Seniors--Are you still without a college option?

<p>With the May 1 deadline looming, some seniors have no clue where they plan to enroll.</p>

<p>Is this YOU?</p>

<p>If so, why are you still without a college? Is it because ..</p>

<p>** -you can't afford any of the colleges that accepted you? </p>

<p>-you don't like any of the colleges that accepted you or you've significantly changed your college preferences (e.g., size, location, choice of major ... ) since applying?</p>

<p>-you are applying to rolling-admission or open-admission colleges with late deadlines?</p>

<p>-you have another reason not included here?**</p>

<p>If you're still uncertain of your plans, note that the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) will publish their annual Space Availability Survey on May 4th. (See NACAC</a> Homepage ) This is a state-by-state listing of all colleges that still have places for freshmen (and transfers, too). The list always includes schools whose official application deadlines have long past but where there are spots open nonetheless. Some of these schools also have financial aid to offer, especially for candidates who are at the upper end of their typical applicant pool. Every year I'm always surprised to see some well-known colleges on this list. </p>

<p>So, if you're unhappy with your current options, take a look on or after May 4th. But, in the meantime, do realize that, if you don't make a deposit somewhere by May 1, you may lose your spot at the colleges that have admitted you already.</p>

<p>Thanks for this post.</p>

<p>does that mean we can still apply?</p>

<p>I got lucky; recently got my late financial aid package from the one reach that accepted me. Before this, the only affordable options were (1) a state flagship that has yet to learn that my family just moved out of state, but would have changed my rates once it found out, rendering it unaffordable and (2) a school I would have to commute to from another state.</p>

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<p>When the NACAC Space Availability Survey comes out on Wednesday, you can apply to any college that is listed. However, read the list carefully, because you will see that some colleges may be offering spaces only to transfers and not to freshmen, and some may indicate that they have no financial aid left.</p>

<p>Here's the link to the Space Availability list that was posted today: Space</a> Availability Survey Results 2011 </p>

<p>Note that there may be additions to this list as more colleges report in, but some of the colleges that are currently showing vacancies might fill up soon, so act quickly, if you're interested in any of these schools.</p>

<p>I have a weirdish kind of dilemma...i got admitted in Carnegie Mellon for the course i wanted which is Engineering and Public Policy. And was waitlisted in Brown...
Just today, Brown has sent me a letter saying that they are willing to grant me admission if i accept them. </p>

<p>Now i do not understand what can i choose? The Ivy or Carnegie? Which is a better college for enginering, and more importantly how important is the stamp of an ivy league institution?</p>

<p>What is the cost difference for you btw. CM and Brown? I have a personal love of Brown, but money would be a factor in our family. What deadline did they give you to make a decision?</p>

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<p>I don't know much about the engineering program, but all I can say is I would go with Brown. It just as a better name, and my cousin who goes there says campus life is amazing.</p>