Did you miss the May 1 deadline for depositing at the college you wanted to attend? Or, have your plans changed and you no longer can or want to attend the college where you committed? Or, were you planning to take a gap year and now you’ve decided you want to go straight to college? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be in luck!
The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) released their list of colleges still accepting applications for Fall 2016 on May 5, 2016. Over 250 colleges and universities throughout the United States still have openings for freshman and transfer students.
The list of colleges still accepting applications is diverse. Some of the big name colleges include University of Arizona, University of Oregon, and Penn State. There are public and private colleges with openings. Colleges with small, medium, and large student populations are still accepting applications. Large research institutions, liberal arts colleges, and religious colleges still have openings. Students still looking for an institution to attend this fall should be able to find colleges and universities that meet their preferences. In addition, many of these colleges still have financial aid and housing available for new students.
As colleges and universities fill their spaces, they will close their application. Therefore, students who are interested in applying to any of the colleges on the list should apply as soon as possible. Other colleges may join the list as they learn more about their incoming class and find that they still have space available. Students should continue checking the list for openings at colleges they are interested in attending.