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The List is Out: 279 Colleges with Enrollment Openings

The List is Out: 279 Colleges with Enrollment Openings

Still haven't made your final college decision? Choose from 279 schools.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph

May 04, 2011

Throughout the entire school year, news outlets, guidance counselors and even your close relatives tout the complexity and competitiveness of the college admissions process. While May 1 requires students to make that final college decision, the week after reveals a softer side to the whole ordeal.

Future college students see that the “final college decision” isn’t so final. There is still time to pick a school as well as a chance to change your mind.

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Today, the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) published their annual list of colleges that are still accepting applications from first-time and transfer students for the 2011 – 2012 school year. A total of 279 colleges have openings, 71% of which are private and 29% public. Of both the private and public institutions, 265 have available spaces for freshmen and 278 have room for transfer students.

Geographically, these colleges spread throughout 44 states, Washington D.C. and even overseas. In fact, there are 12 international colleges on the list, like The American University in Rome and University of St. Andrews in the United Kingdom. Schools also range in size – from Albion College in Michigan to Arizona State College.

Even better, almost every school on the list still has financial aid available from the institution as well, albeit some have very limited funds left.

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To apply to one of these schools with openings, you must contact the school directly. The NACAC website provides a simple way of getting in touch with the appropriate admission officer at the school. This list will be made available by NACAC until July 1, 2011. Colleges and universities are asked to update the information as frequently as possible so prospective students are seeing the most current list of colleges with enrollment openings.

To see the full list of schools with available spots, click here.


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