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Complete List: Colleges With Rolling Admissions

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Posted by Rebecca Safier | Aug 1, 2020 2:30:00 PM

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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 1st 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 73
Adrian College MI 56
Adventist University of Health Sciences FL 97
Alabama A&M University AL 51
Alabama State University AL 48
Alaska Bible College AK
Alaska Pacific University AK 55
Albany State University GA 50
Albertus Magnus College CT 67
Albion College MI 71
Albright College PA 50
Alcorn State University MS 79
Alderson-Broaddus College WV 41
Alfred State College NY 68
Alfred University NY 63
Allen College IA 100
Alma College MI 64
Alvernia University PA 75
Alverno College WI 78
American Academy of Art IL
American Baptist College TN 82
American International College MA 72
American Jewish University CA 61
American University of Puerto Rico PR 83
Amridge University AL
Anderson University SC
Andrews University MI 58
Angelo State University TX 74
Anna Maria College MA 80
Appalachian Bible College WV 56
Aquinas College TN 75
Arcadia University PA 62
Arizona State University AZ 84
Arkansas Baptist College AR
Arkansas State University AR 70
Arkansas Tech University AR 95
Arlington Baptist College TX 59
Art Academy of Cincinnati OH 21
Asbury University KY 70
Ashford University IA
Ashland University OH 76
Assumption College MA 79
Atlantic University College PR
Auburn University at Montgomery AL 79
Augsburg College MN 59
Augustana College IL 49
Augustana University SD 69
Aurora University IL 77
Austin Peay State University TN 88
Averett University VA 62
Azusa Pacific University CA 60
Bacone College OK
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 College of Port Huron MI 100
Baker University KS 86
Baldwin Wallace University OH 78
Baptist Bible College MO 76
Baptist Bible College and Seminary PA 38
Baptist College of Florida FL 62
Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary TX
Barclay College KS 67
Bard College at Simon's Rock MA 89
Barry University FL 85
Barton College NC 39
Bay Path College MA 63
Beacon College FL 53
Becker College MA 69
Belhaven University MS 59
Bellevue University NE
Bellin College WI
Belmont Abbey University NC 68
Belmont University TN 81
Bemidji State University MN 66
Benedict College SC
Benedictine College KS 98
Benedictine University IL 62
Bennett College NC 89
Berea College KY 35
Berry College GA 62
Bethany College KS 70
Bethany College WV 70
Bethel College IN 90
Bethel University MN 84
Bethel University TN 67
Bethesda University of California CA 95
Bethune-Cookman University FL 54
Beulah Heights University GA 100
Blackburn College IL 52
Blessing-Reiman College of Nursing IL 66
Bloomfield College NJ 62
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania PA 73
Blue Mountain College MS 100
Bluefield State College WV 83
Bluffton University OH 49
Bob Jones University SC 86
Boise Bible College ID 100
Boricua College NY 40
Boston Architectural College MA 15
Boston Baptist College MA
Bowie State University MD 41
Bowling Green State University OH 68
Bradley University IL 71
Brenau University GA 66
Brescia University KY 42
Brevard College NC 43
Brewton-Parker College GA 54
Briarcliffe College NY
Bridgewater College VA 52
Bridgewater State University MA 80
Brigham Young University–Hawaii HI 58
Brooklyn College (CUNY) NY 38
Bryan College TN 54
Bryn Athyn College PA 88
Buena Vista University IA 64
Buffalo State College NY 60
Burlington College VT 86
Cabrini College PA 71
Cairn University PA 99
Caldwell University NJ 64
California Baptist University CA 77
California College of the Arts CA 70
California Institute of the Arts CA 25
California Maritime Academy CA 67
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 74
California State University Fullerton CA 46
California State University Long Beach CA 29
California State University Northridge CA 48
California State University San Bernardino CA 57
California State University San Marcos CA 77
California State University Stanislaus CA 77
California University of Pennsylvania PA 94
Calumet College of St. Joseph IN 33
Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary MO 98
Calvin College MI 84
Cambridge College MA 64
Cameron University OK 100
Campbell University NC 60
Campbellsville University KY 69
Canisius College NY 78
Capella University MN
Capital University OH 69
Capitol College MD
Cardinal Stritch University WI 78
Caribbean University PR 57
Carlos Albizu University–Miami FL 72
Carlow University PA 91
Carroll College MT 72
Carroll University WI 71
Carson-Newman University TN 67
Carthage College WI 69
Castleton State College VT 78
Catawba College NC 42
Cazenovia College NY 92
Cedar Crest College PA 64
Cedarville University OH 72
Centenary College NJ 88
Centenary College of Louisiana LA 62
Central Christian College of Kansas KS 99
Central Christian College of the Bible MO 65
Central College IA 64
Central Connecticut State University CT 67
Central Methodist University MO 63
Central Michigan University MI 68
Central State University OH 48
Central Washington University WA 79
Chadron State College NE
Chaminade University of Honolulu HI 90
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science CA 96
Charleston Southern University SC 56
Chatham University PA 55
Chestnut Hill College PA 96
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania PA 85
Chicago State University IL 30
Chowan University NC 60
Christian Brothers University TN 53
Cincinnati Christian University TN 60
City College of New York NY 41
City University of Seattle WA 100
Claflin University SC 60
Clark Atlanta University GA 58
Clarke University IA 63
Clarkson College NE 55
Clarkson University NY 66
Clayton State University GA 48
Clear Creek Baptist Bible College KY 88
Clearwater Christian College FL 70
Clemson University SC 47
Cleveland Institute of Art OH 54
Cleveland State University OH 88
Coastal Carolina University SC 61
Cogswell Polytechnical College CA 65
Coker College SC 56
Colby-Sawyer College NH 87
Coleman University CA 100
College at Brockport NY 53
College at Old Westbury NY 69
College of Biblical Studies–Houston TX 46
College of Idaho ID 76
College of Mount St. Joseph OH 73
College of Mount St. Vincent NY 91
College of New Rochelle NY 68
College of Saint Mary NE 56
College of Saint Mary Magdalen NH
College of St. Elizabeth NJ 65
College of St. Joseph VT 69
College of St. Rose NY 83
College of St. Scholastica MN 64
College of the Ozarks MO 16
Colorado Heights University CO
Colorado Mesa University CO 82
Colorado School of Mines CO 40
Colorado Technical University CO
Columbia College MO 52
Columbia College Chicago IL 92
Columbia College Hollywood CA 57
Columbia International University SC 36
Columbia Southern University AL 100
Columbia University, School of General Studies NY 35
Columbus College of Art and Design OH 79
Columbus State University OH 53
Concord University WV 90
Concordia College MN 65
Concordia College Alabama AL
Concordia College New York NY 78
Concordia University Ann Arbor MI 56
Concordia University Chicago IL 75
Concordia University Irvine CA 58
Concordia University Nebraska NE 75
Concordia University St. Paul MN 55
Concordia University Texas TX 83
Concordia University Wisconsin WI 63
Converse College SC 60
Coppin State University MD 54
Cornerstone University MI 67
Covenant College GA 95
Creighton University NE 72
Crossroads College MN 90
Crown College MN 56
Culinary Institute of America NY 97
Culver-Stockton College MO 55
Cumberland University TN 46
Curry College MA 90
Curtis Institute of Music PA
Daemen College NY 49
Dakota State University SD 84
Dakota Wesleyan University SD 73
Dallas Baptist University TX 39
Dallas Christian College TX 23
Dalton State College GA 36
Daniel Webster College NH 62
Davenport University MI 82
Davis and Elkins College WV 75
Davis College NY 52
Defiance College OH 57
Delaware Valley College PA 66
Delta State University MS 92
DeSales University PA 74
Design Institute of San Diego CA 50
DeVry University–Colorado Springs CO
DeVry University–Westminster CO
Dickinson State University ND 99
Dillard University LA 48
Divine Word College IA
Dixie State College UT 100
Doane College NE 65
Dominican College NY 75
Dominican University IL 65
Dominican University of California CA 76
Dowling College NY 79
Drake University IA 69
Drury University MO 72

Duquesne University

PA 72
D'Youville College NY 97
East Carolina University NC 79
East Tennessee State University TN 86
East Texas Baptist University TX 54
Eastern Connecticut State University CT 64
Eastern Illinois University IL 47
Eastern Kentucky University KY 71
Eastern Mennonite University VA 54
Eastern Michigan University MI 73
Eastern Nazarene College MA 68
Eastern New Mexico University NM 61
Eastern Oregon University OR 98
Eastern University PA 66
East-West University IL 89
Eckerd College FL 73
Edgewood College WI 72
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania PA 99
EDP University of Puerto Rico PR 84
Edward Waters College FL 23
Elizabethtown College PA 74
Elmhurst College IL 71
Elmira College NY 82
Elms College MA 80
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University–Daytona Beach FL 71
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University–Prescott AZ 76
Emerson College MA 46
Emmanuel College GA 73
Emmaus Bible College IA 58
Emory & Henry College VA 73
Emporia State University KS 83
Endicott College MA 81
Erskine College SC 64
Eureka College IL 65
Everest University–Melbourne FL
Everest University–Pompano Beach FL 69
Everest University–Tampa FL 74
Everglades University–Orlando FL 84
Evergreen State College WA 96
Excelsior College NY
Fairmont State University WV 66
Farmingdale State College NY 59
Faulkner University AL 45
Fayetteville State University NC 68
Felician College NJ 79
Ferris State University MI 74
Ferrum College VA 73
Finlandia University MI 67
Fisk University TN 81
Fitchburg State University MA 80
Five Towns College NY 62
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University FL 46
Florida Atlantic University FL 60
Florida Career College FL
Florida College FL 74
Florida Gulf Coast University FL 64
Florida Institute of Technology FL 64
Florida International University FL 51
Florida Memorial University FL 39
Florida Southern College FL 51
Fontbonne University MO 97
Framingham State University MA 71
Franciscan University of Steubenville OH 79
Franklin College IN 62
Franklin Pierce University NH 76
Franklin University OH 61
Freed-Hardeman University TN 93
Friends University KS 48
Frostburg State University MD 72
Full Sail University FL
Gallaudet University DC 66
Gannon University PA 80
Gardner-Webb University NC 53
Geneva College PA 69
George Fox University OR 78
Georgetown College KY 67
Georgia College and State University GA 79
Georgia Southern University GA 68
Georgia Southwestern State University GA 68
Georgian Court University NJ 69
Glenville State College WV 72
Global University MO
Globe Institute of Technology NY
Goddard College VT 56
Golden Gate University CA
Gordon College MA 89
Goshen College IN 65
Grace University NE 64
Graceland University IA 56
Grand Canyon University AZ
Granite State College NH 100
Grantham University KS
Green Mountain College VT 82
Greensboro College NC 41
Greenville College IL 66
Griggs University MI 91
Guilford College NC 68
Gustavus Adolphus College MN 94
Gwynedd-Mercy College PA 94
Hamilton Technical College IA
Hamline University MN 70
Hannibal-LaGrange University MO 56
Hanover College IN 57
Hardin-Simmons University TX 82
Harding University AR 72
Harrington College of Design IL 89
Harris-Stowe State University MO 40
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology PA
Hartwick College NY 89
Haskell Indian Nations University KS
Hastings College NE 71
Hawaii Pacific University HI 75
Hellenic College MA 65
Henderson State University AR 66
Hendrix College AR 80
Heritage Christian University AL 100
Heritage University WA
High Point University NC 81
Hilbert College NY 82
Hillsdale College MI 42
Hiram College OH 64
Hobe Sound Bible College FL 100
Hodges University FL 96
Hofstra University NY 64
Hollins University VA 48
Holy Apostles College and Seminary CT 100
Holy Cross College IN 91
Holy Family University PA 71
Holy Names University CA 53
Hood College MD 81
Hope College MI 84
Hope International University CA 28
Houghton College NY 75
Houston Baptist University TX 69
Howard Payne University TX 59
Howard University DC 49
Humboldt State University CA 58
Humphreys College CA
Hunter College NY 40
Huntington University IN 90
Husson University ME 80
Idaho State University ID 100
Illinois Institute of Technology IL 53
Illinois State University IL 89
Illinois Wesleyan University IL 61
Immaculata University PA 83
Independence University UT
Indiana Institute of Technology IN 70
Indiana State University IN 85
Indiana University Bloomington IN 76
Indiana University East IN 70
Indiana University Kokomo IN 70
Indiana University Northwest IN 75
Indiana University of Pennsylvania PA 91
Indiana University South Bend IN 78
Indiana University Southeast IN 83
Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne IN 91
Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis IN 80
Inter American University of Puerto Rico–Aguadilla Campus PR 53
Inter American University of Puerto Rico–Arecibo Campus PR
Inter American University–Bayamon Campus PR 63
Inter American University of Puerto Rico–Fajardo Campus PR 88
Inter American University of Puerto Rico–San German Campus PR 69
International Academy of Design & Technology IL 52
Iona College NY 92
Iowa State University IA 89
Iowa Wesleyan College IA 41
Jackson State University MS 72
Jacksonville State University AL 53
Jacksonville University FL 87
Jamestown College ND 65
Jefferson College of Health Sciences VA 36
John Brown University AR 76
John Carroll University OH 85
John Jay College of Criminal Justice NY 55
Johnson & Wales University CO
Johnson & Wales University FL 82
Johnson & Wales University NC
Johnson & Wales University RI 88
Johnson C. Smith University NC 38
Johnson State College VT 86
Johnson University TN 98
Johnson University Florida FL 93
Jones College FL
Jones International University CO
Judson College AL 63
Judson University IL 71
Kansas State University KS 95
Kansas Wesleyan University KS 54
Kean University NJ 82
Keene State College NH 83
Kendall College IL 84
Kennesaw State University GA 61
Kent State University OH 88
Kentucky Christian University KY 48
Kentucky Mountain Bible College KY 50
Kentucky State University KY 45
Kentucky Wesleyan College KY 67
Kettering University MI 70
Keuka College NY 94
Keystone College PA 92
King College TN 59
King's College PA 70
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania PA 74
Kuyper College MI 73
La Roche College PA 97
La Salle University PA 79
La Sierra University CA 49
LaGrange College GA 57
Laguna College of Art + Design CA 33
Lake Erie College OH 63
Lake Superior State University MI 90
Lakeland College WI 77
Lamar University TX 82
Lancaster Bible College PA 57
Lander University SC 42
Lane College TN 50
Langston University OK 61
Lasell College MA 82
Laurel University NC 26
Lawrence Technological University MI 60
Le Moyne College NY 64
Lebanon Valley College PA 72
Lees-McRae College NC 62
Lehman College (CUNY) NY 35
Lenoir-Rhyne University NC 74
Lesley University MA 69
LeTourneau University TX 73
Liberty University VA 39
Life Pacific College CA 100
Life University GA 92
LIM College NY 78
Limestone College SC 52
Lincoln Christian University IL 62
Lincoln Memorial University TN 62
Lincoln University MO 52
Lincoln University PA 80
Lindenwood University MO 74
Lindsey Wilson College KY 92
Lipscomb University TN 61
LIU Brooklyn NY 84
LIU Post NY 83
Livingstone College NC 72
Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania PA 89
Loras College IA 95
Louisiana State University LA 74
Louisiana State University Shreveport LA 81
Lourdes University OH 89
Loyola University Chicago IL 71
Loyola University New Orleans LA 69
Lubbock Christian University TX 94
Luther College IA 65
Luther Rice University GA 81
Lycoming College PA 64
Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts CT 41
Lynchburg College VA 75
Lyndon State College VT 93
Lynn University FL 85
Lyon College AR 64
Machzikei Hadath Rabbinical College NY
MacMurray College IL 57
Madonna University MI 74
Malone University OH 66
Manchester University IN 62
Manhattan Christian College KS 60
Manhattan College NY 67
Manhattanville College NY 82
Mansfield University of Pennsylvania PA 68
Maranatha Baptist Bible College WI 73
Marian University IN 59
Marian University WI 88
Marietta College OH 93
Marlboro College VT 97
Mars Hill University NC 61
Marshall University WV 90
Martin Methodist College TN
Martin University IN 96
Mary Baldwin College VA 95
Marygrove College MI 42
Marylhurst University OR 100
Marymount Manhattan College NY 79
Marymount University VA 92
Maryville College TN 67
Maryville University of Saint Louis MO 91
Marywood University PA 75
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts MA 77
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences MA 84
Massachusetts Maritime Academy MA 83
Mayville State University ND 57
McKendree University IL 63
McMurry University TX 43
McNeese State University LA 62
McPherson College KS 69
Medaille College NY 54
Medgar Evers College (CUNY) NY 100
Memphis College of Art TN 38
Menlo College CA 41
Mercer University GA 73
Mercy College NY 79
Mercyhurst University PA 75
Meredith College NC 69
Merrimack College MA 82
Mesivta Torah Vodaath Seminary NY
Messiah College PA 77
Methodist University NC 63
Metropolitan College of New York NY 91
Metropolitan State University of Denver CO 65
Michigan Jewish Institute MI
Michigan State University MI 72
Michigan Technological University MI 75
Mid-America Christian University OK
MidAmerica Nazarene University KS 66
Mid-Atlantic Christian University NC 53
Middle Tennessee State University TN 59
Midland University NE 88
Midstate College IL
Midway College KY
Midwestern State University TX 76
Miles College AL 26
Millersville University of Pennsylvania PA 80
Milligan College TN 67
Millikin University IL 65
Millsaps College MS 49
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design WI 53
Milwaukee School of Engineering WI 63
Minneapolis College of Art and Design MN 59
Minnesota School of Business–Blaine MN
Minnesota State University Mankato MN 61
Minot State University ND 57
Misericordia University PA 74
Mississippi College MS 82
Mississippi State University MS 73
Mississippi University for Women MS 96
Mississippi Valley State University MS 85
Missouri Baptist University MO 55
Missouri Southern State University MO 94
Missouri University of Science and Technology MO 84
Missouri Valley College MO 54
Missouri Western State University MO 74
Mitchell College CT 74
Molloy College NY 76
Monmouth College IL 67
Monroe College NY 45
Montana State University MT 83
Montana State University–Billings MT 100
Montana State University–Northern MT 64
Montana Tech of the University of Montana MT 92
Montclair State University NJ 71
Montserrat College of Art MA 79
Moody Bible Institute IL 89
Moore College of Art and Design PA 56
Moravian College PA 76
Morehead State University KY 80
Morningside College IA 56
Morris College SC 79
Morrison University NV
Mount Aloysius College PA 61
Mount Angel Seminary OR 100
Mount Carmel College of Nursing OH 63
Mount Ida College MA 63
Mount Marty College SD 67
Mount Mary University WI 56
Mount Mercy University IA 61
Mount Olive College NC 50
Mount St. Mary College NY 93
Mount St. Mary's University MD 64
Multnomah University OR 61
Murray State University KY 85
Muskingum University OH 74
Naropa University CO 100
National American University–Rapid City SD
National American University–Rio Rancho NM
National Louis University IL 86
National University CA 100
Nazarene Bible College CO 14
Nazareth College NY 63
Nebraska Methodist College NE 68
Nebraska Wesleyan University NE 74
Ner Israel Rabbinical College MD
Neumann University PA 96
Neumont University UT 84
New College of Florida FL 69
New England College NH 99
New England School of Communications ME 61
New Hope Christian College OR 22
New Jersey City University NJ 85
New Jersey Institute of Technology NJ 61
New Mexico Highlands University NM 100
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology NM 22
New Mexico State University NM 64
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary–Leavell College LA
New York City College of Technology NY 75
New York Institute of Technology NY 77
Newberry College SC 82
Newbury College MA 71
Newman University KS 64
NewSchool of Architecture & Design CA 79
Niagara University NY 84
Nicholls State University LA 88
Nichols College MA 92
North Carolina A&T State University NC 62
North Carolina Central University NC 83
North Carolina Wesleyan College NC 53
North Central College IL 55
North Dakota State University ND 92
North Greenville University SC 60
North Park University IL 52
Northeastern State University OK 90
Northeastern University MA 28
Northern Arizona University AZ 81
Northern Illinois University IL 53
Northern Kentucky University KY 90
Northern Michigan University MI 74
Northern State University SD 88
Northland College WI 61
Northwest Christian University OR 68
Northwest Missouri State University MO 75
Northwest Nazarene University ID 96
Northwest University WA 68
Northwestern College IA 72
Northwestern Oklahoma State University OK 94
Northwestern Polytechnic University CA 100
Northwestern State University Louisiana LA 62
Northwood University MI 69
Northwood University TX 72
Norwich University VT 66
Notre Dame College OH 52
Notre Dame de Namur University CA 80
Notre Dame of Maryland University MD 49
Nova Southeastern University FL 59
Nyack College NY 99
Oak Hills Christian College MN 56
Oakland University MI 85
Oakwood University AL 57
Oglethorpe University GA 78
Ohio Christian University OH 65
Ohio Dominican University OH 77
Ohio Mid-Western College OH
Ohio Northern University OH 66
Ohio State University OH 48
Ohio State University at Lima OH 99
Ohio State University at Mansfield OH 99
Ohio State University at Marion OH 99
Ohio State University at Newark OH 99
Ohio University OH 74
Ohio University Eastern OH
Ohio University Lancaster OH
Ohio University Southern OH 100
Ohio University Zanesville OH 90
Ohio Wesleyan University OH 71
Ohr Somayach/Joseph Tanenbaum Educational Center NY 60
Oklahoma Baptist University OK 65
Oklahoma Christian University OK 51
Oklahoma City University OK 72
Oklahoma Panhandle State University OK 100
Oklahoma State University OK 74
Oklahoma Wesleyan University OK 85
Old Dominion University VA 86
Olivet College MI 50
Olivet Nazarene University IL 66
O'More College of Design TN 31
Oregon College of Art & Craft OR 58
Oregon Institute of Technology OR 61
Oregon State University OR 78
Otis College of Art and Design CA 46
Ottawa University KS 98
Otterbein University OH 75
Ouachita Baptist University AR 71
Our Lady of Holy Cross College LA
Our Lady of the Lake College LA 48
Pace University NY 82
Pacific Lutheran University WA 76
Pacific Northwest College of Art OR 95
Pacific States University CA
Pacific University OR 79
Paine College GA 25
Palm Beach Atlantic University FL 97
Park University MO 69
Patrick Henry College VA 95
Patten University CA
Paul Quinn College TX 99
Paul Smith's College NY 73
Penn State Abington PA 82
Penn State Altoona PA 92
Penn State Beaver PA 88
Penn State Berks PA 85
Penn State Brandywine PA 87
Penn State DuBois PA 85
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College PA 90
Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus PA 82
Penn State Greater Allegheny PA 82
Penn State Harrisburg PA 84
Penn State Hazleton PA 94
Penn State Lehigh Valley PA 86
Penn State Mont Alto PA 79
Penn State New Kensington PA 77
Penn State Schuylkill PA 76
Penn State Shenango PA 74
Penn State University Park PA 51
Penn State Worthington Scranton PA 78
Penn State York PA 83
Pennsylvania College of Art & Design PA 50
Peru State College NE 49
Pfeiffer University NC 66
Philadelphia University PA 64
Piedmont College GA 60
Piedmont International University NC 49
Pine Manor College MA 51
Pittsburg State University KS 87
Platt College CO
Plymouth State University NH 79
Point Park University PA 65
Point University GA 35
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico PR 83
Portland State University OR 92
Post University CT 63
Prescott College AZ 80
Presentation College SD 74
Principia College IL 91
Purchase College NY 44
Purdue University Calumet IN 92
Queens University of Charlotte NC 67
Quincy University IL 63
Rabbinical College of America NJ 100
Rasmussen College–Lake Elmo/Woodbury MN
Regent University VA 81
Regis College MA 84
Regis University CO 60
Reinhardt University GA 90
Rhode Island College RI 74
Rider University NJ 67
Ringling College of Art and Design FL 64
Ripon College WI 65
Rivier University NH 68
Robert Morris University IL 83
Robert Morris University PA 83
Roberts Wesleyan College NY 70
Rochester College MI 80
Rockford University IL 47
Rockhurst University MO 73
Rocky Mountain College MT 64
Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design CO 89
Roger Williams University RI 82
Rogers State University OK 83
Roosevelt University IL 72
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology IN 61
Rosemont College PA 70
Rowan University NJ 59
Rust College MS
Sacred Heart University CT 59
Saginaw Valley State University MI 74
Saint Francis University PA 76
Saint Joseph Seminary College LA
Saint Leo University FL 70
Saint Louis University MO 64
Saint Martin's University WA 100
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College IN 75
Saint Mary's College IN 82
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota MN 64
Saint Norbert College NY 65
Saint Peter's University NJ 70
Saint Vincent College PA 62
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Southern New Hampshire University NH 93
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Spring Hill College AL 46
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St. Augustine College IL
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St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Overbrook PA 100
St. Cloud State University MN 85
St. Edward's University TX 74
St. Gregory's University OK 61
St. John Vianney College Seminary FL 100
St. John's College MD 55
St. John's College NM 63
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St. Joseph's College IN 66
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St. Louis Christian College MO 31
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St. Norbert College WI 79
St. Thomas Aquinas College NY 79
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State University of New York Institute of Technology NY 62
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Stetson University FL 68
Stevens-Henager College UT
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Stillman College AL 44
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Texas State University TX 73
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Xavier University OH 73
Xavier University of Louisiana LA 64
Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Chabad/West Coast Talmudical Seminary CA 100
York College NE 61
York College NY 65
York College of Pennsylvania PA 69
Youngstown State University OH 65


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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 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).

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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 reccomendation 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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