Rolling admissions...?

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By Marc_Posth (Marc_Posth) on Wednesday, July 28, 2004 - 08:25 am: Edit

Which colleges/universities offer rolling admissions? What SAT 2's do they require?

By Alexandre (Alexandre) on Wednesday, July 28, 2004 - 08:40 am: Edit

Michigan has rolling admissions and does not require any SAT IIs. So if you apply to Michigan, see to it that you apply before October. Most people apply after mid October get a thin enveloppe.

The benefit of the rolling admissions is that you get an answer by early January. An acceptance from a school like Michigan by January 15 is a major relief.

By Marc_Posth (Marc_Posth) on Wednesday, July 28, 2004 - 08:42 am: Edit

by a thin envelope, do you mean a rejection???

And i'm being an idiot for not searching and i'm answering my own question w/ this list;

Albertus Magnus College (CT)
Albion College (MI)
Alvernia College (PA)
Anderson University (IN)
Athens State University (AL)
Azusa Pacific University (CA)

Baker University (KS)
Baylor University (TX)
Bay Path College (MA)
Beloit College (WI)
Benedict College (SC)
Benedictine College (KS)
Berea College (KY)
Birmingham-Southern College (AL)
Blackburn College
Bradley University (IL)
Bridgewater College (VA)

Cabrini College (PA)
Caldwell College (NJ)
California College of Arts and Crafts (CA)
Canisius College (NY)
Capitol College (MD)
Cardinal Stritch University (WI)
Carlow College (PA)
Carroll College (WI)
Castleton State College (VT)
Cedar Crest College (PA)
Central Missouri State University (MO)
Chaminade University (HI)
Champlain College (VT)
Charleston Southern University (SC)
Chestnut Hill College (PA)
City University (WA)
College of St. Joseph (VT)
College of Saint Rose (NY)
College of Santa Fe (NM)
Columbia College (SC)
Columbia International University (SC)
Concordia University (OR)
Concordia University Wisconsin (WI)
CUNY - Brooklyn College (NY)
CUNY - John Jay College (NY)
CUNY - Medgar Evers College (NY)
CUNY - College of Staten Island (NY)

Davis & Elkins College (WV)
DePaul University (IL)
D’Youville College (NY)

Eastern Connecticut State University (CT)
Eckerd College (FL)
Elizabethtown College (PA)
Elmira College (NY)
Elon University (NC)
Emmanuel College (MA)
Emory & Henry College (VA)
Erskine College (SC)

Ferris State University (MI)
Five Towns College (NY)
Florida Institute of Technology (FL)
Frostburg State University (MD)

Gannon University (PA)
Georgian Court College (NJ)
Georgia Southwestern State University (GA)
Grand Canyon University (AZ)
Gwynedd-Mercy College (PA)

Hamline University (PA)
Heidelberg College (OH)
High Point University (NC)
Husson College (ME)

Iona College (NY)

Johnson State College (VT)

King’s College (PA)

Lasell College (MA)
Le Moyne College (NY)
Limestone College (SC)
Lincoln University (PA)
Loma Linda University (CA)
Long Island University - Brooklyn (NY)
Long Island University - C.W. Post (NY)
Lynchburg College (VA)

Manhattan College (NY)
Marietta College (OH)
Marymount University (VA)
Maryville University of Saint Louis (MO)
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MA)
Mercer University-Atlanta (GA)
Mercyhurst College (PA)
Meredith College (PA)
Millersville University of Pennsylvania (PA)
Mitchell College (CT)
Molloy College (NY)
Morningside College (IA)
Mount Ida College (MA)
Mount Mary College (WI)
Mount Saint Mary College (NY)
Mount St. Mary’s College (CA)
Mount St. Mary’s College (MD)
Mount Vernon College (DC)

Neumann College (PA)
New Mexico State University (NM)
Niagara University (NY)
Nichols College (MA)
North Central College (IL)
Norwich University (VT)
Notre Dame College of Ohio (OH)

Ohio Dominican College (OH)
Ohio Northern University (OH)
Oklahoma Baptist University (OK)
Otis College of Art and Design (CA)

Pacific University (OR)
Pennsylvania State University - Altoona (PA)
Philadelphia University (PA)
Pine Manor College (MA)
Presbyterian College (SC)

Quinnipiac College (CT)

Regis College (MA)
Rider University (NJ)
Rivier College (NH)
Roberts Wesleyan College (NY)
Rockford College (IL)
Rockhurst University (MO)
Rocky Mountain College (MT)

Sacred Heart University (CT)
Saint Anselm College (NH)
St. Edward’s University (TX)
Saint Francis College (PA)
St. John’s University (NY)
Saint Joseph’s College of Maine (ME)
Saint Joseph’s University (PA)
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (IN)
Saint Mary’s College (IN)
Saint Mary’s College (MI)
Saint Mary’s College of California (CA)
St. Thomas University (FL)
San Francisco Art Institute (CA)
San Francisco State University (CA)
School of Visual Arts (NY)
Schreiner College (TX)
Seton Hall University (NJ)
Seton Hill College (PA)
Simpson College (IA)
Southeastern University (DC)
Southern Methodist University (TX)
Southern Vermont College (VT)
Spring Arbor College (MI)
SUNY at Brockport (NY)
SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome (NY)
SUNY College at Purchase (NY)
SUNY at Stony Brook (NY)
Stephens College (MO)
Sterling College (VT)

Talladega College (AL)
Thomas More College (KY)
Tusculum College (TN)
Tuskegee University (AL)

Union College (KY)
University of Akron (OH)
University of Baltimore (MD)
University of Bridgeport (CT)
University of Dayton (OH)
University of Great Falls (MT)
University of Hartford (CT)
University of Maine at Fort Kent (ME)
University of Maine at Machias (ME)
University of Massachusetts-Lowell (MA)
University of Missouri-Columbia (MO)
University of New Haven (CT)
University of New Orleans (LA)
University of Pittsburgh (PA)
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford (PA)
University of St. Thomas (MN)
University of the Arts (PA)
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (PA)
University of Tulsa (OK)
Utica College of Syracuse University (NY)

Voorhees College (SC)

Walsh University (OH)
Warner Pacific College (OR)
Wartburg College (OH)
Waynesburg College (PA)
Webster University (MO)
Wesley College (DE)
Western Carolina University (NC)
Western New England College (MA)
Western Oregon University (OR)
Westminster College (MO)
West Virginia Wesleyan College (WV)
Wheeling Jesuit University (WV)
Widener University (PA)
Wilberforce University (OH)
William Penn University (IA)
William Woods University (MO)
Wilmington College (DE)
Wilson College (PA)
Winston-Salem State University (NC)

By Mominin (Mominin) on Wednesday, July 28, 2004 - 09:38 am: Edit

Purdue University in West Lafayette IN has rolling admissions also.

By Anovice (Anovice) on Wednesday, July 28, 2004 - 09:56 am: Edit

thin packet means rejection- or at least that's what I've heard.

By Marc_Posth (Marc_Posth) on Wednesday, July 28, 2004 - 10:21 am: Edit

so for michigan, if you apply mid-october, the chances of rejection are very high? Even though it's only by one month?

By Hopkinslax (Hopkinslax) on Wednesday, July 28, 2004 - 11:25 am: Edit

Rugters University also has rolling

By Alexandre (Alexandre) on Wednesday, July 28, 2004 - 11:37 am: Edit

The Michigan deadline is February 2. However, most applications that come in November, December and January are usualy rejected. Most applicatrions come in by late September. So you want your application in by late September are the latest. It is an easy application form. Michigan only has a couple of small statements of purpose. No tough essays or anything like that.

And yes, a thin envelope is usually not a good thing.

By Shennie (Shennie) on Wednesday, July 28, 2004 - 12:22 pm: Edit

Wisconsin also has rolling admissions. Applying early is better than applying later.

By Boomer01 (Boomer01) on Wednesday, July 28, 2004 - 01:05 pm: Edit

If you apply early, but are in the process of retaking SATs do they wait for your new scores before making a decision?

By Destinypath (Destinypath) on Wednesday, July 28, 2004 - 01:24 pm: Edit

Hillsdale College also has rolling admissions.

By Boomer01 (Boomer01) on Wednesday, July 28, 2004 - 01:51 pm: Edit

anyone know?

By Jersey220 (Jersey220) on Wednesday, July 28, 2004 - 05:17 pm: Edit

The time of application should not make you or break you at Michigan. I applied around Winter Break and I was accepted mid-Feb. However, the sooner you send it, the better your chances and the earlier you'll know. If you have a 1350, Top 10% with a good courseload, you will probably be accepted to Michigan regardless of time. To say you're automatically rejected if you didnt apply befor October is definitely a stretch.

By Boxmaker1917 (Boxmaker1917) on Wednesday, July 28, 2004 - 11:15 pm: Edit

How do you handle sending in a transcript by October for those schools that use rolling admissions? One could send in test scores taken as a junior and get counselors and teachers to do recommendations early. But what high school would be able to provide senior grades by October? Do you just send in a transcript with grades up through the junior year? Thanks!

By Lucifersam (Lucifersam) on Thursday, July 29, 2004 - 02:19 am: Edit

Rose Hulman Inst of Technology, Manhattanville College, and I think St John's College in Queens also do rolling admissions.

By Boomer01 (Boomer01) on Thursday, July 29, 2004 - 03:08 am: Edit

If you apply early, but are in the process of retaking SATs do they wait for your new scores before making a decision?

Is the answer to this question? yes

By Alexandre (Alexandre) on Thursday, July 29, 2004 - 03:17 am: Edit

Jersey, I somewhat disagree with your assessment. The mean SAT score for the school of Engineering and the College of Arts and Sciences is about 1330. But that includes in-state students. They have it a bit easier. The mean for out of state students into those two colleges is about 1370. Close to 50% of the out-of state students entering those two colleges have SAT scores over 1400. Close to 100% of Michigan's out-of-state entering class graduated in the top 10% of their high school class.

An out-of-state student with a 1350 on her/his SAT who is merely ranked in the top 10% of her/his class is actually more likely to be rejected than accepted. And most applicants are accepted sometime in November. I strongly urge people to apply to Michigan in September...October at the very latest.

By Fonzie (Fonzie) on Thursday, July 29, 2004 - 04:40 am: Edit

I strongly urge applying in September too. According to the MDaily website, they recieve about 2K applicants in the last few days. Clearly people who late have a disadvantage.

By Courtbroadway17 (Courtbroadway17) on Thursday, July 29, 2004 - 08:28 am: Edit

Arizona State has rolling admissions. (My friend just applied on July 1st and got accepted a few days ago...)

By Ledyana (Ledyana) on Thursday, July 29, 2004 - 09:30 am: Edit

Alexandre.. my sister's friend (international) is accepted at the engineering school with a low 1200 on her sat..

By Boomer01 (Boomer01) on Thursday, July 29, 2004 - 09:30 am: Edit

Is UT-austin rolling admissions?

By Boomer01 (Boomer01) on Thursday, July 29, 2004 - 09:44 am: Edit

hey ledyana,
what college did she apply? when did she apply?

By Boomer01 (Boomer01) on Thursday, July 29, 2004 - 09:54 am: Edit


By Drusba (Drusba) on Thursday, July 29, 2004 - 10:00 am: Edit

Applying early to a rolling admissions school gives you some advantage. However, that does not mean applying later is the death knell. Even at Mich many who apply at the last miunte still get in. Nevertheless, it is still best to apply early.

As to the question about how do you get any senior grades to a rolling admissions school if the decision is made before the end of the first semester, the answer is simple: rolling admission schools generally do not use senior grades to determine admission, e.g., Mich uses only sophomore and junior grades. In borderline cases, some may put your decision on hold and ask you to submit first semester senior grades before making a decision.

As to the question as to whether a rolling admssions college will wait for your retake of the SAT before making a decision: no if your file is "complete" before the retake score is sent. Before making any decision a rolling admission college needs an application, official high school transcript through junior year, and the required test score (and anything else the school requires like a recommendation). If all of that is in their hands, they start the process of deciding. Having your first SAT score could thus be enough to trigger the decision process as long as everything else is there. Note, to have the advantage created by applying early means you need to get all required materials in early -- holding off on sending materials that will complete your file after submitting the application just puts you later in line for a decision.

The list of rolling admission schools above which appears to come from Princeton Review is extremely incomplete. Fact is that the majority of colleges in the US use rolling admissions.

As to the "thin" envelope meaning rejection, that is only partly true -- some colleges send out admission letters along with a bunch of other info like housing creating the "fat" envelope, but a large number of colleges simply send out a one page letter of admit in an envelope and other stuff is sent later.

And UT Austin employs rolling admissions with a caveat: because of the Texas 10% rule, where the university is required to accept Texas students in the top 10% of their high school class, Texas tends to put a lot of applicants on hold for decision until towards the end of the application time.

By Boomer01 (Boomer01) on Thursday, July 29, 2004 - 03:10 pm: Edit

So I should finish all my testing before applying as there is no point in applying early if I don't have all my testing done.

By Maggie (Maggie) on Friday, July 30, 2004 - 12:49 am: Edit

Hi there,
Does transfer to Michigan also have rolling admissions?
Do the following colleges have rolling admission?
Indiana U - Bloomington
UMinnesota - Twin cities
UWashington - Seattle

By Dressagechick (Dressagechick) on Friday, July 30, 2004 - 08:39 am: Edit

I have a question about Michigan. My SAT score is currently 1380, but I'm retaking in OCtober and confident that I'll do better. Should I send the application in late September or wait until I get my new scores?

By Alexandre (Alexandre) on Friday, July 30, 2004 - 08:43 am: Edit

What is your GPA (unweighed and weighed) and class rank? Are you taking any AP classes? Have you taken any AP exams?

By Dressagechick (Dressagechick) on Friday, July 30, 2004 - 02:16 pm: Edit

My GPA was a 97 weighted after sophomore year, but it should be higher when they add my junior year grades. School doen't rank. I took AP Euro soph year and got a 5, this year I got a 4 in AP US Hist and English Lang and a 3 in Music Theory. Next year I'm taking 6 APs.

By Alexandre (Alexandre) on Friday, July 30, 2004 - 02:23 pm: Edit

Ok, you DON'T need more than a 1380 on your SAT. Just make sure you apply by late September. I hope Michigan is one of your top choices. It is a great plce to student. Good luck, but you want need it for Michigan. You are practically in.

By Alexandre (Alexandre) on Friday, July 30, 2004 - 02:59 pm: Edit

Ledyana, 1200 for an out of state student at Michigan Engineering is rare. It can happen. Your friend's sister must have been an amzing student in every other respect and must have benefited from three factors:

1) International students with a non-english native language can get a 750 M and 500 V and still get in, if they come from a well known school and have excellent grades.

2) Like many Engineering programs, Michigan is a little easier on females because they want to improve the male/female ratio.

3) She may also come from a very highly underreprestned country.

But I would not count on getting into Michigan Engineering as an out of state student with anything less than a 1300 hundred SAT. Even then, it is still doubtful.

By Lax46 (Lax46) on Friday, July 30, 2004 - 08:18 pm: Edit

A great Christian univ. tucked away in Chicago is North Park University. It has rolling admissions.

By Spiffybrownboy (Spiffybrownboy) on Sunday, August 01, 2004 - 02:45 am: Edit

I applied to UMich right on the crack of Nov/Dec. They didn't actually start reviewing my app. until December 5th or something. Sometime in February I think, I got notice that I was deferred. I had a 1380 and 13/273 class rank (top 5%), strong courseload, great EC's... national recognition and all, and good essays/recs; I applied to Arts and Sciences. I wasn't upset when I got the deferral... in fact I withdrew my app altogether because I had gotten in early decision to JHU... but yea. I always thought if I applied earlier I would have gotten in. Who knows how true this is, but if it is, now I know that I shouldn't procrastinate on something so important.

By Philntex (Philntex) on Sunday, August 01, 2004 - 11:35 am: Edit

UT-Austin is rolling as well.

By Tsdad (Tsdad) on Monday, August 02, 2004 - 09:53 am: Edit


USC does not have rolling admissions. Deadlines are below.

High quality applicants, scholarship candidates, are usually notified before other applicants. Qualified, but not outstanding, applicants may not hear until the late spring.

Fall 2005 Application Deadlines
Part I Applications (Freshman & Transfer)
October 15, 2004

Part II Freshman Scholarship Applicants
December 10, 2004

Part II Freshman Non-Scholarship Applicants
January 10, 2005

Part II All Transfer Applicants
February 1, 2005

By Studyguy346 (Studyguy346) on Tuesday, August 03, 2004 - 04:20 pm: Edit

rolling admission does not clash with ED/EA right? You can apply ED or EA somewhere and still apply to rolling schools?

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