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The College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price by Lynn O’Shaughnessy

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38. Getting In at the Last Minute

Never leave that till tomorrow what you can do today.

—Abraham Lincoln

Whoops. What if your child messes up? What if every school he or she applies to turns him down? Or what if your child is a procrastinator who overlooked a bunch of admission deadlines?

Don’t worry. You probably haven’t missed them all. Plenty of schools continue taking applications after the traditional May 1st admission response deadline. In fact, some public universities and community colleges will accept applications well into the summer. What’s more, many schools, which impose spring deadlines, will ignore them if they haven’t met their freshman quota.

How do you find schools that still have room? Check the Web site of the National Association ...

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