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What is a Rolling-Admission Priority Deadline?

Question: What is a "priority deadline" at a college with rolling admissions? I thought that "rolling" meant that, whenever you send everything in and your file is complete, admission committees will look at you.

Rolling admission does mean exactly what you say, but there’s often a catch. That is, colleges may only continue to evaluate applications until the class is full, so it’s always wise to apply sooner rather than later, if possible, just to be sure that all the freshman spots aren’t taken by the time you get around to submitting all your forms.

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