College recruitment rolls into a competitive and uncertain summer

Education Dive

Halle Busta
June 4, 2020
Dive Brief:
  • The number of colleges saying they still have space for incoming students rose slightly from May 1 to June 1, according to a list kept by the National Association for College Admission Counseling.
  • Around 775 schools had space as of June 1, compared to 706 in May. The association says the fluctuation is typical, though the overall number of schools responding is much higher than in prior years. Last year, 419 colleges said they had space as of May 1.
  • Many colleges extended their traditional deposit deadlines by a month or more to accommodate students whose plans are in flux because of the pandemic.