This is the week by which students are supposed to make a decision. May 1 is the accept or reject an offer deadline nationally. The exception will be for students on a wait list for a college. Their decisions could come as late as July.
Students who do not officially accept an admission offer by May 1 at most colleges, will lose the admission offer and any scholarship money that was attached to it.
There is more work for students to accomplish during the same time period.
Additionally, some colleges provide a boat-load of info and expect students to develop a college course list for fall term BEFORE they show up at orientation.
Many colleges register students for classes at orientation as early as June. Students who sign up late for orientation may find that some classes are filled.