41

Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary
MO 78

Calvin College
MI 77

Cambridge College
MA 21

Cameron University
OK 100

Campbell University
NC 78

Campbellsville University
KY 70

Canisius College
NY 83

Capital University
OH 72

Capitol College
MD 83

Cardinal Stritch University
WI 82

Caribbean University
PR 100

Carlos Albizu University–Miami
FL 56

Carlow University
PA 92

Carroll College
MT 69

Carroll University
WI 67

Carson-Newman University
TN 69

Carthage College
WI 68

Castleton State College
VT 89

Catawba College
NC 50

Cazenovia College
NY 94

Cedar Crest College
PA 61

Cedarville University
OH 79

Centenary College
NJ 75

Centenary College of Louisiana
LA 60

Central Christian College of Kansas
KS 99

Central Christian College of the Bible
MO 99

Central College
IA 65

Central Connecticut State University
CT 66

Central Methodist University
MO 93

Central Michigan University
MI 70

Central State University
OH 57

Central Washington University
WA 85

Chadron State College
NE

Chaminade University of Honolulu
HI 95

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
CA 32

Charleston Southern University
SC 50

Chatham University
PA 62

Chestnut Hill College
PA 65

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
PA 100

Chicago State University
IL 63

Chowan University
NC 68

Christian Brothers University
TN 50

Cincinnati Christian University
TN 74

City College of New York
NY 47

City University of Seattle
WA 100

Claflin University
SC 55

Clark Atlanta University
GA 55

Clarke University
IA 94

Clarkson College
NE 46

Clarkson University
NY 75

Clayton State University
GA 51

Clear Creek Baptist Bible College
KY 100

Clemson University
SC 51

Cleveland Institute of Art
OH 69

Cleveland State University
OH 94

Coastal Carolina University
SC 69

Cogswell Polytechnical College
CA 49

Coker College
SC 63

Colby-Sawyer College
NH 90

College at Brockport
NY 55

College at Old Westbury
NY 78

College of Biblical Studies–Houston
TX 100

College of Idaho
ID 47

College of Mount St. Joseph
OH 62

College of Mount St. Vincent
NY 92

College of Saint Mary
NE 49

College of Saint Mary Magdalen
NH

College of St. Elizabeth
NJ 74

College of St. Rose
NY 88

College of St. Scholastica
MN 76

College of the Ozarks
MO 10

Colorado Mesa University
CO 78

Colorado School of Mines
CO 53

Columbia College
MO 90

Columbia College Chicago
IL 90

Columbia College Hollywood
CA 50

Columbia International University
SC 50

Columbia Southern University
AL 100

Columbia University, School of General Studies
NY 35

Columbus College of Art and Design
OH 93

Columbus State University
OH 79

Concord University
WV 82

Concordia College
MN 68

Concordia College New York
NY 94

Concordia University Ann Arbor
MI 49

Concordia University Chicago
IL 71

Concordia University Irvine
CA 71

Concordia University Nebraska
NE 79

Concordia University St. Paul
MN 98

Concordia University Texas
TX 91

Concordia University Wisconsin
WI 89

Converse College
SC 64

Coppin State University
MD 28

Cornerstone University
MI 78

Covenant College
GA 98

Creighton University
NE 74

Crown College
MN 50

Culinary Institute of America
NY 98

Culver-Stockton College
MO 52

Cumberland University
TN 61

Curry College
MA 87

Curtis Institute of Music
PA

Daemen College
NY 62

Dakota State University
SD 77

Dakota Wesleyan University
SD 67

Dallas Baptist University
TX 90

Dallas Christian College
TX 13

Dalton State College
GA 100

Davenport University
MI 82

Davis and Elkins College
WV 40

Davis College
NY 31

Defiance College
OH 50

Delaware Valley College
PA 93

Delta State University
MS 94

DeSales University
PA 79

Design Institute of San Diego
CA 87

DeVry University–Colorado Springs
CO

DeVry University–Westminster
CO

Dickinson State University
ND 99

Dillard University
LA 39

Divine Word College
IA 63

Dixie State College
UT 100

Doane College
NE 71

Dominican College
NY 78

Dominican University
IL 64

Dominican University of California
CA 91

Drake University
IA 68

Drury University
MO 64


Duquesne University

PA 74

D’Youville College
NY 88

East Carolina University
NC 79

East Tennessee State University
TN 86

East Texas Baptist University
TX 59

Eastern Connecticut State University
CT 64

Eastern Illinois University
IL 53

Eastern Kentucky University
KY 94

Eastern Mennonite University
VA 64

Eastern Michigan University
MI 74

Eastern Nazarene College
MA 59

Eastern New Mexico University
NM 58

Eastern Oregon University
OR 98

Eastern University
PA 61

East-West University
IL 100

Eckerd College
FL 67

Edgewood College
WI 72

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
PA 83

EDP University of Puerto Rico
PR 71

Edward Waters College
FL 61

Elizabethtown College
PA 81

Elmhurst College
IL 68

Elmira College
NY 80

Elms College
MA 75

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University–Daytona Beach
FL 61

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University–Prescott
AZ 66

Emerson College
MA 33

Emmanuel College
GA 78

Emmaus Bible College
IA 94

Emory & Henry College
VA 73

Emporia State University
KS 85

Endicott College
MA 69

Erskine College
SC 70

Eureka College
IL 62

Everest University–Tampa
FL 74

Everglades University–Orlando
FL 75

Evergreen State College
WA 98

Excelsior College
NY

Fairmont State University
WV 85

Farmingdale State College
NY 55

Faulkner University
AL 78

Fayetteville State University
NC 69

Felician College
NJ 86

Ferris State University
MI 87

Ferrum College
VA 73

Finlandia University
MI 72

Fisk University
TN 93

Fitchburg State University
MA 88

Five Towns College
NY 34

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
FL 36

Florida Atlantic University
FL 63

Florida Career College
FL

Florida College
FL 75

Florida Gulf Coast University
FL 67

Florida Institute of Technology
FL 66

Florida International University
FL 58

Florida Memorial University
FL 40

Florida Southern College
FL 52

Fontbonne University
MO 79

Framingham State University
MA 74

Franciscan University of Steubenville
OH 77

Franklin College
IN 81

Franklin Pierce University
NH 67

Freed-Hardeman University
TN 88

Friends University
KS 46

Frostburg State University
MD 80

Full Sail University
FL

Gallaudet University
DC 61

Gannon University
PA 76

Gardner-Webb University
NC 67

Geneva College
PA 53

George Fox University
OR 82

Georgetown College
KY 63

Georgia College and State University
GA 80

Georgia Southern University
GA 55

Georgia Southwestern State University
GA 58

Georgian Court University
NJ 71

Glenville State College
WV 100

Global University
MO

Globe Institute of Technology
NY

Goddard College
VT 100

Golden Gate University
CA 61

Gordon College
MA 74

Goshen College
IN 63

Grace University
NE 100

Graceland University
IA 58

Grand Canyon University
AZ

Granite State College
NH 100

Grantham University
KS

Greensboro College
NC 77

Greenville College
IL 56

Griggs University
MI

Guilford College
NC 75

Gustavus Adolphus College
MN 69

Gwynedd-Mercy College
PA 95

Hamilton Technical College
IA

Hamline University
MN 68

Hannibal-LaGrange University
MO 61

Hanover College
IN 95

Hardin-Simmons University
TX 84

Harding University
AR 61

Harrington College of Design
IL 89

Harris-Stowe State University
MO 52

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
PA

Hartwick College
NY 80

Haskell Indian Nations University
KS

Hastings College
NE 67

Hawaii Pacific University
HI 75

Hellenic College
MA 64

Henderson State University
AR 76

Hendrix College
AR 70

Heritage Christian University
AL 100

Heritage University
WA 24

High Point University
NC 75

Hilbert College
NY 93

Hillsdale College
MI 48

Hiram College
OH 60

Hobe Sound Bible College
FL 100

Hodges University
FL 61

Hofstra University
NY 69

Hollins University
VA 71

Holy Apostles College and Seminary
CT 100

Holy Cross College
IN 34

Holy Family University
PA 73

Holy Names University
CA 63

Hood College
MD 65

Hope College
MI 86

Hope International University
CA 37

Houghton College
NY 81

Houston Baptist University
TX 71

Howard Payne University
TX 54

Howard University
DC 36

Humboldt State University
CA 92

Humphreys College
CA

Hunter College
NY 35

Huntington University
IN 76

Husson University
ME 85

Idaho State University
ID 100

Illinois Institute of Technology
IL 60

Illinois State University
IL 82

Illinois Wesleyan University
IL 61

Immaculata University
PA 81

Independence University
UT

Indiana Institute of Technology
IN 60

Indiana State University
IN 90

Indiana University Bloomington
IN 78

Indiana University East
IN 63

Indiana University Kokomo
IN 74

Indiana University Northwest
IN 75

Indiana University of Pennsylvania
PA 93

Indiana University South Bend
IN 78

Indiana University Southeast
IN 82

Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne
IN 81

Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis
IN 81

Inter American University of Puerto Rico–Aguadilla Campus
PR 43

Inter American University of Puerto Rico–Arecibo Campus
PR

Inter American University–Bayamon Campus
PR 27

Inter American University of Puerto Rico–Fajardo Campus
PR 53

Inter American University of Puerto Rico–San German Campus
PR 44

International Academy of Design & Technology
IL 52

Iona College
NY 84

Iowa State University
IA 92

Iowa Wesleyan College
IA 58

Jackson State University
MS 68

Jacksonville State University
AL 55

Jacksonville University
FL 92

Jamestown College
ND 69

Jefferson College of Health Sciences
VA 28

John Brown University
AR 76

John Carroll University
OH 86

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
NY 41

Johnson & Wales University
CO 88

Johnson & Wales University
FL 88

Johnson & Wales University
NC 85

Johnson & Wales University
RI 41

Johnson C. Smith University
NC 47

Johnson State College
VT 78

Johnson University
TN 53

Johnson University Florida
FL 31

Jones College
FL

Jones International University
CO 99

Judson College
AL 37

Judson University
IL 39

Kansas State University
KS 95

Kansas Wesleyan University
KS 61

Kean University
NJ 69

Keene State College
NH 88

Kendall College
IL 98

Kennesaw State University
GA 75

Kent State University
OH 86

Kentucky Christian University
KY 40

Kentucky Mountain Bible College
KY 48

Kentucky State University
KY 81

Kentucky Wesleyan College
KY 62

Kettering University
MI 73

Keuka College
NY 72

Keystone College
PA 79

King University
TN 62

King’s College
PA 81

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
PA 90

Kuyper College
MI 62

La Roche College
PA 99

La Salle University
PA 78

La Sierra University
CA 55

LaGrange College
GA 49

Laguna College of Art + Design
CA 81

Lake Erie College
OH 57

Lake Superior State University
MI 57

Lakeland College
WI 78

Lamar University
TX 84

Lancaster Bible College
PA 96

Lander University
SC 43

Lane College
TN 61

Langston University
OK 55

Lasell College
MA 84

Laurel University
NC 69

Lawrence Technological University
MI 79

Le Moyne College
NY 74

Lebanon Valley College
PA 80

Lees-McRae College
NC 55

Lehman College (CUNY)
NY 38

Lenoir-Rhyne University
NC 78

Lesley University
MA 75

LeTourneau University
TX 45

Liberty University
VA 51

Life Pacific College
CA 91

Life University
GA 96

LIM College
NY 84

Limestone College
SC 51

Lincoln Christian University
IL 50

Lincoln Memorial University
TN 50

Lincoln University
MO 100

Lincoln University
PA 83

Lindenwood University
MO 88

Lindsey Wilson College
KY 95

Lipscomb University
TN 63

LIU Brooklyn
NY 80

LIU Post
NY 80

Livingstone College
NC 50

Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania
PA 95

Loras College
IA 76

Louisiana State University
LA 75

Louisiana State University Shreveport
LA 84

Lourdes University
OH 69

Loyola University Chicago
IL 67

Loyola University New Orleans
LA 75

Lubbock Christian University
TX 91

Luther College
IA 62

Luther Rice University
GA 50

Lycoming College
PA 62

Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts
CT 97

Lynchburg College
VA 91

Lyndon State College
VT 99

Lynn University
FL 74

Lyon College
AR 44

Machzikei Hadath Rabbinical College
NY

Madonna University
MI 75

Malone University
OH 71

Manchester University
IN 56

Manhattan Christian College
KS 44

Manhattan College
NY 74

Manhattanville College
NY 90

Mansfield University of Pennsylvania
PA 96

Maranatha Baptist Bible College
WI 77

Marian University
IN 62

Marian University
WI 62

Marietta College
OH 65

Marlboro College
VT 71

Mars Hill University
NC 63

Marshall University
WV 87

Martin Methodist College
TN

Martin University
IN 96

Mary Baldwin College
VA 84

Marygrove College
MI 45

Marymount Manhattan College
NY 80

Marymount University
VA 81

Maryville College
TN 56

Maryville University of Saint Louis
MO 83

Marywood University
PA 78

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
MA 82

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
MA 85

Massachusetts Maritime Academy
MA 92

Mayville State University
ND 70

McKendree University
IL 63

McMurry University
TX 46

McNeese State University
LA 81

McPherson College
KS 52

Medaille College
NY 62

Medgar Evers College (CUNY)
NY 90

Menlo College
CA 63

Mercer University
GA 74

Mercy College
NY 82

Mercyhurst University
PA 86

Meredith College
NC 65

Merrimack College
MA 82

Mesivta Torah Vodaath Seminary
NY

Messiah College
PA 76

Methodist University
NC 63

Metropolitan College of New York
NY 32

Metropolitan State University of Denver
CO 61

Michigan State University
MI 71

Michigan Technological University
MI 74

Mid-America Christian University
OK

MidAmerica Nazarene University
KS 55

Mid-Atlantic Christian University
NC 42

Middle Tennessee State University
TN 94

Midland University
NE 49

Midway College
KY 60

Midwestern State University
TX 79

Miles College
AL 100

Millersville University of Pennsylvania
PA 79

Milligan College
TN 99

Millikin University
IL 71

Millsaps College
MS 69

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
WI 68

Milwaukee School of Engineering
WI 62

Minneapolis College of Art and Design
MN 59

Minnesota State University Mankato
MN 63

Minot State University
ND 67

Misericordia University
PA 86

Mississippi College
MS 42

Mississippi State University
MS 54

Mississippi University for Women
MS 97

Mississippi Valley State University
MS 65

Missouri Baptist University
MO 61

Missouri Southern State University
MO 94

Missouri University of Science and Technology
MO 79

Missouri Valley College
MO 53

Missouri Western State University
MO 100

Mitchell College
CT 78

Molloy College
NY 78

Monmouth College
IL 67

Monroe College
NY 48

Montana State University
MT 82

Montana State University–Billings
MT 100

Montana State University–Northern
MT 100

Montana Tech of the University of Montana
MT 91

Montclair State University
NJ 76

Montserrat College of Art
MA 100

Moody Bible Institute
IL 94

Moore College of Art and Design
PA 47

Moravian College
PA 75

Morehead State University
KY 78

Morningside College
IA 63

Morris College
SC 100

Morrison University
NV 84

Mount Aloysius College
PA 95

Mount Angel Seminary
OR 86

Mount Carmel College of Nursing
OH 74

Mount Ida College
MA 75

Mount Marty College
SD 72

Mount Mary University
WI 58

Mount Mercy University
IA 66

Mount Olive College
NC 59

Mount St. Mary College
NY 94

Mount St. Mary’s University
MD 75

Multnomah University
OR 53

Murray State University
KY 82

Muskingum University
OH 81

Naropa University
CO 99

National American University–Rapid City
SD

National American University–Rio Rancho
NM

National Louis University
IL 98

National University
CA 90

Nazarene Bible College
CO 100

Nazareth College
NY 65

Nebraska Methodist College
NE 97

Nebraska Wesleyan University
NE 68

Ner Israel Rabbinical College
MD 78

Neumann University
PA 62

Neumont University
UT 91

New College of Florida
FL 73

New England College
NH 100

New England School of Communications
ME 61

New Hope Christian College
OR 98

New Jersey City University
NJ 95

New Jersey Institute of Technology
NJ 73

New Mexico Highlands University
NM 65

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
NM 80

New Mexico State University
NM 55

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary–Leavell College
LA

New York City College of Technology
NY 88

New York Institute of Technology
NY 68

Newberry College
SC 63

Newman University
KS 68

NewSchool of Architecture & Design
CA 98

Niagara University
NY 89

Nicholls State University
LA 88

Nichols College
MA 80

North Carolina A&T State University
NC 58

North Carolina Central University
NC 68

North Carolina Wesleyan College
NC 62

North Central College
IL 54

North Dakota State University
ND 94

North Greenville University
SC 63

North Park University
IL 48

Northeastern State University
OK 100

Northeastern University
MA 18

Northern Arizona University
AZ 85

Northern Illinois University
IL 48

Northern Kentucky University
KY 90

Northern Michigan University
MI 66

Northern State University
SD 85

Northland College
WI 67

Northwest Christian University
OR 66

Northwest Missouri State University
MO 73

Northwest Nazarene University
ID 86

Northwest University
WA 93

Northwestern College
IA 70

Northwestern Oklahoma State University
OK 63

Northwestern Polytechnic University
CA 25

Northwestern State University Louisiana
LA 82

Northwood University
MI 79

Northwood University
TX 79

Norwich University
VT 75

Notre Dame College
OH 98

Notre Dame de Namur University
CA 100

Notre Dame of Maryland University
MD 62

Nova Southeastern University
FL 80

Nyack College
NY 98

Oak Hills Christian College
MN 100

Oakland University
MI 83

Oakwood University
AL 65

Oglethorpe University
GA 68

Ohio Christian University
OH 100

Ohio Dominican University
OH 84

Ohio Mid-Western College
OH

Ohio Northern University
OH 70

Ohio State University
OH 54

Ohio State University at Lima
OH 100

Ohio State University at Mansfield
OH 100

Ohio State University at Marion
OH 100

Ohio State University at Newark
OH 100

Ohio University
OH 82

Ohio University Eastern
OH

Ohio University Lancaster
OH

Ohio University Southern
OH 100

Ohio University Zanesville
OH 94

Ohio Wesleyan University
OH 67

Ohr Somayach/Joseph Tanenbaum Educational Center
NY

Oklahoma Baptist University
OK 58

Oklahoma Christian University
OK 67

Oklahoma City University
OK 75

Oklahoma Panhandle State University
OK 90

Oklahoma State University
OK 70

Oklahoma Wesleyan University
OK 58

Old Dominion University
VA 89

Olivet College
MI 71

Olivet Nazarene University
IL 58

Oregon Institute of Technology
OR 97

Oregon State University
OR 82

Otis College of Art and Design
CA 78

Ottawa University
KS 15

Otterbein University
OH 80

Ouachita Baptist University
AR 61

Our Lady of Holy Cross College
LA 32

Our Lady of the Lake College
LA 68

Pace University
NY 79

Pacific Lutheran University
WA 86

Pacific Northwest College of Art
OR 89

Pacific States University
CA

Pacific University
OR 87

Paine College
GA 65

Palm Beach Atlantic University
FL 95

Park University
MO 100

Patrick Henry College
VA 95

Patten University
CA 50

Paul Quinn College
TX 79

Paul Smith’s College
NY 70

Penn State Abington
PA 85

Penn State Altoona
PA 91

Penn State Beaver
PA 64

Penn State Berks
PA 87

Penn State Brandywine
PA 87

Penn State DuBois
PA 85

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
PA 84

Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus
PA 80

Penn State Greater Allegheny
PA 87

Penn State Harrisburg
PA 84

Penn State Hazleton
PA 86

Penn State Lehigh Valley
PA 85

Penn State Mont Alto
PA 76

Penn State New Kensington
PA 80

Penn State Schuylkill
PA 74

Penn State Shenango
PA 75

Penn State University Park
PA 55

Penn State Worthington Scranton
PA 82

Penn State York
PA 85

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design
PA 43

Peru State College
NE 100

Pfeiffer University
NC 64

Philadelphia University
PA 64

Piedmont College
GA 54

Piedmont International University
NC 29

Pine Manor College
MA 45

Pittsburg State University
KS 96

Platt College
CO

Plymouth State University
NH 85

Point Park University
PA 73

Point University
GA 29

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico
PR 93

Portland State University
OR 96

Post University
CT 97

Prescott College
AZ 98

Presentation College
SD 90

Principia College
IL 91

Purchase College
NY 52

Purdue University Calumet
IN 29

Queens University of Charlotte
NC 65

Quincy University
IL 62

Rabbinical College of America
NJ 86

Rasmussen College–Lake Elmo/Woodbury
MN

Regent University
VA 86

Regis College
MA 79

Regis University
CO 71

Reinhardt University
GA 92

Rhode Island College
RI 78

Rider University
NJ 72

Ringling College of Art and Design
FL 64

Ripon College
WI 70

Rivier University
NH 75

Robert Morris University
IL 63

Robert Morris University
PA 85

Roberts Wesleyan College
NY 67

Rochester University
MI 100

Rockford University
IL 54

Rockhurst University
MO 64

Rocky Mountain College
MT 59

Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design
CO

Roger Williams University
RI 85

Rogers State University
OK 89

Roosevelt University
IL 67

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
IN 74

Rosemont College
PA 92

Rowan University
NJ 74

Rust College
MS

Sacred Heart University
CT 64

Saginaw Valley State University
MI 73

Saint Francis University
PA 75

Saint Joseph Seminary College
LA

Saint Leo University
FL 72

Saint Louis University
MO 58

Saint Martin’s University
WA 96

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
IN 67

Saint Mary’s College
IN 81

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
MN 92

Saint Norbert College
NY 80

Saint Peter’s University
NJ 81

Saint Vincent College
PA 68

Saint Xavier University
IL 73

Salem College
NC 80

Salem State University
MA 86

Salish Kootenai College
MT 100

Sam Houston State University
TX 83

Samford University
AL 83

San Diego Christian College
CA 55

San Francisco Art Institute
CA 90

San Jose State University
CA 64

Savannah College of Art and Design
GA 96

Schiller International University
FL

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
IL 57

School of the Museum of Fine Arts
MA 86

School of Visual Arts
NY 71

Schreiner University
TX 93

Seattle University
WA 79

Seton Hall University
NJ 74

Seton Hill University
PA 76

Shasta Bible College
CA 100

Shaw University
NC 63

Shawnee State University
OH 99

Shenandoah University
VA 74

Shepherd University
WV 96

Shimer College
IL 46

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
PA 91

Shorter University
GA 60

Siena Heights University
MI 73

Sierra Nevada College
NV 64

Simpson College
IA 81

Simpson University
CA 52

Sinte Gleska University
SD

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
PA 71

Sojourner-Douglass College
MD

Sonoma State University
CA 91

South Carolina State University
SC 67

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
SD 77

South Dakota State University
SD 90

Southeast Missouri State University
MO 86

Southeastern Baptist College
MS

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
NC 93

Southeastern Louisiana University
LA 90

Southeastern Oklahoma State University
OK 74

Southern Adventist University
TN 93

Southern California Institute of Architecture
CA 100

Southern California Seminary
CA 100

Southern Connecticut State University
CT 69

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
IL 66

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
IL 86

Southern Methodist University
TX 47

Southern Nazarene University
OK 82

Southern New Hampshire University
NH 88

Southern Oregon University
OR 78

Southern Polytechnic State University
GA 74

Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
LA 35

Southern Utah University
UT 78

Southern Wesleyan University
SC 35

Southwest Baptist University
MO 71

Southwest University of Visual Arts
AZ

Southwestern Assemblies of God University
TX 88

Southwestern Christian University
OK

Southwestern College
KS 52

Southwestern Oklahoma State University
OK 91

Southwestern University
TX 49

Spalding University
KY 79

Spring Arbor University
MI 66

Spring Hill College
AL 50

Springfield College
MA 68

St. Ambrose University
IA 77

St. Andrews University
NC 45

St. Augustine College
IL

St. Augustine’s University
NC 73

St. Bonaventure University
NY 75

St. Catherine University
MN 67

St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Overbrook
PA 90

St. Cloud State University
MN 81

St. Edward’s University
TX 88

St. John Vianney College Seminary
FL 100

St. John’s College
MD 60

St. John’s College
NM 66

St. John’s University
NY 72

St. Joseph’s College
IN 71

St. Joseph’s College–Brooklyn Campus
NY 71

St. Joseph’s College–Long Island Campus
NY 73

St. Joseph’s College of Maine
ME 87

St. Louis Christian College
MO 38

St. Mary’s University
TX 79

St. Norbert College
WI 80

St. Thomas Aquinas College
NY 81

State University of New York at Fredonia
NY 71

State University of New York at New Paltz
NY 45

State University of New York at Oswego
NY 54

State University of New York College at Cortland
NY 46

State University of New York College at Oneonta
NY 56

State University of New York College at Potsdam
NY 68

State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill
NY 54

State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
NY 70

State University of New York Institute of Technology
NY 68

State University of New York Plattsburgh
NY 59

Stephen F. Austin State University
TX 68

Stephens College
MO 56

Sterling College
KS 40

Stetson University
FL 70

Stevens-Henager College
UT

Stevenson University
MD 81

Stillman College
AL 33

Stratford University–Woodbridge
VA

Suffolk University
MA 84

Sul Ross State University
TX 100

Sullivan University
KY 100

SUM Bible College & Theological Seminary
CA 66

Sweet Briar College
VA 79

Tabor College
KS 56

Talladega College
AL 63

Talmudic University
FL 100

Talmudical Institute of Upstate New York
NY 83

Talmudical Seminary Oholei Torah
NY 98

Taylor University
IN 68

Tennessee State University
TN 66

Tennessee Temple University
TN

Tennessee Wesleyan College
TN 62

Texas College
TX

Texas State University
TX 81

Texas Wesleyan University
TX 42

Texas Woman’s University
TX 93

The Citadel
SC 75

The College of New Jersey
NJ 49

The King’s College
NY 42

Thiel College
PA 79

Thomas Aquinas College
CA 79

Thomas College
ME 84

Thomas Edison State College
NJ

Thomas Jefferson University
PA

Thomas More College
KY 91

Thomas More College of Liberal Arts
NH 94

Thomas University
GA

Tiffin University
OH 69

Toccoa Falls College
GA 60

Tougaloo College
MS 71

Touro College
NY 69

Towson University
MD 76

Trevecca Nazarene University
TN 62

Trident University International
CA

Trinity Baptist College
FL 69

Trinity Bible College
ND 91

Trinity Christian College
IL 69

Trinity College of Florida
FL 82

Trinity International University
IL 60

Troy University
AL 88

Truman State University
MO 63

Tusculum College
TN 72

Union College
KY 43

Union College
NE 93

Union Institute & University
OH

Union University
TN 53

United States Air Force Academy
CO 11

United States Coast Guard Academy
CT 21

United States Merchant Marine Academy
NY 25

United States Naval Academy
MD 8

Unity College
ME 98

Universidad del Turabo
PR 100

University at Albany (SUNY)
NY 54

University at Buffalo
NY 61

University of Advancing Technology
AZ

University of Alabama
AL 83

University of Alabama at Birmingham
AL 74

University of Alabama in Huntsville
AL 83

University of Alaska Anchorage
AK 83

University of Alaska Fairbanks
AK 76

University of Alaska Southeast
AK 61

University of Arizona
AZ 85

University of Arkansas
AR 77

University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
AR 100

University of Arkansas at Little Rock
AR 66

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
AR 44

University of Baltimore
MD 78

University of Bridgeport
CT 55

University of California Riverside
CA 57

University of Central Arkansas
AR 90

University of Central Florida
FL 44

University of Central Missouri
MO 65

University of Central Oklahoma
OK 84

University of Charleston
WV 50

University of Cincinnati
OH 77

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
CO 87

University of Colorado Denver
CO 67

University of Dallas
TX 45

University of Detroit Mercy
MI 78

University of Dubuque
IA 73

University of Evansville
IN 71

University of Findlay
OH 77

University of Great Falls
MT 55

University of Hartford
CT 76

University of Hawaii–West Oahu
HI 84

University of Houston
TX 65

University of Houston–Victoria
TX 56

University of Idaho
ID 78

University of Illinois at Chicago
IL 73

University of Illinois at Springfield
IL 77

University of Indianapolis
IN 93

University of Iowa
IA 83

University of Kansas
KS 93

University of La Verne
CA 55

University of Louisiana at Lafayette
LA 68

University of Louisiana at Monroe
LA 80

University of Louisville
KY 69

University of Maine
ME 90

University of Maine at Farmington
ME 91

University of Maine at Fort Kent
ME 99

University of Maine at Machias
ME 99

University of Maine at Presque Isle
ME 99

University of Mary
ND 74

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
TX 87

University of Memphis
TN 85

University of Michigan–Dearborn
MI 62

University of Michigan–Flint
MI 66

University of Minnesota, Crookston
MN 68

University of Minnesota, Duluth
MN 75

University of Minnesota, Morris
MN 57

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
MN 57

University of Mississippi
MS 88

University of Missouri–Columbia
MO 81

University of Missouri–Kansas City
MO 61

University of Missouri–St. Louis
MO 73

University of Mobile
AL 46

University of Montana
MT 94

University of Montana Western
MT 57

University of Mount Union
OH 77

University of Nebraska–Kearney
NE 85

University of Nebraska–Lincoln
NE 78

University of Nebraska–Omaha
NE 84

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
NV 81

University of Nevada, Reno
NV 88

University of New England
ME 84

University of New Hampshire
NH 84

University of New Hampshire at Manchester
NH 91

University of New Haven
CT 83

University of New Mexico
NM 94

University of North Alabama
AL 89

University of North Carolina at Asheville
NC 84

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
NC 65

University of North Carolina at Greensboro
NC 83

University of North Carolina at Pembroke
NC 85

University of North Florida
FL 72

University of North Georgia
GA 82

University of North Texas
TX 74

University of Northern Colorado
CO 91

University of Northwestern St. Paul
MN 92

University of Oklahoma
OK 80

University of Phoenix
AZ

University of Pikeville
KY 100

University of Pittsburgh
PA 57

University of Pittsburgh at Bradford
PA 73

University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg
PA 84

University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
PA 79

University of Portland
OR 77

University of Puerto Rico at Aguadilla
PR 87

University of Puerto Rico at Cayey
PR 88

University of Puerto Rico at Utuado
PR 63

University of Redlands
CA 76

University of Rio Grande
OH 100

University of Saint Joseph
CT 77

University of San Francisco
CA 64

University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
OK 65

University of Scranton
PA 76

University of Sioux Falls
SD 91

University of South Alabama
AL 79

University of South Carolina Aiken
SC 56

University of South Carolina Beaufort
SC 63

University of South Carolina Upstate
SC 58

University of South Dakota
SD 86

University of South Florida
FL 48

University of Southern Maine
ME 81

University of Southern Mississippi
MS 97

University of St. Francis
IL 46

University of St. Francis
IN 96

University of St. Mary
KS 84

University of St. Thomas
MN 81

University of Tampa
FL 45

University of Tennessee at Martin
TN 65

University of Texas–Pan American
TX 70

University of Texas at Arlington
TX 83

University of Texas at Dallas
TX 79

University of Texas at San Antonio
TX 77

University of Texas of the Permian Basin
TX 88

University of the Arts
PA 73

University of the District of Columbia
DC 74

University of the Incarnate Word
TX 94

University of the Pacific
CA 66

University of the Potomac
DC 100

University of the Sciences
PA 71

University of the Southwest
NM 45

University of the Virgin Islands
VI 98

University of Toledo
OH 96

University of Tulsa
OK 36

University of Utah
UT 62

University of Washington Bothell
WA 74

University of Washington Tacoma
WA 87

University of West Alabama
AL 35

University of West Florida
FL 31

University of West Georgia
GA 59

University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire
WI 82

University of Wisconsin–Green Bay
WI 85

University of Wisconsin–La Crosse
WI 73

University of Wisconsin–Madison
WI 54

University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
WI 77

University of Wisconsin–Parkside
WI 66

University of Wisconsin–River Falls
WI 79

University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point
WI 85

University of Wisconsin–Stout
WI 91

University of Wisconsin–Superior
WI 82

University of Wisconsin–Whitewater
WI 79

University of Wyoming
WY 96

Upper Iowa University
IA 51

Urbana University
OH 59

Ursuline College
OH 85

Utah State University
UT 91

Utica College
NY 87

Valdosta State University
GA 57

Valley City State University
ND 76

Valley Forge Christian College
PA 63

Valparaiso University
IN 86

Vanguard University of Southern California
CA 49

Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology
NY 82

Vermont Technical College
VT 67

Virginia Military Institute
VA 60

Virginia State University
VA 95

Virginia Union University
VA 63

Virginia University of Lynchburg
VA

Virginia Wesleyan College
VA 77

Viterbo University
WI 77

Voorhees College
SC 64

Wabash College
IN 64

Wake Forest University
NC 30

Waldorf College
IA 66

Walla Walla University
WA 51

Walsh University
OH 76

Warner Pacific College
OR 97

Warner University
FL 41

Warren Wilson College
NC 85

Wartburg College
IA 75

Washburn University
KS 93

Washington Adventist University
MD 59

Washington College
MD 92

Washington State University
WA 96

Watkins College of Art, Design and Film
TN 58

Wayland Baptist University
TX 98

Wayne State College
NE 100

Wayne State University
MI 73

Waynesburg University
PA 89

Weber State University
UT 93

Webster University
MO 57

Welch College
TN 66

Wentworth Institute of Technology
MA 69

Wesley College
DE 61

Wesleyan College
GA 44

West Chester University of Pennsylvania
PA 75

West Texas A&M University
TX 69

West Virginia State University
WV 95

West Virginia University
WV 84

West Virginia University Institute of Technology
WV 51

West Virginia Wesleyan College
WV 64

Western Connecticut State University
CT 76

Western Illinois University
IL 57

Western Kentucky University
KY 97

Western Michigan University
MI 80

Western New England University
MA 85

Western New Mexico University
NM 100

Western Oregon University
OR 85

Western State Colorado University
CO 84

Westfield State University
MA 87

Westminster College
MO 96

Westminster College
PA 67

Westminster College
UT 92

Wheeling Jesuit University
WV 68

Wheelock College
MA 71

Whittier College
CA 57

Whitworth University
WA 91

Wichita State University
KS 92

Widener University
PA 72

Wilberforce University
OH 39

Wiley College
TX 100

Wilkes University
PA 79

Willamette University
OR 78

William Carey University
MS 55

William Jessup University
CA 65

William Jewell College
MO 46

William Paterson University
NJ 75

William Peace University
NC 51

William Penn University
IA 58

William Woods University
MO 64

Williams Baptist College
AR 59

Wilmington College
OH 78

Wilmington University
DE 100

Wilson College
PA 93

Wingate University
NC 89

Winona State University
MN 68

Winthrop University
SC 69

Wisconsin Lutheran College
WI 89

Wittenberg University
OH 91

Woodbury University
CA 66

Wright State University
OH 96

Xavier University
OH 76

Xavier University of Louisiana
LA 60

Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Chabad/West Coast Talmudical Seminary
CA 82

York College
NE 57

York College
NY 73

York College of Pennsylvania
PA 69

Youngstown State University
OH 67

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Treat schools with rolling admissions as if they have a fall or winter deadline, but keep in mind there are some that will accept late applications if you need to send one off at the last minute.

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Because rolling admissions is done on a first come, first served basis, it’s a good idea to

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Not only will submitting early ensure available space, but it will also demonstrate your enthusiasm for the school to the admissions committee.

If you’re really hoping to get in (which presumably you are for any school on your college list), then you should

apply at least within the first half of the application window.

Submitting by January should be a safe bet, but earlier in the fall could be even better if you’re ready.

Besides the motivation of finding out early and expressing your excitement about the school, you might also apply early in the window of time to

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Eastern Michigan, for example, has a financial aid priority deadline of January 15 for incoming freshmen

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set one for yourself.

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If your school has a priority deadline in November, then your last chance to take the ACT or SAT would be in September or October of your senior year.

Ideally, you’d have your test scores all set by the end of your junior year.

This means you could take the test in the fall of junior year and again in the spring or summer before senior year, or even start as early as sophomore year for extra opportunities to test. While your school might have rolling admission, you’ll still be prepping your application in your junior or even sophomore year.

Another piece of your application that can’t be left last minute is your

letters of recommendation

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ask your teachers and counselor at least a month before you apply.

You might also ask at the end of your junior year. Besides making the request, you also want to spend some time filling out a detailed “brag sheet” and reflecting on what would go into your ideal recommendation letter.

Finally, you could

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personal essay

over the summer.

Just taking the time to

mull over topics

for a few weeks is a key part of the writing process. Even if it doesn’t feel as if you’re getting anywhere, your subconscious is turning over some good ideas!

After, you’ll want to spend time

drafting, revising, and getting feedback

from others. Some students end up changing their topics, so you want to have time to switch tracks in case you’re struck with new inspiration.

The application itself also takes time, as well as

requesting documents from your school,

such as

your official transcript

. Setting a deadline for yourself will help you plan out each step and stay accountable. Remember, the sooner you apply, the sooner you’ll get an admissions decision!

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