Now that I am a senior in high school college is one of my main focus'. Where should I go? What will I do? When will I know where I am going? The thing that I am having the most problems with is the early dates for the application deadlines. When I was younger and college seemed so far in the distance that I would never truly get there, the deadlines seemed to be later in the year than they are now. Five of my seven applications are due on November first or second, with one on November fifteenth and the last one on December fifteenth. Granted I will know where I have been accepted mostly by the end of January some of my acceptances or denials will not be received until mid March. I don't quite understand why the application deadlines have to be so early on in the year. Is it because the colleges want us to enjoy most of our senior year with out the stress of college applications to deal with? Or is it more for their own personal gain? If it was for their own personal gain then wouldn't they not reply until later instead of moving up the date where they give us their response? This is what I can't quite wrap my mind around. It will be nice having most of my applications done by the first of November so I can relax for a good portion of the year. But I don't really need from January until May to figure out which one out of seven schools I want to go to. I think it would be much appreciated to have the application dates pushed back for even a month to give me and my peers that extra time once school has started to pull it together.
The deadline for regular decision applications is normally between January 1 and February 1, depending on the college. Every university and college has its own application deadlines, but they fall around the same time. Early applicants (early action, early decision or single choice early action) generally need to get their applications in by either November 1 or November 15.
According to this article most of the deadlines in November are for early admission or early decision and then all regular admission deadlines are in December or January. When in fact I have no deadlines that are after December fifteenth. Although several of the schools that I am applying to are early admission most of them are not. So then why is it that a majority of my deadlines are November first or second, when it is common knowledge that most regular decision deadlines are between January first and February first?