'Early action' admissions to end at University of San Diego
- Despite seeing a 52% increase in 'early action' applications since 2010, the University of San Diego is ending the program--which allows students to apply at an earlier deadline in order to find out earlier if they have been admitted--in favor of a single deadline.
- Around a third of the school's 16,577 undergraduate applicants this year applied for early action, and Stephen Pultz, the assistant vice president of enrollment management, cites the amount of time it takes admissions staff to review the early applicants as a factor in the decision.
- The university previously used a November 15 deadline for early action applicants and a January 15 deadline for regular applicants, but will now set a single deadline of December 15 for everyone.
From the article:
Nearly three-fourths of colleges with "early action" programs -- in which students have an earlier application deadline and find out earlier than other applicants if they have been admitted -- saw an increase in such applications in 2011. And more than two-thirds reported admitting increasing numbers of applicants that way, according to data from the National Association for College Admission Counseling. The University of San Diego is one of those institutions. ...
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