|When are college applications due?|
It depends whether a student is applying early decision, early action, or regular decision.
Students who are applying early action or early decision will generally need to submit their applications by October of their senior year in high school, and can expect to hear back from colleges by December or January. Students who are applying regular decision will generally need to submit their applications by December, January, or even February, and they can expect to hear back in March or April. Students then must notify the college they want to attend by May 1.
Students who are applying for financial aid also need to meet the deadline for those applications. Students who are applying early action or early decision will typically have an earlier deadline for financial aid forms. Check the college's website for the most up-to-date information on application and financial aid deadlines. Contact the admissions office or financial aid office directly if you have specific questions.