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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.



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 both Early Action and rolling admission applications on August 1, but rolling admission application deadlines extend past the Early Action deadline of November 1.

Additionally, while Penn State accepts rolling admission applications as early as August 1, admissions decisions for this group of applicants will go out later than Early Action admissions decisions. And while rolling admissions applications can be submitted after December 1, Penn State highly recommends submitting applications before December 1 for the best chance of admission.




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 75
Adrian College MI 61
AdventHealth University FL 51
Alabama A&M University AL 90
Alabama State University AL 99
Alaska Bible College AK 100
Alaska Pacific University AK 91
Albany State University GA 66
Albertus Magnus College CT 81
Albion College MI 75
Albright College PA 82
Alcorn State University MS 38
Alderson-Broaddus College WV 53
Alfred State College NY 72
Alfred University NY 64
Allen College IA N/A
Alma College MI 61
Alvernia University PA 70
Alverno College WI 78
American Academy of Art College IL 100
American Baptist College TN 100
American International College MA 69
American University of Puerto Rico PR 83
Amridge University AL 100
Anderson University SC 59
Andrews University MI 67
Angelo State University TX 76
Anna Maria College MA 74
Appalachian Bible College WV 37
Aquinas College TN 71
Arcadia University PA 74
Arizona State University AZ 88
Arkansas Baptist College AR 26
Arkansas State University AR 67
Arkansas Tech University AR 98
Arlington Baptist College TX 100
Art Academy of Cincinnati OH 31
Asbury University KY 98
Ashland University OH 74
Atlantic University College PR
Auburn University at Montgomery AL 96
Augsburg College MN 76
Augustana College IL 57
Augustana University SD 71
Aurora University IL 87
Austin Peay State University TN 91
Averett University VA 100
Azusa Pacific University CA 94
Bacone College OK 72
Baker College of Auburn Hills MI 93
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 93
Baldwin Wallace University OH 70
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 92
Barry University FL 66
Barton College NC 42
Beacon College FL 51
Becker College MA 70
Belhaven University MS 53
Bellevue University NE 100
Bellin College WI 100
Belmont Abbey University NC 80
Bemidji State University MN 69
Benedict College SC 73
Benedictine College KS 97
Benedictine University IL 61
Bennett College NC 59
Berry College GA 77
Bethany College KS 68
Bethany College WV 92
Bethel College KS 61
Bethel University IN 93
Bethesda University of California CA 100
Bethune-Cookman University FL 98
Beulah Heights University GA 84
Blackburn College IL 55
Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing and Health Sciences IL 66
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania PA 89
Blue Mountain Christian University MS 99
Bluffton University OH 61
Bob Jones University SC 84
Boise Bible College ID 95
Boricua College NY 100
Boston Architectural College MA
Boston Baptist College MA 78
Bradley University IL 73
Brenau University GA 67
Brescia University KY 48
Brevard College NC 49
Brewton-Parker College GA 98
Bridgewater State University MA 82
Brigham Young University–Hawaii HI 97
Brooklyn College (CUNY) NY 50
Bryan College TN 55
Bryn Athyn College PA 78
Buena Vista University IA 56
Buffalo State University NY 80
Cairn University PA 83
California Baptist University CA 80
California College of the Arts CA 85
California Institute of the Arts CA 25
California State University Long Beach CA 39
California State University San Bernardino CA 78
Calumet College of St. Joseph IN 26
Calvary University MO 78
Cambridge College MA N/A
Cameron University OK 100
Campbell University NC 81
Campbellsville University KY 78
Canisius College NY 76
Capital University OH 74
Capitol Technology University MD 83
Cardinal Stritch University WI 77
Caribbean University PR 100
Albizu University FL 56
Carlow University PA 94
Carroll University WI N/A
Carson-Newman University TN 79
Carthage College WI 77
Castleton University VT 84
Catawba College NC 52
Cazenovia College NY 72
Cedar Crest College PA 70
Centenary College of Louisiana LA 60
Central Christian College of Kansas KS 100
Central Christian College of the Bible MO 99
Central Connecticut State University CT 66
Central Methodist University MO 93
Central Michigan University MI 69
Central State University OH 58
Central Washington University WA 85
Chadron State College NE
Chaminade University of Honolulu HI 88
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science CA 25
Charleston Southern University SC 79
Chestnut Hill College PA 97
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania PA 100
Chicago State University IL 46
Chowan University NC 67
Christian Brothers University TN 50
City College of New York NY 51
City University of Seattle WA 100
Clarke University IA 57
Clarkson College NE 46
Clear Creek Baptist Bible College KY 100
Cleveland Institute of Art OH 70
Coastal Carolina University SC 70
University of Silicon Valley CA 49
Coker University SC 63
Colby-Sawyer College NH 89
SUNY College at Old Westbury NY 78
College of Biblical Studies–Houston TX 100
College of Mount St. Vincent NY 93
College of Saint Mary NE 51
Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts NH
College of St. Scholastica MN 73
College of the Ozarks MO 14
Colorado Mesa University CO 75
Columbia College MO N/A
California College of ASU CA N/A
Columbia International University SC 50
Columbia Southern University AL 100
Columbia University, School of General Studies NY 35
Concord University WV 92
Concordia College MN 68
Concordia University Ann Arbor MI 49
Concordia University Chicago IL 79
Concordia University Irvine CA 71
Concordia University Nebraska NE 76
Concordia University St. Paul MN 98
Concordia University Texas TX 91
Concordia University Wisconsin WI 71
Coppin State University MD 40
Cornerstone University MI 87
Creighton University NE 77
Culinary Institute of America NY N/A
Culver-Stockton College MO 98
Cumberland University TN 54
Curry College MA 82
Curtis Institute of Music PA
Daemen University NY 62
Dakota State University SD 83
Dakota Wesleyan University SD 64
Dallas Baptist University TX 99
Dallas Christian College TX 24
Dalton State College GA 100
Davenport University MI 93
Davis and Elkins College WV 69
Davis College NY 31
Defiance College OH 96
Delaware Valley College PA 92
Delta State University MS 100
Design Institute of San Diego CA 87
DeVry University–Westminster CO
Dickinson State University ND 99
Dillard University LA 65
Divine Word College IA 63
Doane College NE 69
Dominican University New York NY 75
Dominican University of California CA 86
Drake University IA 68
D'Youville University NY 84
East Carolina University NC 79
East Tennessee State University TN 86
East Texas Baptist University TX 59
Eastern Connecticut State University CT 70
Eastern Illinois University IL 53
Eastern Kentucky University KY 94
Eastern Mennonite University VA 72
Eastern Michigan University MI 75
Eastern Nazarene College MA 59
Eastern New Mexico University NM 58
East-West University IL 100
Eckerd College FL 69
Edinboro University PA 85
EDP University of Puerto Rico PR 70
Edward Waters University FL 61
Elizabethtown College PA 86
Elmhurst University IL 66
Elmira College NY 98
Elms College MA 70
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University–Daytona Beach FL 61
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University–Prescott AZ 67
Emory & Henry College VA 73
Emporia State University KS 80
Endicott College MA 86
Eureka College IL 62
Everglades University–Orlando FL 75
Evergreen State College WA 98
Excelsior College NY
Faulkner University AL 78
Fayetteville State University NC 69
Felician College NJ 86
Ferris State University MI 82
Ferrum College VA 76
Finlandia University MI 72
Fisk University TN 66
Fitchburg State University MA 88
Five Towns College NY 34
Florida Atlantic University FL 63
Florida Career College FL
Florida College FL 75
Florida Gulf Coast University FL 67
Florida Institute of Technology FL 70
Florida International University FL 58
Florida Memorial University FL 40
Florida Southern College FL 50
Fontbonne University MO 85
Framingham State University MA 79
Franciscan University of Steubenville OH 73
Franklin College IN 76
Franklin Pierce University NH 66
Freed-Hardeman University TN 81
Friends University KS N/A
Frostburg State University MD 74
Full Sail University FL
Gallaudet University DC 63
Gannon University PA 79
Gardner-Webb University NC 67
Geneva College PA N/A
George Fox University OR 91
Georgetown College KY 72
Georgian Court University NJ 81
Glenville State College WV 98
Global University MO
Goddard College VT 98
Golden Gate University CA 61
Graceland University IA 68
Grand Canyon University AZ
Granite State College NH 100
Grantham University KS
Greensboro College NC 40
Greenville College IL 57
Griggs University MI
Hamline University MN 69
Hanover College IN 69
Hardin-Simmons University TX 91
Harding University AR 55
Harrington College of Design IL 89
Harris-Stowe State University MO 52
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology PA
Hartwick College NY 84
Haskell Indian Nations University KS 93
Hawaii Pacific University HI 75
Hellenic College Holy Cross MA 64
Henderson State University AR 76
Heritage Christian University AL 100
Heritage University WA N/A
Hilbert College NY 93
Hillsdale College MI 48
Hiram College OH 93
Hobe Sound Bible College FL 100
Hodges University FL 61
Hofstra University NY 69
Hollins University VA 81
Holy Apostles College and Seminary CT 100
Holy Family University PA 73
Holy Names University CA 89
Hope College MI 78
Hope International University CA 38
Houghton College NY 93
Houston Christian University TX 72
Howard Payne University TX 49
Humphreys University CA
Husson University ME 85
Idaho State University ID 100
Illinois State University IL 82
Illinois Wesleyan University IL 57
Immaculata University PA 83
Indiana State University IN 90
Indiana University Bloomington IN 80
Indiana University East IN 67
Indiana University Kokomo IN 83
Indiana University Northwest IN 82
Indiana University of Pennsylvania PA 93
Indiana University South Bend IN 87
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–Arecibo Campus PR 39
Inter American University–Bayamon Campus PR 48
Inter American University of Puerto Rico–Fajardo Campus PR 53
Inter American University of Puerto Rico–San German Campus PR 44
Iowa State University IA 88
Iowa Wesleyan College IA 71
Jackson State University MS 68
Jacksonville State University AL 55
Jacksonville University FL 78
Jefferson College of Health Sciences VA 28
John Brown University AR N/A
John Carroll University OH 88
John Jay College of Criminal Justice NY 37
Johnson & Wales University NC 82
Johnson & Wales University RI 87
Johnson C. Smith University NC 49
Johnson University Florida FL 31
Jones College FL
Judson College AL 37
Judson University IL 92
Kansas State University KS 95
Kansas Wesleyan University KS 62
Kendall College IL 98
Kent State University OH 86
Kentucky Christian University KY 40
Kentucky Mountain Bible College KY 48
Kentucky State University KY 84
Kentucky Wesleyan College KY 62
Kettering University MI 74
Keuka College NY 91
Keystone College PA 79
King University TN 60
King's College PA 81
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania PA 93
Kuyper College MI 62
La Roche College PA 99
La Salle University PA 76
Laguna College of Art + Design CA 81
Lake Erie College OH 57
Lake Superior State University MI 69
Lakeland College WI 78
Lamar University TX 84
Lancaster Bible College PA 97
Lander University SC 57
Lane College TN 61
Langston University OK N/A
Lasell College MA 84
Laurel University NC 69
Lawrence Technological University MI 82
Le Moyne College NY 75
Lebanon Valley College PA 80
Lees-McRae College NC 73
Lehman College (CUNY) NY 38
Lenoir-Rhyne University NC 77
Lesley University MA 75
LeTourneau University TX 56
Liberty University VA 50
Life Pacific University CA 93
Life University GA 96
LIM College NY 84
Lincoln Christian University IL 50
Lincoln Memorial University TN 69
Lincoln University MO 61
Lincoln University PA 83
Lindenwood University MO 92
Lindsey Wilson College KY N/A
Lipscomb University TN 62
LIU Brooklyn NY 80
LIU Post NY 80
Livingstone College NC 69
Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania PA 93
Loras College IA 58
Louisiana State University Shreveport LA 96
Lourdes University OH 69
Loyola University Chicago IL 71
Loyola University New Orleans LA 72
Lubbock Christian University TX 91
Luther College IA 64
Lycoming College PA 65
Virginia University of Lynchburg VA 91
Lyndon State College VT 99
Lyon College AR 44
Machzikei Hadath Rabbinical College NY
Madonna University MI 68
Malone University OH 74
Manchester University IN 56
Manhattan Christian College KS 44
Manhattan College NY 78
Manhattanville College NY 90
Mansfield University of Pennsylvania PA 96
Maranatha Baptist University WI 80
Marian University WI 68
Marietta College OH 74
Marlboro College VT 83
Mars Hill University NC 67
Marshall University WV 87
Martin University IN 96
Mary Baldwin University VA 87
Marymount Manhattan College NY 88
Marymount University VA 85
Maryville College TN 62
Marywood University PA 82
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts MA 88
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences MA 85
Mayville State University ND 70
McKendree University IL 70
McMurry University TX 46
McNeese State University LA 81
McPherson College KS 52
Medaille College NY 62
Medgar Evers College (CUNY) NY 79
Menlo College CA 63
Mercer University GA 74
Mercy University NY 82
Mercyhurst University PA 88
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 University 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 University 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 University PA 75
Morehead State University KY 78
Morningside University 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
University of Mount Olive 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 University 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 University 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
Bushnell 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
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
The Ohio State University at Lima OH 100
The Ohio State University at Mansfield OH 100
The 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
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady 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 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 University GA 54
Carolina 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 University 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
St. 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 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 University–Brooklyn Campus NY 71
St. Joseph's University–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 Polytechnic Institute 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 University 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 University 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 Providence 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
University of Valley Forge 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 University VA 77
Viterbo University WI 77
Voorhees College SC 64
Wabash College IN 64
Wake Forest University NC 30
Waldorf University 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
CUNY York College NE 57
York College of Pennsylvania PA 69
Youngstown State University OH 67


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.




When Should You Apply Under Rolling Admission?

Because rolling admissions is done on a first come, first served basis, it's a good idea to get your application in as early as you can. 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 meet a priority deadline. Eastern Michigan, for example, has a financial aid priority deadline of January 15 for incoming freshmen, though you can apply any time for admission up until July 1 for the fall semester.

So much for rolling admission not having a deadline. If you really want to get in and your school has a priority deadline, you should take all necessary steps to meet it. Even if there's no priority deadline, you should set one for yourself. Otherwise, it could be all too easy to keep putting it off.

Not only could applying late in your senior year hurt your chances of admission, but you could also end up forgetting to complete certain key requirements. There are a few pieces of your application that take at least a few months of prepping and planning. The main ones are your SAT/ACT scores, recommendation letters, and personal essay(s).



When Should You Start Preparing Your Application?

Don't be fooled by the lack of a deadline! There are still plenty of pieces to your application that require months of planning and preparation. The ones that especially call for forethought are your SAT/ACT, recommendation letters, and personal essay.

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. Try to 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 work on your 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!


What's Next?

Learn more about college deadlines with our guides. This article goes more in-depth about the different options for admission, including rolling admission, regular decision, early action, and early decision.

If you're interested in early admissions, check out these guides. Here are all the schools that offer early action and their deadlines, and all the colleges with early decision and their deadlines.



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