College & Workforce Readiness

Undecided High School Seniors: Colleges Still Have Space and Aid

By Caralee J. Adams — May 03, 2013 1 min read
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The May 1 deadline to commit to a college has come and gone, but many schools want students to know that they still have room in the fall.

The National Association for College Admission Counseling released the results of its annual Space Availability Survey Thursday, and at least 210 colleges and universities still have openings and financial aid to offer qualified freshman and transfer students. Of the institutions surveyed, 28 percent are public colleges and 72 percent are private. Nearly all (99 percent) responded that they have housing space for incoming students.

The information is helpful for students who missed the application deadline or did not get into the school of their choice, but still want to go to college.

The survey results and contact information for schools with openings are on the NACAC website and will be updated as availability changes through June 28. The survey is voluntary and is limited to 1,350 U.S. NACAC member four-year colleges.

A version of this news article first appeared in the College Bound blog.