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Why Colleges are Moving Up Their Deadlines

We Hope Your Application Is In! There’s A Reason Colleges Are Moving Up Their Deadlines For Admission And Academic Scholarship Applications!

A survey by the National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC) found that the average college admissions counselor was responsible for 514 applications in 2009, up from 423 the previous year. At Purdue, where each admissions officer handles about 1,200 applications, “we encourage students to apply in September and October because we can’t possibly read that kind of volume in one or two months,” says admissions dean, Pamela Horne. Even at private colleges, admissions officers take an average of 15 minutes for the first read of each application.

Source:U.S. News & World Report, November 15, 2010

Publication Date: December 2010