Preparing for College

Colleges with Late Deadlines for Strong Student

Question: I'm a parent who would like to find out what schools would still accept applications (in mid-March or beyond) for a very strong student.

It's impossible to responsibly recommend colleges without knowing about the "very strong student" in question (prospective major, geographic and school-size preferences, SAT or ACT scores, etc.) The College Board used to include a handy item on their “Matchmaker" questionnaire that said, "Application deadline not passed," which was a great way to find the most selective colleges that were still accepting applications and which ticked many boxes on the student's must-have list. But they did away with it a couple years ago and I miss it a lot ... especially at this time of year. So now I am stuck relying on my intuition and experience when finding 11th-hour schools for high school seniors.

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