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Complete List: Colleges With Rolling Admissions

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Posted by Rebecca Safier | Aug 15, 2021 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 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.

 


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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 74
Adrian College MI 56
Adventist University of Health Sciences FL 87
Alabama A&M University AL 92
Alabama State University AL 97
Alaska Bible College AK 100
Alaska Pacific University AK 89
Albany State University GA 66
Albertus Magnus College CT 84
Albion College MI 69
Albright College PA 85
Alcorn State University MS 58
Alderson-Broaddus College WV 47
Alfred State College NY 67
Alfred University NY 63
Allen College IA 50
Alma College MI 62
Alvernia University PA 64
Alverno College WI 69
American Academy of Art IL 100
American Baptist College TN 100
American International College MA 65
American University of Puerto Rico PR 83
Amridge University AL 100
Anderson University SC 69
Andrews University MI 67
Angelo State University TX 77
Anna Maria College MA 74
Appalachian Bible College WV 37
Aquinas College TN 69
Arcadia University PA 66
Arizona State University AZ 87
Arkansas Baptist College AR 26
Arkansas State University AR 80
Arkansas Tech University AR 95
Arlington Baptist College TX 100
Art Academy of Cincinnati OH 27
Asbury University KY 65
Ashland University OH 71
Assumption College MA 81
Atlantic University College PR
Auburn University at Montgomery AL 90
Augsburg College MN 76
Augustana College IL 57
Augustana University SD 67
Aurora University IL 87
Austin Peay State University TN 95
Averett University VA 65
Azusa Pacific University CA 68
Bacone College OK 72
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 University KS 88
Baldwin Wallace University OH 73
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 93
Barry University FL 51
Barton College NC 45
Bay Path College MA 72
Beacon College FL 51
Becker College MA 70
Belhaven University MS 49
Bellevue University NE 100
Bellin College WI 100
Belmont Abbey University NC 81
Belmont University TN 84
Bemidji State University MN 65
Benedict College SC 77
Benedictine College KS 97
Benedictine University IL 42
Bennett College NC 59
Berea College KY 30
Berry College GA 71
Bethany College KS 68
Bethany College WV 95
Bethel College KS 58
Bethel University IN 94
Bethel University TN 90
Bethesda University of California CA 100
Bethune-Cookman University FL 54
Beulah Heights University GA 84
Blackburn College IL 57
Blessing-Reiman College of Nursing IL 66
Bloomfield College NJ 71
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania PA 84
Blue Mountain College MS 96
Bluefield State College WV 95
Bluffton University OH 55
Bob Jones University SC 82
Boise Bible College ID 95
Boricua College NY 100
Boston Architectural College MA
Boston Baptist College MA 91
Bowie State University MD 80
Bowling Green State University OH 72
Bradley University IL 70
Brenau University GA 58
Brescia University KY 42
Brevard College NC 59
Brewton-Parker College GA 96
Briarcliffe College NY
Bridgewater College VA 67
Bridgewater State University MA 88
Brigham Young University–Hawaii HI 97
Brooklyn College (CUNY) NY 45
Bryan College TN 51
Bryn Athyn College PA 92
Buena Vista University IA 57
Buffalo State College NY 67
Cabrini College PA 76
Cairn University PA 83
Caldwell University NJ 94
California Baptist University CA 78
California College of the Arts CA 85
California Institute of the Arts CA 25
California Maritime Academy CA 76
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 76
California State University Fullerton CA 53
California State University Long Beach CA 39
California State University Northridge CA 59
California State University San Bernardino CA 69
California State University San Marcos CA 62
California State University Stanislaus CA 89
California University of Pennsylvania PA 97
Calumet College of St. Joseph IN 41
Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary MO 78
Calvin College MI 77
Cambridge College MA 21
Cameron University OK 100
Campbell University NC 78
Campbellsville University KY 70
Canisius College NY 83
Capital University OH 72
Capitol College MD 83
Cardinal Stritch University WI 82
Caribbean University PR 100
Carlos Albizu University–Miami FL 56
Carlow University PA 92
Carroll College MT 69
Carroll University WI 67
Carson-Newman University TN 69
Carthage College WI 68
Castleton State College VT 89
Catawba College NC 50
Cazenovia College NY 94
Cedar Crest College PA 61
Cedarville University OH 79
Centenary College NJ 75
Centenary College of Louisiana LA 60
Central Christian College of Kansas KS 99
Central Christian College of the Bible MO 99
Central College IA 65
Central Connecticut State University CT 66
Central Methodist University MO 93
Central Michigan University MI 70
Central State University OH 57
Central Washington University WA 85
Chadron State College NE
Chaminade University of Honolulu HI 95
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science CA 32
Charleston Southern University SC 50
Chatham University PA 62
Chestnut Hill College PA 65
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania PA 100
Chicago State University IL 63
Chowan University NC 68
Christian Brothers University TN 50
Cincinnati Christian University TN 74
City College of New York NY 47
City University of Seattle WA 100
Claflin University SC 55
Clark Atlanta University GA 55
Clarke University IA 94
Clarkson College NE 46
Clarkson University NY 75
Clayton State University GA 51
Clear Creek Baptist Bible College KY 100
Clemson University SC 51
Cleveland Institute of Art OH 69
Cleveland State University OH 94
Coastal Carolina University SC 69
Cogswell Polytechnical College CA 49
Coker College SC 63
Colby-Sawyer College NH 90
College at Brockport NY 55
College at Old Westbury NY 78
College of Biblical Studies–Houston TX 100
College of Idaho ID 47
College of Mount St. Joseph OH 62
College of Mount St. Vincent NY 92
College of Saint Mary NE 49
College of Saint Mary Magdalen NH
College of St. Elizabeth NJ 74
College of St. Rose NY 88
College of St. Scholastica MN 76
College of the Ozarks MO 10
Colorado Mesa University CO 78
Colorado School of Mines CO 53
Columbia College MO 90
Columbia College Chicago IL 90
Columbia College Hollywood CA 50
Columbia International University SC 50
Columbia Southern University AL 100
Columbia University, School of General Studies NY 35
Columbus College of Art and Design OH 93
Columbus State University OH 79
Concord University WV 82
Concordia College MN 68
Concordia College New York NY 94
Concordia University Ann Arbor MI 49
Concordia University Chicago IL 71
Concordia University Irvine CA 71
Concordia University Nebraska NE 79
Concordia University St. Paul MN 98
Concordia University Texas TX 91
Concordia University Wisconsin WI 89
Converse College SC 64
Coppin State University MD 28
Cornerstone University MI 78
Covenant College GA 98
Creighton University NE 74
Crown College MN 50
Culinary Institute of America NY 98
Culver-Stockton College MO 52
Cumberland University TN 61
Curry College MA 87
Curtis Institute of Music PA
Daemen College NY 62
Dakota State University SD 77
Dakota Wesleyan University SD 67
Dallas Baptist University TX 90
Dallas Christian College TX 13
Dalton State College GA 100
Davenport University MI 82
Davis and Elkins College WV 40
Davis College NY 31
Defiance College OH 50
Delaware Valley College PA 93
Delta State University MS 94
DeSales University PA 79
Design Institute of San Diego CA 87
DeVry University–Colorado Springs CO
DeVry University–Westminster CO
Dickinson State University ND 99
Dillard University LA 39
Divine Word College IA 63
Dixie State College UT 100
Doane College NE 71
Dominican College NY 78
Dominican University IL 64
Dominican University of California CA 91
Drake University IA 68
Drury University MO 64

Duquesne University

PA 74
D'Youville College NY 88
East Carolina University NC 79
East Tennessee State University TN 86
East Texas Baptist University TX 59
Eastern Connecticut State University CT 64
Eastern Illinois University IL 53
Eastern Kentucky University KY 94
Eastern Mennonite University VA 64
Eastern Michigan University MI 74
Eastern Nazarene College MA 59
Eastern New Mexico University NM 58
Eastern Oregon University OR 98
Eastern University PA 61
East-West University IL 100
Eckerd College FL 67
Edgewood College WI 72
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania PA 83
EDP University of Puerto Rico PR 71
Edward Waters College FL 61
Elizabethtown College PA 81
Elmhurst College IL 68
Elmira College NY 80
Elms College MA 75
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University–Daytona Beach FL 61
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University–Prescott AZ 66
Emerson College MA 33
Emmanuel College GA 78
Emmaus Bible College IA 94
Emory & Henry College VA 73
Emporia State University KS 85
Endicott College MA 69
Erskine College SC 70
Eureka College IL 62
Everest University–Tampa FL 74
Everglades University–Orlando FL 75
Evergreen State College WA 98
Excelsior College NY
Fairmont State University WV 85
Farmingdale State College NY 55
Faulkner University AL 78
Fayetteville State University NC 69
Felician College NJ 86
Ferris State University MI 87
Ferrum College VA 73
Finlandia University MI 72
Fisk University TN 93
Fitchburg State University MA 88
Five Towns College NY 34
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University FL 36
Florida Atlantic University FL 63
Florida Career College FL
Florida College FL 75
Florida Gulf Coast University FL 67
Florida Institute of Technology FL 66
Florida International University FL 58
Florida Memorial University FL 40
Florida Southern College FL 52
Fontbonne University MO 79
Framingham State University MA 74
Franciscan University of Steubenville OH 77
Franklin College IN 81
Franklin Pierce University NH 67
Freed-Hardeman University TN 88
Friends University KS 46
Frostburg State University MD 80
Full Sail University FL
Gallaudet University DC 61
Gannon University PA 76
Gardner-Webb University NC 67
Geneva College PA 53
George Fox University OR 82
Georgetown College KY 63
Georgia College and State University GA 80
Georgia Southern University GA 55
Georgia Southwestern State University GA 58
Georgian Court University NJ 71
Glenville State College WV 100
Global University MO
Globe Institute of Technology NY
Goddard College VT 100
Golden Gate University CA 61
Gordon College MA 74
Goshen College IN 63
Grace University NE 100
Graceland University IA 58
Grand Canyon University AZ
Granite State College NH 100
Grantham University KS
Greensboro College NC 77
Greenville College IL 56
Griggs University MI
Guilford College NC 75
Gustavus Adolphus College MN 69
Gwynedd-Mercy College PA 95
Hamilton Technical College IA
Hamline University MN 68
Hannibal-LaGrange University MO 61
Hanover College IN 95
Hardin-Simmons University TX 84
Harding University AR 61
Harrington College of Design IL 89
Harris-Stowe State University MO 52
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology PA
Hartwick College NY 80
Haskell Indian Nations University KS
Hastings College NE 67
Hawaii Pacific University HI 75
Hellenic College MA 64
Henderson State University AR 76
Hendrix College AR 70
Heritage Christian University AL 100
Heritage University WA 24
High Point University NC 75
Hilbert College NY 93
Hillsdale College MI 48
Hiram College OH 60
Hobe Sound Bible College FL 100
Hodges University FL 61
Hofstra University NY 69
Hollins University VA 71
Holy Apostles College and Seminary CT 100
Holy Cross College IN 34
Holy Family University PA 73
Holy Names University CA 63
Hood College MD 65
Hope College MI 86
Hope International University CA 37
Houghton College NY 81
Houston Baptist University TX 71
Howard Payne University TX 54
Howard University DC 36
Humboldt State University CA 92
Humphreys College CA
Hunter College NY 35
Huntington University IN 76
Husson University ME 85
Idaho State University ID 100
Illinois Institute of Technology IL 60
Illinois State University IL 82
Illinois Wesleyan University IL 61
Immaculata University PA 81
Independence University UT
Indiana Institute of Technology IN 60
Indiana State University IN 90
Indiana University Bloomington IN 78
Indiana University East IN 63
Indiana University Kokomo IN 74
Indiana University Northwest IN 75
Indiana University of Pennsylvania PA 93
Indiana University South Bend IN 78
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–Aguadilla Campus PR 43
Inter American University of Puerto Rico–Arecibo Campus PR
Inter American University–Bayamon Campus PR 27
Inter American University of Puerto Rico–Fajardo Campus PR 53
Inter American University of Puerto Rico–San German Campus PR 44
International Academy of Design & Technology IL 52
Iona College NY 84
Iowa State University IA 92
Iowa Wesleyan College IA 58
Jackson State University MS 68
Jacksonville State University AL 55
Jacksonville University FL 92
Jamestown College ND 69
Jefferson College of Health Sciences VA 28
John Brown University AR 76
John Carroll University OH 86
John Jay College of Criminal Justice NY 41
Johnson & Wales University CO 88
Johnson & Wales University FL 88
Johnson & Wales University NC 85
Johnson & Wales University RI 41
Johnson C. Smith University NC 47
Johnson State College VT 78
Johnson University TN 53
Johnson University Florida FL 31
Jones College FL
Jones International University CO 99
Judson College AL 37
Judson University IL 39
Kansas State University KS 95
Kansas Wesleyan University KS 61
Kean University NJ 69
Keene State College NH 88
Kendall College IL 98
Kennesaw State University GA 75
Kent State University OH 86
Kentucky Christian University KY 40
Kentucky Mountain Bible College KY 48
Kentucky State University KY 81
Kentucky Wesleyan College KY 62
Kettering University MI 73
Keuka College NY 72
Keystone College PA 79
King University TN 62
King's College PA 81
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania PA 90
Kuyper College MI 62
La Roche College PA 99
La Salle University PA 78
La Sierra University CA 55
LaGrange College GA 49
Laguna College of Art + Design CA 81
Lake Erie College OH 57
Lake Superior State University MI 57
Lakeland College WI 78
Lamar University TX 84
Lancaster Bible College PA 96
Lander University SC 43
Lane College TN 61
Langston University OK 55
Lasell College MA 84
Laurel University NC 69
Lawrence Technological University MI 79
Le Moyne College NY 74
Lebanon Valley College PA 80
Lees-McRae College NC 55
Lehman College (CUNY) NY 38
Lenoir-Rhyne University NC 78
Lesley University MA 75
LeTourneau University TX 45
Liberty University VA 51
Life Pacific College CA 91
Life University GA 96
LIM College NY 84
Limestone College SC 51
Lincoln Christian University IL 50
Lincoln Memorial University TN 50
Lincoln University MO 100
Lincoln University PA 83
Lindenwood University MO 88
Lindsey Wilson College KY 95
Lipscomb University TN 63
LIU Brooklyn NY 80
LIU Post NY 80
Livingstone College NC 50
Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania PA 95
Loras College IA 76
Louisiana State University LA 75
Louisiana State University Shreveport LA 84
Lourdes University OH 69
Loyola University Chicago IL 67
Loyola University New Orleans LA 75
Lubbock Christian University TX 91
Luther College IA 62
Luther Rice University GA 50
Lycoming College PA 62
Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts CT 97
Lynchburg College VA 91
Lyndon State College VT 99
Lynn University FL 74
Lyon College AR 44
Machzikei Hadath Rabbinical College NY
Madonna University MI 75
Malone University OH 71
Manchester University IN 56
Manhattan Christian College KS 44
Manhattan College NY 74
Manhattanville College NY 90
Mansfield University of Pennsylvania PA 96
Maranatha Baptist Bible College WI 77
Marian University IN 62
Marian University WI 62
Marietta College OH 65
Marlboro College VT 71
Mars Hill University NC 63
Marshall University WV 87
Martin Methodist College TN
Martin University IN 96
Mary Baldwin College VA 84
Marygrove College MI 45
Marymount Manhattan College NY 80
Marymount University VA 81
Maryville College TN 56
Maryville University of Saint Louis MO 83
Marywood University PA 78
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts MA 82
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences MA 85
Massachusetts Maritime Academy MA 92
Mayville State University ND 70
McKendree University IL 63
McMurry University TX 46
McNeese State University LA 81
McPherson College KS 52
Medaille College NY 62
Medgar Evers College (CUNY) NY 90
Menlo College CA 63
Mercer University GA 74
Mercy College NY 82
Mercyhurst University PA 86
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 College 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 College 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 College PA 75
Morehead State University KY 78
Morningside College 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
Mount Olive College 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 College 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 College 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
Northwest Christian 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
Northwood University TX 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
Ohio State University at Lima OH 100
Ohio State University at Mansfield OH 100
Ohio State University at Marion OH 100
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
Our Lady of the Lake 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 Worthington 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 College GA 54
Piedmont International 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 College 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
Saint 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
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Stevens-Henager College UT
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Wilmington College OH 78
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Wilson College PA 93
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Winona State University MN 68
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Wittenberg University OH 91
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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
York College NE 57
York College NY 73
York College of Pennsylvania PA 69
Youngstown State University OH 67

 

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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 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).


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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 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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