It's not too late! If you are a high school senior who hasn't yet enrolled in a college (for whatever reason), there's still time, believe it or not. Yes, May 1 is the traditional deadline for enrollment deposits for the vast majority of colleges and universities in America, but you would be surprised just how many schools still have openings and would welcome both your interest and money.
Don't think that all these so-called "space-available" schools are ones you've never heard of. How about the University of Florida or the University of Arizona? There are others, too. So, where can you find out which schools are still open for students this fall?
The National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC)has just released its annual Space Availability Survey Results for 2010. Here, quoted from the survey's introduction, is how it can help you:
Openings for Qualified Students
Search by state for openings at NACAC-member colleges and universities. Then click on the "Contact Info" link if you would like more information from the college/university about how to apply. For more information on the results of the survey, visit NACAC's Press Room and read the survey fact sheet.
Many colleges are added to the list after the initial May 4th deadline, so be sure the check back.
Colleges and Universities: Participation in the survey is limited to NACAC-member Principal Representatives. If you would like to add your college to the listing or update your current listing, please click on the link below. You will be prompted to log-in to the site.
Just a few sample listings:
|Albright College||PA||Limited||Yes||Private||1,000-4,999||Yes||Limited||Contact Info|
|Alfred University||NY||Limited||Limited||Private||1,000-4,999||Limited||Limited||Contact Info|
|Alvernia University||PA||Yes||Yes||Private||1,000-4,999||Yes||Yes||Contact Info|
|Alverno College||WI||Yes||Yes||Private||1,000-4,999||Yes||Yes||Contact Info|
|Anderson University||SC||Yes||Yes||Private||1,000-4,999||Yes||Yes||Contact Info|
|Angelo State University||TX||Yes||Yes||Public||5,000-9,999||Yes||Yes||Contact Info|
|Arcadia University||PA||Limited||Limited||Private||1,000-4,999||Yes||Yes||Contact Info|
|Armstrong Atlantic State Universiy||GA||Yes||Yes||Public||5,000-9,999||Yes||Yes||Contact Info|
|Ashland University||OH||Yes||Yes||Private||5,000-9,999||Yes||Yes||Contact Info|
|Atlanta Christian College||GA||Yes||Yes||Private||1-1,000||Yes||Limited||Contact Info|
And, as noted above, some of the more prominent schools:
|University of Arizona||AZ||Yes||Yes||Public||20,000+||Yes||Limited||Contact Info|
|University of Arkansas||AR||Yes||Yes||Public||15,000-19,999||Limited||Yes||Contact Info|
|University of Florida||FL||No||Limited||Public||20,000+||Limited||Limited||Contact Info|
|University of Hartford||CT||Yes||Yes||Private||1,000-4,999||Limited||Yes||Contact Info|
|University of Idaho||ID||Yes||Yes||Public||10,000-14,999||Limited||Yes||Contact Info|
|University of Iowa||IA||No||Limited||Public||20,000+||Limited||Limited||Contact Info|
|University of Maine at Fort Kent||ME||Yes||Yes||Public||1,000-4,999||Yes||Yes||Contact Info|
|University of Massachusetts Lowell||MA||Yes||Yes||Public||5,000-9,999||Yes||Yes||Contact Info|
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