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A Surprising Number of Colleges Accept Applications After January 15

You might be surprised to know that the college application period for senior year is not over. Although the application deadline for most colleges and universities is either January 1 or January 15, this is not true across the board. Several colleges accept applications after this date, meaning that students can further expand their options by applying to any of the great colleges with deadlines that fall later in the year.

Here is a list of several notable institutions with upcoming deadlines. Though certainly not exhaustive, it’s a starting point for exploring the wide range of options still available to college applicants.

Deadlines in late January:

  • University of Maryland–College Park
  • University of Puerto Rico (several campuses)
  • Bethesda University of California
  • SUNY Maritime College
  • United States Naval Academy
  • Warren Wilson College
  • Western Washington University

Deadlines in February:

  • Baylor University
  • Colorado State University
  • Creighton University
  • DePaul University
  • Howard University
  • Miami University–Oxford
  • North Carolina State University
  • Ohio State University–Columbus
  • Seattle Pacific University
  • Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Stony Brook University–SUNY
  • United States Military Academy
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Maryland­–Baltimore County
  • University of Massachusetts–Lowell
  • University of Michigan
  • University of New England
  • University of New Hampshire
  • University of North Carolina–Asheville
  • University of North Carolina–Wilmington
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Portland
  • University of Rhode Island
  • University of Wisconsin–Madison

Deadlines in March:

  • Austin College
  • Coe College
  • East Carolina University
  • Flagler College
  • Georgia State University
  • Hanover College
  • Manhattanville College
  • Monmouth University
  • Montclair State University
  • Moravian College
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Randolph-Macon College
  • Rhode Island College
  • Rowan University
  • Temple University
  • University at Albany–SUNY
  • University of Dayton
  • University of Massachusetts–Boston
  • University of North Carolina–Greensboro
  • University of Scranton
  • University of South Florida
  • University of South Florida–Saint Petersburg
  • Washington & Jefferson College
  • Wells College
  • Westfield State University

Deadlines in April:

  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
  • Georgia College and State University
  • Gustavus Adolphus College
  • Illinois State University
  • Keene State College
  • Louisiana State A&M
  • Methodist College
  • Morgan State University
  • New College of Florida
  • Plymouth State University
  • Salem State University
  • Springfield College
  • St. Vincent College
  • SUNY–New Paltz
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Nevada–Reno
  • University of New Hampshire–Manchester
  • University of Utah

Deadlines in May:

  • Arizona State University
  • Canisius College
  • Carroll College
  • Clemson University
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Georgia Southern University
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Indiana University-Purdue University–Indianapolis
  • Kansas State University
  • Kean University
  • Kennesaw State University
  • Kent State University
  • Norfolk State University
  • Regent University
  • Texas State University           
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • University of Nevada–Las Vegas
  • University of South Florida–Sarasota-Manatee
  • University of St. Thomas
  • Virginia State University
  • Washington State University
  • Winthrop University

Deadlines in June:

  • Albany State University
  • Auburn University
  • Augusta University
  • Columbus State University
  • Elizabeth City State University
  • Keystone College
  • Metropolitan State University
  • Oregon State University
  • University of Alaska Anchorage
  • University of Houston
  • University of Texas at San Antonio
  • University of the District of Columbia
  • University of Washington Tacoma
  • University of West Florida
  • University of West Georgia
  • Valdosta State University

Deadlines in July:

  • Alabama State University
  • Bowling Green State University
  • Central Michigan University
  • Dalton State College
  • Georgia Southwestern State University
  • Henderson State University
  • Iowa State University
  • Mercer University
  • Missouri State University
  • Northwestern State University
  • Ohio State University–Regional
  • Piedmont College
  • Samford University
  • Silicon Valley University
  • South Carolina State University
  • Southeast Missouri State University
  • Tarleton State University
  • University of Akron
  • University of Greenwich
  • University of Hawaii at Hilo
  • University of Memphis
  • University of New Orleans
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke
  • University of North Georgia
  • University of South Alabama
  • University of Texas at Dallas
  • University of Texas at El Paso
  • University of Wisconsin–Parkside
  • Winona State University

Deadlines in August:

  • Arkansas State University
  • Cleveland State University
  • Columbia College
  • Concordia University (several campuses)
  • Edgewood College
  • Grambling State University
  • Indiana State University
  • Jackson State University
  • Nevada State College
  • North Carolina Central University
  • North Dakota State University
  • St. Joseph’s College New York–Suffolk Campus
  • St. Joseph’s College, New York
  • Tennessee State University
  • University of Alabama–Huntsville
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of Colorado Denver
  • University of Idaho
  • University of Michigan–Flint
  • University of Minnesota–Duluth
  • University of Missouri­–St. Louis
  • University of Nebraska–Omaha
  • University of North Texas
  • University of Northwestern–St. Paul
  • University of South Carolina–Aiken
  • University of South Carolina–Beaufort
  • University of Tennessee–Chattanooga
  • University of Tennessee–Martin
  • University of Wisconsin–Superior
  • University of Wisconsin–Whitewater
  • University of Wyoming
  • West Virginia State University
  • West Virginia University

Rolling deadlines:

(Note: these colleges accept and review applications on an ongoing basis, so there is no official deadline; as a general rule though, the sooner you apply, the better.)

  • Alfred University
  • Baker College (several campuses)
  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
  • Bradley University
  • California State University (several campuses)
  • Chicago State University
  • Clarkson University
  • Dakota State University
  • Delta State University
  • Everest University (several campuses)
  • Gallaudet University
  • Goddard College
  • Graceland University
  • Greensboro College
  • Hannibal-LaGrange University
  • Hillsdale College
  • Hollins University
  • Holy Names University
  • Hunter College
  • Indiana University Bloomington
  • Iowa Wesleyan College
  • Jacksonville State University
  • Johnson C. Smith University
  • Kansas Wesleyan University
  • Kentucky State University
  • La Sierra University
  • Lander University
  • Laurel University
  • Liberty University
  • Limestone College
  • MacMurray College
  • Manhattan College
  • Marygrove College
  • Mayville State University
  • McMurry University
  • Menlo College
  • Michigan State University
  • Molloy College
  • Monroe College
  • North Central College
  • North Park University
  • Northeastern University
  • Notre Dame of Maryland University
  • Olivet College
  • Pace University
  • Paine College
  • Pennsylvania State University (several campuses)
  • Piedmont International University
  • Point University
  • Purchase College
  • Robert Morris University Illinois
  • Rockford University
  • Shaw University
  • Southwestern University
  • State University of New York (several campuses)
  • Sterling College
  • Stillman College
  • The King’s College
  • Touro College
  • United States Air Force Academy
  • United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • University at Buffalo
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Bridgeport
  • University of Charleston
  • University of Dallas
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Maine
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of New Haven
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Tulsa
  • Vanguard University of Southern California
  • Wake Forest University
  • Washington College
  • Webster University
  • Westminster College

Of course, these deadlines are subject to change. I encourage you to confirm the cut-off date with any college you plan to apply to, to ensure you that do not miss their deadline. If you decide to apply to any of these schools, good with your applications!


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