By Alisa Pirko
It’s hard and frustrating when applying to colleges and wondering if it’s the right fit for you. The most important part of the admissions process is submitting the college application on time.
There are four different types of college deadlines. One is regular decision. If you apply through regular decision there is no limit to the number of schools you can apply to, especially since you have not committed to a school. The second type of college deadline is early decision. This deadline is for students who have their mind set on one school. When applying to a college through early decision and a college accepts you, you cannot break the contract or you will be charged a fee. The third type of deadline is early action which is you are not obligated to attend any college that you had applied to. You can continue to apply to other colleges and choose from any one that has accepted you. Finally, the last deadline is rolling admissions, which is when they start evaluating applications as soon as they came in and send out letters as soon as they make a decision.
It’s most important to meet application deadlines for financial aid packages and scholarships that you don’t want to miss out on. So seniors keep applying and be on the lookout for those upcoming deadlines. See your guidance counselor with any questions.