Colleges Begin to Report Early Application Numbers for the Class of 2019, Some Colleges Extend Early Admission Deadlines
With the start of November, we’re less than two months away from regular decision deadlines! Seniors may be feeling the heat, but it’s important to keep your cool and remember to use your time wisely to finish your remaining college applications.
One of the most important college admissions tasks that families can do is stay up to date on the latest news and developments. With everything going on, it can be hard to do, so at we’ve made it a little easier by bringing the latest news to you every Friday.
Here are some of the top stories in admissions and higher education from this past week:
- Most early application deadlines have passed, and now admissions offices are tallying up the applications and beginning the decision process. This year,University of Pennsylvania reported a 5% increase in early applications for the Class of 2019 – giving the school an all-time high number of early apps at 5,390.
- Dartmouth College reported a 10% increase in early applications for the Class of 2019, also a record-high for the college.
- Some colleges have extended their early application deadlines, in some cases for students applying to certain programs. The University of Chicago extended the early application deadline to Nov. 15 ONLY for students applying for need-based financial aid, George Mason University extended to Nov. 10, Johns Hopkins University extended to Nov. 10, and Southern Methodist University extended to Nov. 9, just to name a few. Read the linked article for additional extensions and more information.
- A new study suggests that random outside events, like air pollution, during standardized tests can affect scores and future income.
- A Kaplan survey released this week found that many students still hold misconceptions about colleges preferring the SAT over the ACT, when in reality all colleges weigh them equally.
- The University of California announced that it wouldconsider a five percent tuition increase every year for the next five years.
- Our November newsletter came out this week! In this month’s edition: How to identify and solve grade problems, tips for parents to stay supportive and sane during the college admissions process, andgreat college programs for aspiring entrepreneurs.
- IvyWise intern Sarah gives some insight into what made her choose to attend Colby College – and how a change of scenery can be great.
- Cornell University plans to add four new MOOCs in 2015.
- Yale University launched a virtual admissions interview program in an effort to connect more alumni with applicants from their hometowns.
- How do you know if you’ve chosen the right major?
What do you think of the increase in early applications this year? Are you planning to take advantage of early application deadline extensions? Tell us in the comments below!