279 Last-Minute Colleges With Vacancies

Last Updated May 4, 2011 1:33 PM EDT

Did you get shut out of all of your dream colleges this spring?Vacancy sign
Believe it or not, there is still time to apply to colleges. While the deadline for many schools has long since passed, plenty of colleges and universities have extended their deadlines.

Beginning today, you can find the names of these schools on the website of the National Association for College Admission Counseling. The list, which is officially called the Space Availability Survey, contains 279 colleges and universities with vacancies from all parts of the United States.

On the list you'll find a mix of private and public universities and colleges.

Here are the flagship institutions that I saw that still have vacancies:
I also noticed many lovely liberal arts colleges on the list including Agnes Scott College, Centre College, Coe College, College of Idaho, Hendrix College, Linfield College, Mills College, Principia College, University of Mary Washington, Westminster College (MO) and Westminster College (UT)

Many of these schools still offer financial aid, as well as housing. Lots of these institutions are also welcoming transfer students.

If you're interested, act now. Once vacancies are filled, schools will be taking themselves off the college vacancy list. On the other hand, some colleges might post their listings later, so it's worth checking back.

Lynn O'Shaughnessy is author of The College Solution, an Amazon bestseller, and she also writes her own college blog at The College Solution.
Vacancy image by LOLren. CC 2.0.

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