This is a rather random college admissions
schedule employed mainly by larger schools such as the University of Pittsburgh
. It works this way: rather than having a fixed
date to turn in applications by (ie January 1
), applications are read as they are received, in the order they are received. An admission
s decision is made immediately and the student is informed. When they've filled their freshman class, they stop reading. This is very nice for the student, as it eliminates a lot of pesky waiting
, as long as you get your app in nice and early. I recieved a decision from Pitt within three days of submitting my application.
I can't imagine what the benefit for the school is. Huh.
Anyway, I highly recommend rolling admissions for all impatient high school seniors (in barracuda suits?). If you find a school that you like that employs this bizarre policy, bully for you. Rolling admissions might be the outermost circle of college application hell.