If you think it’s too late to apply to attend college in the U.S. this fall, think again! More than 400 U.S. colleges and universities still have spots open for freshman for the Fall 2019 semester, according to the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC).
How can you find these schools and apply? Check out NACAC’s online College Openings tool, which includes both public and private colleges and is frequently updated until July: nacacnet.org/collegeopenings.
For students who may have been turned down by all schools to which they applied, the tool provides information about colleges offering an opportunity to be accepted.
“The recent college bribery scandal may have given students and families the erroneous impression that colleges and universities are impossible to get into,” said Joyce Smith, NACAC’s CEO. “Nothing could be further from the truth. There will always be a few highly selective schools, but students and families should know that admission is an ongoing process for many institutions.”
Many colleges regularly accept applications well after May 1, National College Decision Day. Others will continue to have openings available due to fluctuations that occur each year in the college application process.
“The NACAC College Openings Update is a win-win for students and postsecondary institutions,” Smith said. “For example, some colleges and universities may face challenges in predicting how many students will accept an admission offer. They may find openings in their incoming freshman class for deserving students if their predictions are slightly off.
“This creates opportunities for students seeking a great match after May 1.”