Some students are still working on college applications that are due in January and February. A popular admission application deadline is January 1. Make sure that opportunity does not get overlooked during festivities to ring in the new year.
Admission application deadlines for most colleges are final, meaning that if you miss a deadline you have missed the opportunity to apply to that particular college. If a student does miss the admission deadline for a college, they can still apply to other colleges and universities. There are many colleges with later deadlines occurring between January 15 and April 1.
College applications take anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours to complete depending on whether an essay is required. Some applications require no essay while others require several. It is critical that students avoid waiting until the last minute to complete an application. Colleges pay attention to what students write. The essay is an opportunity to introduce the student to a college and highlight special qualities beyond the GPA and test scores.