Rolling College Admissions

The early bird gets the worm- even in the college application cycle. Each school falls under a different category for application deadlines and decision dates. In this article, we will discuss the schools that offer rolling admission. 

What is Rolling Admission in College Applications?

Rolling admissions means that there is not a set date in which you must submit your application by because they will evaluate the applications as they come in. Typically, a school will begin accepting rolling applications in September or October and continue accepting them until they have filled their class. For the applicant, this means that the earlier you submit your application, the more available seats there are in the incoming class. Typically, schools will notify you of a decision around 6-10 weeks after you submit. Of course, this varies depending on the specific institution and some have been known to notify students as quickly as 2-3 weeks later. This can be a fantastic way to get some early wins at the beginning of your application cycle. It also shows a strong demonstrated interest on your behalf for applying early on. Please ensure you are checking the website of each school for any relevant deadlines you may need to know. Here is a list of the most common schools that offer rolling admission:

University of Alaska Anchorage
Alaska Pacific University

University of Alabama
Faulkner University
Troy University

University of Arkansas
Williams Baptist College
University of Central Arkansas

Arizona State University
Prescott College
University of Arizona

California Baptist University
CSU Long Beach
CSU San Bernardino
Concordia University
Menlo College
San Jose State University
Simpson University
UC Riverside
University of Redlands
University of San Francisco
University of the Pacific

University of Colorado Denver
University of Northern Colorado

Central Connecticut State University
University of New Haven
University of Hartford

Wesley College
Wilmington University

Barry University
Eckerd College
Florida Gulf Coast University
Florida Institute of Technology
University of Central Florida
University of North Florida
University of South Florida
University of Tampa

Berry College
Piedmont College
Savannah College of Art and Design
University of North Georgia
University of West Georgia

Hawaii Pacific University
BYU- Hawaii
University of Hawaii West Oahu

Clarke University
Drake University
Iowa State University
University of Iowa

William Penn University
Idaho State University
University of Idaho

Chicago State University
Concordia University Chicago
Eastern Illinois University
Illinois State University
Loyola University Chicago
University of Illinois at Chicago

Indiana State University
University of Indiana
Franklin College
Hanover College

Kansas State University
University of Kansas
Baker University
Wichita State University

Kentucky State University
Northern Kentucky University
University of Louisville
Western Kentucky University
Eastern Kentucky University

Loyola University New Orleans
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
University of Louisiana at Monroe
Xavier University of Louisiana

Suffolk University
Regis College
Merrimack College
Northeastern University

Coppin State University
St. Johns College
Towson University
University of Baltimore
Stevenson University

Thomas College
Unity College
University of Maine
University of New England

Western Michigan University
University of Detroit Mercy
University of Michigan- Flint
University of Michigan- Dearborn
Northern Michigan University

Concordia College
Minnesota State University Mankato
University of Minnesota

College of the Ozarks
University of Missouri- KC
University of Missouri- St. Louis
University of Missouri- Columbia
University of Central Missouri

University of Mississippi
Millsaps College
Mississippi College
Mississippi State University

Montana State University
Rocky Mountain College
University of Montana

North Carolina
Catawba College
East Carolina University
Greensboro College
Salem College
UNC Asheville
UNC Charlotte
UNC Greensboro
UNC Pembroke
Wake Forest University

North Dakota
North Dakota State University
Dickinson State University

Creighton University
Union College
University of Nebraska- Lincoln
University of Nebraska- Omaha
University of Nebraska- Kearney

New Hampshire
New England College
University of New Hampshire
Franklin Pierce University

New Jersey
Montclair State University
Rowan University
Seton Hall University
The College of New Jersey
New Jersey Institute of Technology

New Mexico
St. Johns College
New Mexico State University
University of the Southwest

Sierra Nevada College
University of Nevada- Las Vegas
University of Nevada- Reno

New York
Buffalo State College
City College of New York
Hofstra University
St. Bonaventure University
York College
Utica College
University of Buffalo
State University of NY (multiple locations)
Pace University

University of Cincinnati
Ohio Wesleyan University
University of Toledo
Ohio State University
Ohio University

Oklahoma State University
University of Oklahoma
University of Tulsa
Oklahoma Baptist University

University of Portland
Pacific University
Oregon State University
Portland State University
Southern Oregon University

University of Pittsburgh
University of Scranton
Pennsylvania State University
Seton Hill University
Thomas Jefferson University

South Carolina
University of SC (multiple locations)
The Citadel
Coker University
Coastal Carolina University
South Carolina State University

South Dakota
Dakota State University
University of South Dakota
University of Sioux Falls
South Dakota State University

Lipscomb University
East Tennessee State University
Tennessee State University
University of Memphis
University of Tennessee- Martin

Southern Methodist University
Texas State University
Texas College
University of Texas (several locations)
University of Houston
University of Dallas

Southern Utah University
University of Utah
Utah State University

Liberty University
Virginia State University
Sweet Briar College
Shenandoah University
Lynchburg College

Marlboro College
Norwich University
Vermont Technical College

City University of Seattle
Northwest University
Seattle University
Walla Walla University
University of Washington Tacoma
University of Washington Bothell

University of Wisconsin (multiple locations)
Wisconsin Lutheran
Viterbo University

West Virginia
Marshall University
University of Charleston

University of Wyoming

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Former Assistant Director of Admissions at Johns Hopkins University
Former Admissions Officer at Georgetown University Law Center

1 Year in Johns Hopkins Admissions
2 Years in Georgetown Law Admissions
2,000+ Applications Read and Evaluated

Adriana, a Senior Admissions Consultant with honors from Florida State University, is currently pursuing a Master's in Higher Education Administration at Georgetown. With extensive experience at both Georgetown Law and Johns Hopkins University, she specializes in assessing a wide range of applications. Adriana's focus is on guiding students to find their unique path in the admissions process and thrive academically.

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