Monthly Archives: August 2014

Why Getting Into College This Fall Is Easy

For those of you who just graduated from high school this past semester and have applied to colleges, you should be able to breathe a bit easier than you would have in years past.  Sometimes it’s best to be lucky, and for those of you with borderline acceptable college applications, you may just be in luck.  Teenage population numbers have dipped and are projected to keep dipping for the next couple of years.  This means there is a smaller pool of applicants and colleges are scrambling to fill the seats with freshmen, meaning they are ultimately lowering the bar and accepting applicants that simply would not have made the cut last year.

According to the experts, there won’t be any noticeable changes to acceptance rates at elite colleges and universities such as Ivy League schools, but smaller, less selective colleges will be doing everything they can to have full classes, even when it means lowering their standards.

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education is an organization that has been monitoring and tracking graduation projections for over thirty years.  They recently released a report called Knocking on the College Door which included the following observation:

Over the last two decades, colleges and universities have been able to count on an annually growing number of students graduating from the nation’s high schools. But it appears that period of abundance will soon be history.”

Even though, the number of high school graduates has risen and peaked over the past fifteen years it iis expected to decline by up to two hundred thousand this year, according to the Knocking on the College Door report.

So if you are on of those average high school students with average test scores, you still have a great chance at getting accepted at the college or university you apply to.  Don’t waste this golden opportunity.  If you’ve been procrastinating about applying for enrollment for the Fall 2014 Semester you are running out of time but you can still make it if you act now.  Apply, enroll, and start registering for classes.  You’ll be glad you took the leap.

It’s Not Too Late to Enroll in College for Fall Semester

Even though most college deadlines have passed, according to the National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC), nearly 300 colleges have so far reported that they still have room for incoming freshman.  Many colleges are still trying to fill their classes and also tend to lose students in the final weeks before classes start.  When that happens it is referred to as “Summer Melt”.

There are a ton of colleges with very high acceptance rates that you can still apply to and get registered at the last minute.  Here are ten great options for you to consider.

New College of Florida in Sarasota, Florida
St. John’s College in Annapolis
Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri
The University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland
St. John’s College in Sante Fe, New Mexico
Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon
Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois
Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois
Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin
Marlboro College in Marlboro, Vermont

Many people who are considering enrolling in college this year feel like they have waited to long so they may as well wait until the Spring semester, but that would be a big mistake.  When you put off enrolling in school the odds go against you astronomically that you will enroll the following semester.  Most people move on with other things such as work and family.  You owe it to yourself to at least make the effort and see if you can still get registered for Fall classes at the school of your choosing.  Online courses are a great alternative as well.  Just remember, it’s still not to late to enroll!  But the clock is ticking and you need to act now.

Colleges with 100 Percent Acceptance Rates in 2014

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Here’s a partial list of colleges and universities that had 100% acceptance rates at least one semester over the past two years:

  • Everest University Online
  • Everglades University
  • Tougaloo College
  • Academy of Art University
  • American Public University System
  • Baker College of Flint
  • Boston Architectural College
  • College of St. Thomas More
  • Chancellor University
  • Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Pikeville
  • Washburn University

We will be adding more colleges and universities to this list as more reports on acceptance rates and admissions become available.