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  • Writer's pictureJennifer Tracewell

What Colleges Are Still Accepting Applications?

Hey, Senior! You missed some deadlines or maybe you didn't think you wanted to go to college? Perhaps you changed your mind and want new options? You are in luck! There are a number of colleges still accepting applications for admissions — great schools to provide you with a pathway to your dreams. As of today, over 900 colleges are still accepting applications and about 125 have Fall admission deadlines within the next thirty days. Many upcoming deadlines are March 1, so hustle and spend your long weekend doing those last-minute applications! Check out this College Simply Application Deadline List. Always confirm the dates directly with your college.

If you're using the Common App for any of your college applications, now is the perfect time to use their filter setting for application deadlines! We love how you can sort data here — you can filter for college location, your start date, and whether or not they have application fees or writing requirements, in addition to the deadlines!

This simple filter of an application deadline on or after March 1 yields 702 results! And this is only the colleges that actually use the Common App, so the number is much greater. Breathe a sigh of relief and get working on that application!

Many college application deadlines, especially larger state schools and competitive universities, fall between November and February. For example, Oregon State University states on their admissions website that "applications must be submitted on or before February 1 for regular admission consideration and consideration for university scholarships." However, their rolling admissions deadline is July 28, 2022 — you won’t be fully considered for their scholarships, but you will be considered for admission. If you have questions, call the admissions office!

An Oregon powerhouse university with a priority application deadline that hasn't even passed yet is Oregon Tech — March 1 is their priority deadline for scholarships, meaning you still have time to apply and take advantage of all their scholarships! Oregon Tech is truly one of the hidden gems of our state. It's the only polytechnic university in Oregon, meaning they specialize in engineering, technology, healthcare, business, communication, and applied sciences. Most dramatically, Oregon Tech has the highest employment rate of new undergraduates as well as the highest average starting salary of colleges in Oregon ($60,000).

I haven't even mentioned yet all the community colleges in Oregon! Oregonians seeking a two-year degree or a certificate or licensed program are served by 17 fantastic community colleges with campuses all over the state, and they have rolling admissions which I mentioned above. The only real deadline here is June 1, which is the deadline for submitting the Oregon Promise application, which is a grant to help cover tuition for up to 90 credits at any community college in Oregon. (Don't forget to also file your FAFSA application, also required for the Oregon Promise Grant.)

Perhaps you have your heart set on spreading your wings and flying further than Oregon. Yes, you've procrastinated, but there's still a large number of colleges out in the big wide world that haven't shut their admissions doors. Big Future, the college planning resource arm of the College Board, is also a great resource for college searches. Apply by March 1 and you could land at Colorado School of Mines or Whitworth University. April 1 still gets your application into the University of Utah (a WUE school!) and May 1 could land you at Carroll College in Montana. There are dozens and dozens of options, so start your hunt and don't put this off any longer.

I hope we've convinced you that it's not too late to apply to college! Procrastinate no more and take back your future. Please reach out to your counselor or advisor if you need help getting started; we are here to provide support and motivation!

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