There are 5 major types of college admission application schedules. Most colleges offer a their own mix of them. The question asked by many students and parents is whether choosing any specific one of the following schedules affects getting in:
I called college admission offices to discuss the impact of timing on admission application decisions. Most agreed that if a student knows he wants to attend a specific college that he should try to apply during an early schedule period so that he can be considered for scholarships. The majority of college admissions representatives also agreed that students who are rejected during early application would most likely be rejected during regular application periods. So there you have it-applying early is not likely to hurt your admission chances. And, if you were going to be rejected, it is best to know early enough to have time to apply to other colleges.