In our last post, we detailed how to prepare for college application season starting freshman year. Once you’ve checked all those boxes, you’ll not only have your application all ready to go, you’ll also be an amazing candidate for your dream schools. Now that you’re ready to apply, it’s time to figure out WHEN to apply.
You may have heard of different deadlines for “rolling admission,” “early decision,” “early action” and “regular decision.” But what do those terms even mean?
Early Action (EA)
Restrictive Early Action (REA)
Early Decision (ED)
Keep in Mind:
Each school might have additional deadlines for honors programs, or an additional application or deadline for scholarships and financial aid.
If applying for financial aid, you should aim to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as January 1st. This will help ensure that you receive the highest possible amount of financial aid.
It is crucial that you make a calendar to keep track of all the deadlines for your schools!
Also remember that dates and definitions may vary slightly by school. Check out the admission’s section of the school’s official website or call the admissions office to confirm the school’s deadlines and policies.
Verto’s Early Enrollment
Verto has an early enrollment program that can help make your application process much smoother.
Much like the common app, you can apply to any of our partner schools all in one go directly through Verto, allowing you to streamline the application process.
When you apply to universities early through Verto’s Early Enrollment, you are letting those schools know they are your top picks. The fact that your admission would be for spring enrollment can increase your chances of acceptance as well. Applying through Verto can give you the best opportunity to get into your dream schools.
And commitment-phobes, you can exhale because the applications are totally non- binding.
The cherry on top? You will get an admission decision in 2-4 weeks which is WAY before the typical April 1st decision deadline.
Picture this: You apply to the universities of your choice via Verto’s Early Enrollment and within a month you know that not only are you going on the adventure of a lifetime with Verto in the fall, you’re also all set to start at your dream school in the spring when you return.
When you apply through Verto, you can have everything confirmed and planned out by the beginning of your senior year!
We hope this breakdown helps alleviate some of those pre-college jitters. And to save you some major sweat, we’ve also made a timeline for how to prepare for college during each year of high school. Check out that post here.
At Verto, we want YOU to find the perfect post-high school plans for YOU. We’d love to help you plan for an epic start to college with a Verto semester abroad. Reach out to our team to learn more!