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What's the difference between rolling admissions and regular decision?

Hey, I'm a bit confused about the college application process. Can someone please explain the difference between rolling admissions and regular decision? Thanks in advance!

9 months ago

Hi there! It's common for students to have questions about the college application process. I'd be happy to help clarify the difference between rolling admissions and regular decision.

Rolling admissions is a more flexible process in which colleges evaluate applications as they are received. This means that there is no specific deadline for submission, and you can apply anytime within a certain period, usually extending for several months. Colleges will review applications and make decisions on an ongoing basis, so it's generally better to apply earlier when more spots are available.

On the other hand, regular decision has a set deadline, usually in January. All applications submitted by the deadline are reviewed together, and decisions are sent out at the same time, typically in March or April. With regular decision, all students have an equal opportunity to be considered for admission, regardless of when they submit their applications.

Good luck!

9 months ago

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