Colleges with Later Application Deadlines

It’s officially the new year, which means that the majority of college deadlines have passed. Most schools offer early action or early decision deadlines in October. Then, there are UC deadlines in November, and most regular deadlines in December. But there are still many reasons that you may want to continue applying to colleges with later application deadlines.

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Updated for 2024

Why would I want to apply to schools with later deadlines?

The start of the new year can be an insecure time. Maybe you were deferred admission from your first choice and are feeling insecure with your options. Maybe the chaos of the holiday season distracted you from getting everything done in time, and you’re looking for a little extra security. These are both good reasons to apply to an extra school or two.

There are a number of practical reasons for which you’d want to apply to a school with a later deadline. Buying yourself extra time can give you the opportunity to try for a higher ACT, SAT, or SAT Subject score, which will boost your odds of admission. Similarly, if you are looking for a boost to your GPA, waiting for your first semester senior grades to come out can give you just that.

No matter the reason, you can rest assured that there are plenty of good schools with deadlines later than January 1. Below, you can read a complete list of schools with later deadlines, arranged by date. We have included deadlines in February through March, but there are also many schools with application deadlines that extend all the way to August in some cases. However, as a general rule, the more competitive colleges will have earlier application dates so that their admissions department can have plenty of time to make decisions.

Schools with February Deadlines:

Abilene Christian University 2/1 (late application 4/1)
Appalachian State University 2/1
Baylor University 2/1
Birmingham-Southern College 2/1
Brigham Young University–Hawaii 2/1
Brigham Young University–Idaho 2/1
Bryant University 2/1
Butler University 2/1
Christopher Newport University 2/1
City University of New York: Baruch College 2/1
College of the Atlantic 2/1
Colorado State University 2/1
DePaul University 2/1
DePauw University 2/1
Drew University 2/1
Endicott College 2/1
Gonzaga University 2/1
Hanover College 2/1
Hobart and William Smith Colleges 2/1
Hope International University 2/1
Howard University 2/1
Ithaca College 2/1
La Sierra University 2/1
Maryland Institute College of Art 2/1
MCPHS University 2/1
Miami University: Oxford 2/1
Morehouse College 2/1
Mount St. Mary’s University 2/1
Muhlenberg College 2/1
Ohio State University: Columbus Campus 2/1
Old Dominion University 2/1
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences 2/1
Queen’s University 2/1
Quinnipiac University 2/1
Radford University 2/1
Ramapo College of New Jersey 2/1
Roger Williams University 2/1
Rollins College 2/1
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology 2/1
Saint Anselm College 2/1
Sewanee: The University of the South 2/1
Simmons College 2/1
Spelman College 2/1
St. Lawrence University 2/1
Susquehanna University 2/1
SUNY University at Albany 2/1 (rolling)
SUNY University at Stony Brook 2/1
Temple University 2/1
Texas Christian University 2/1
Towson University 2/1
Transylvania University 2/1
Trinity University 2/1
University of Dayton 2/1
University of Mary Washington 2/1
University of Maryland: Baltimore County 2/1
University of Michigan 2/1
University of New Hampshire 2/1
University of North Carolina at Asheville 2/1
University of North Carolina at Wilmington 2/1
University of Portland 2/1
University of Rhode Island 2/1
University of Waterloo 2/1
United States Merchant Marine Academy 2/1
Ursinus College 2/1
Western Carolina University 2/1
Worcester Polytechnic Institute 2/1
University of Massachusetts Lowell 2/5
Allegheny College 2/15
College of Wooster 2/15
Emmanuel College (Massachusetts) 2/15
Iona College 2/15
Marist College 2/15
Meredith College 2/15
Pace University 2/15
Pace University: Pleasantville/Briarcliff 2/15
Siena College 2/15
University of Kentucky 2/15
University of New England 2/15
Wagner College 2/15
Washington College 2/15
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Schools with March Deadlines

Coe College 3/1
Earlham College 3/1
Flagler College 3/1
Gutenberg College 3/1
Hampton University 3/1
John Cabot University 3/1
Lycoming College 3/1
Maine Maritime Academy 3/1
Manhattanville College 3/1 (rolling)
Monmouth University 3/1
Montclair State University 3/1
Moody Bible Institute 3/1
Moravian College 3/1
New Jersey Institute of Technology 3/1 (rolling)
Randolph College 3/1
Randolph-Macon College 3/1
Rowan University 3/1
University of Cincinnati 3/1
University of Dallas 3/1
University of Hawaii at Manoa 3/1
University of North Carolina at Greensboro 3/1
University of North Carolina School of the Arts for Dance 3/1
Wells College 3/1
Westfield State University 3/1
Whitworth University 3/1
Vanguard University of Southern California 3/2
SUNY Downstate Medical Center 3/4 (varies onward by college)
Assumption College 3/15
Hillsdale College 3/15
Juniata College 3/15
Rhode Island College 3/15
University of Puerto Rico: Medical Sciences 3/15
University of South Florida 3/15
Grove City College 3/20 (Regular Decision II; late applications welcome)
Following is a brief list of schools with even later deadlines and/or rolling admissions. Despite a – in many cases significantly – later deadline, it’s best to get applications in as quickly as possible!
East Carolina University 4/1
Georgia State University 4/1
Illinois State University 4/1
Roanoke College 4/1
Saint Michael’s College 4/1
Washington & Jefferson College 4/1
University of Scranton rolling (decisions by 5/1)
Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne 5/31
Massachusetts College of Art and Design 6/1
Suffolk University 6/15
Winston-Salem State University 6/30
Arcadia University Rolling
Boston Baptist College rolling
Elmira College rolling
Guilford College Rolling
Merrimack College Rolling
University of Minnesota: Morris rolling until 8/1

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