May 5, 2010

College Survey Shows Space, Housing, and Financial Aid Still Available for the Fall

Back by popular demand, the National Association for College Admission Counseling’s annual “Space Availability Survey: Openings for Qualified Students” was released today. And a surprising number of colleges and universities throughout the country are continuing to accept applications for fall enrollment—even at this late date.

According to NACAC, at least 240 schools have space available for qualified freshman and/or transfer students and nearly all have financial aid and housing to offer. The annual survey asks NACAC member institutions to provide information on the availability of space, financial aid, and housing as of May 1, 2010 or after the close of the traditional college admissions season. In its 23rd year, the survey is designed as a tool for counselors, parents and teachers as they work with students who have not completed the process for one reason or another.

Locally, Trinity Washington University is still accepting applications from prospective freshman as well as transfer students. “Trinity continues to welcome applications from students who are interested in a dynamic college experience in the nation’s capital,” said Ann Pauley, Trinity’s Vice President for Institutional Advancement. “Financial aid and limited housing are also available for the fall of 2010.”

In Maryland, the College of Notre Dame, Hood College, and Stevenson University indicate they will consider qualified freshman and transfer students, but UMBC suggests that remaining space, financial aid, and housing are “limited.” Mary Baldwin College, Roanoke, and the University of Virginia’s College at Wise also show at least some space and resources left for prospective freshmen and transfers.

Note that the colleges and universities listed on the NACAC survey are subject to change. It's possible that more will be included as time goes on.Listing on the NACAC survey implies only space available. Students must contact institutions directly for application information, and admission will be contingent on each institution’s review of individual candidates.

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