What happens if you miss your College Application Deadline?

Applying to college can be a confusing and stressful time. If you or your graduating senior have missed the application deadline, all is not lost. There are many colleges that will accept applications even after their posted deadline.

If you are planning to attend an online university, most of them accept applications on a monthly basis. You can apply during any month and typically begin on the next month.

Brick and mortar or traditional colleges may not be as relaxed with their application deadlines but you can still likely be accepted even a few weeks before the new semester begins. It’s still January now, but before you know, this semester will come to an end and you don’t want to be too late, do you?

If you know which school you want to attend, you should simply contact the admissions office and inquire about the policy for late acceptance. You may have to explain to the university why you are submitting your application after the deadline.

If you do not yet have a college in mind for your higher education and you are late in applying for an upcoming semester, there are still things that you can do to ensure that you get started on time.

You can do a quick internet search for colleges that offer the degree program you are interested in and then check their acceptance policies. You may find that many will allow you to apply and some even allow you to begin classes after the semester has started.

When you do your search, use the words “late application” or “late deadline” to ensure that you get a listing of schools that accept applications after the cutoff time has passed. Try also to start writing a good resume. Although you may not need it right now, you may want to find a nice job on the side while in college and then you’ll need it. A good and effective resume will leave a good and lasting impression!

There is no guarantee that a college will accept your application after the deadline has passed but it never hurts to ask. If you do apply and get accepted after the semester has begun, you may have to do a bit of catching up so be prepared to have a bit of extra work for the first couple of weeks. Check out also this post about weird scholarships that are available in America. Who knows, you may qualify!

If you are applying to an online college, this may not apply. Many online universities begin semesters on a different range of dates than traditional schools. If the school that you are attending is offered solely online then you may be able to simply apply whenever you are ready and begin within the next month or so. When you’re left-handed, you should definitely read this post about scholarships for lefties.

Online schools do have deadlines however so if you are planning to begin your studies in March for instance, then you will need to apply, be accepted and secure your payment methods before the deadline which is likely going to be around the first of February.

Missing your application deadline is not the end of your college future. You may simply have to speak with the admissions office and see what can be done to get you in for the upcoming semester. If all else fails, you may just have to take a semester off and be certain to get your application as well as any appropriate financial aid, transfer credits, and other application aspects taken care of as soon as possible to be ready for the next semester.

Don’t procrastinate

Procrastination is not an uncommon issue among students. There really (and perhaps understandably, hundreds of things that a lot of students would rather do than focusing on their study! So for many students, rather than studying, the risk of procrastination is always around the corner. So let’s take a look at some of the causes of procrastination and discuss some solutions to deal with this phenomenon effectively.

For procrastination, stress is among the most common causes. Especially when you’re getting up to your exams, you may feel a lot of pressure because of the restricted time you’ve been given (or that you caused by procrastinating stuff) and usually as well due to the huge amount of study material that needs to be covered.

Another major cause of procrastination is motivation. Many students feel fed up or burned out from going over the same study material over and over again for some time or repeating more or less identical questions time and again.

Also, fatigue or tiredness is among the key factors that are leading to procrastination. Student life may get a bit complicated at times and many students are struggling with finding energy required to be able to focus on the study work that they need to deal with.

One of the main reasons for procrastination is lack of discipline. Many students avoided studying for certain topics as they don’t find them interesting or because they don’t don’t like the subjects So they put that off for later, which can cause lots of trouble. Lack of discipline often ties in with the above-mentioned lack of motivation which, in turn, may lead to even more stress.