College 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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By NOELLE COMPTON

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 January 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:

Baylor University2/1
Birmingham-Southern College2/1
Brigham Young University2/1
Baylor University2/1
Brigham Young University–Idaho2/1
Butler University2/1
Champlain College2/1
Christopher Newport University2/1
City University of New York: Baruch College2/1
Colorado State University2/1
DePaul University2/1
DePauw University2/1
Dickinson College2/1
Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne2/1
Gettysburg College2/1
Gonzaga University2/1
Grove City College2/1
Hobart and William Smith Colleges2/1
Hope International University2/1
Ithaca College2/1
Knox College2/1
La Sierra University2/1
Marist College2/1
Maryland Institute College of Art2/1
Massachusetts College of Art and Design2/1
MCPHS University2/1
Miami University: Oxford2/1
North Carolina State University2/1
Ohio State University: Columbus Campus2/1
Old Dominion University2/1
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences2/1
Quinnipiac University2/1
Radford University2/1
Randolph College2/1
Rhode Island School of Design2/1
Roger Williams University2/1
Saint Anselm College2/1
Saint Michael’s College2/1
Seattle Pacific University2/1
Sewanee: The University of the South2/1
Simmons College2/1
Spelman College2/1
St. Lawrence University2/1
St. Mary’s College of California2/1
Stevens Institute of Technology2/1
Suffolk University2/1
SUNY University at Stony Brook2/1
Transylvania University2/1
Trinity University2/1
United States Coast Guard Academy2/1
University of Cincinnati2/1
University of Mary Washington2/1
University of Maryland: Baltimore County2/1
University of Michigan2/1
University of New Hampshire2/1
University of North Carolina at Wilmington2/1
University of Portland2/1
University of Rhode Island2/1
University of Wisconsin–Madison2/1
Virginia Military Institute2/1
Wofford College2/1
Worcester Polytechnic Institute2/1
University of British Columbia2/2
Bryant University2/3
Abilene Christian University2/15
Allegheny College2/15
Assumption College2/15
Brigham Young University–Hawaii2/15
Catholic University of America2/15
College of the Atlantic2/15
College of Wooster2/15
Creighton University2/15
Drew University2/15
Earlham College2/15
Emmanuel College (Massachusetts)2/15
Endicott College2/15
Guilford College2/15
Hillsdale College2/15
Howard University2/15
Iona College2/15
Jewish Theological Seminary of America2/15
Meredith College2/15
Merrimack College2/15
Morehouse College2/15
Muhlenberg College2/15
Nazareth College2/15
Pace University2/15
Pace University: Pleasantville/Briarcliff2/15
Queen’s University2/15
Rollins College2/15
Siena College2/15
Susquehanna University2/15
Texas Christian University2/15
Towson University2/15
Unity College2/15
University of Kentucky2/15
University of Massachusetts Lowell2/15
University of New England2/15
University of North Carolina at Asheville2/15
University of Puerto Rico: Medical Sciences2/15
Ursinus College2/15
Wagner College2/15
Washington College2/15
Webb Institute2/15
United States Military Academy2/28
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Schools with March Deadlines

 

Arcadia University

3/1

California State University: Bakersfield

3/1

Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science

3/1

Coe College

3/1

Colorado School of Mines

3/1

Columbia College of Nursing

3/1

Flagler College

3/1

Georgia State University

3/1

Great Lakes Christian College

3/1

Gutenberg College

3/1

Hampden-Sydney College

3/1

Hampton University

3/1

Hanover College

3/1

Illinois State University

3/1

John Cabot University

3/1

Lewis & Clark College

3/1

Lycoming College

3/1

Maine Maritime Academy

3/1

Manhattanville College

3/1

Monmouth University

3/1

Montclair State University

3/1

Moody Bible Institute

3/1

Moravian College

3/1

Mount St. Mary’s University

3/1

New Jersey Institute of Technology

3/1

Ramapo College of New Jersey

3/1

Randolph-Macon College

3/1

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

3/1

Rowan University

3/1

SUNY Downstate Medical Center

3/1

SUNY University at Albany

3/1

Temple University

3/1

United States Merchant Marine Academy

3/1

University of Dallas

3/1

University of Dayton

3/1

University of Hawaii at Manoa

3/1

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

3/1

University of Scranton

3/1

University of South Florida

3/1

University of Toronto

3/1

Washington & Jefferson College

3/1

Wells College

3/1

Western Carolina University

3/1

Westfield State University

3/1

Whitworth University

3/1

Vanguard University of Southern California

3/2

Adrian College

3/15

Appalachian State University

3/15

Boston Baptist College

3/15

East Carolina University

3/15

Elmira College

3/15

Juniata College

3/15

Marygrove College

3/15

Rhode Island College

3/15

Roanoke College

3/15

University of Minnesota: Morris

3/15

University of North Carolina School of the Arts

3/15

Winston-Salem State University

3/15

Escuela de Artes Plasticas de Puerto Rico

3/26

University of Waterloo

3/28

For a complete list of colleges with deadlines past March and colleges that admit on a rolling basis, visit the College Board’s BigFuture.