As part of the admissions process, you may see the term, “rolling admission” pop up, but you’re probably wondering what it means. In the past, we have covered Early Action, as well as Early Decision. While rolling admissions is a tad different, they all tend to fall into the same boat.
What exactly is rolling admissions?
Most colleges and universities in the United States today implement a rolling admission policy. This policy is going to allow students to get a large window of time in which they can apply to a particular university and/or college.
With most colleges, you’re going to find that the application process is generally going to open up in the Fall. From that time until the next Summer, this is when you’re going to have the opportunity to apply for your college.
With a rolling admission though, you’re going to find that you’re going to get your acceptance or rejection a lot faster than someone else doing it the regular way. In the long run, there really isn’t a “deadline.”
What makes rolling admissions so great?
- You’re going to get an answer rather fast. This is going to put your mind at ease when you get an acceptance letter. Trust me, no one likes waiting for months to see what college they are going to.
- When you apply early as part of the rolling admission process, you will find that you can get an answer a lot faster than the average student does.
- When you’re approved for a college, this is also going to improve your chances at getting as scholarship, as you’re going to know where you’re going now.
- You can get an extended deadline if you’re rejected by other schools out there.
How can I find out my college’s deadline?
The best way to do this is by a simple Google search. Search something along the lines of, “[college name here] + rolling admission deadline.” This search should yield some good results. If you can’t find the answer there, you can always call up your admissions office to ask questions.