COLLEGE ADMISSIONS OPTIONS
Early Action is an admissions procedure to notify students of an early admission to college. Students do not need to accept the offer of admission and my file other applications.
Early Decision is a procedure in which students submit an application early to one college. As part of this plan, students are required to sign a statement agreeing to accept the offer of admission. Students must then withdraw applications from other colleges if accepted under Early Decision. Early Decision plans are binding.
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Rolling Admission means that students can submit their applications up to a certain date determined by the college. Students are usually notified of the decision within 4-6 weeks.
Onsite Admission is when a representative from the college comes and meets with students who have interest in the college. The representative will review the transcript, test scores, and completed application and will inform the student at that time of the decision.
COLLEGE ADMISSIONS DECISIONS
Offer of Conditional Admittance is acceptance to a college provided that you maintain your academic performance for the remainder of the year. A college can revoke your acceptance if your grades fall significantly, if your course rigor changes or you are involved in a disciplinary action.
Denial is a final decision not to offer admission. Students can apply again after completing at least a semester of college coursework elsewhere.
Deferment is a delay of admission until a later time. Many competitive colleges will defer applications submitted in the fall to the spring in order to receive additional grades and other information.
Wait List means that you meet the admission requirements but the college has accepted all they have room to accommodate at that time. If an opening becomes available you may be offered admission. If you are added to a waitlist you should follow any instructions provided by the institution to remain on the waitlist.