If you didn’t get the acceptance letter you wanted or your plans for after graduation have changed, don’t fret. Although most colleges require a deposit from students by May 1, more than 200 places of higher learning are still accepting applications for fall 2015, according to the National Association for College Admission Counseling. The organization’s recent College Openings Update list includes institutions accepting freshmen and transfer students.
Many of the schools on the list are small and private, but larger ones also need students to fill space. Almost all of them offer financial aid. Call the schools for more information on applying.
Here are 25 schools you can still apply to for fall:
1. Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio
2. City University of New York in New York City
3. DePaul University in Chicago
4. El Camino College in Torrance, California
5. Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago
6. Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois
7. Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore
8. New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, New Jersey
9. Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago
10. Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan
11. Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon
12. Pace University in New York City
13. Pennsylvania State University in State College, Pennsylvania
14. Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri
15. Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia
16. Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Missouri
17. Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, Connecticut
18. Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, Illinois
19. University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona
20. University of Maine in Orono, Maine
21. University of Maryland, Baltimore County in Baltimore
22. University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota
23. Wayne State University in Detroit
24. West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia
25. Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio
Other schools with rolling admission, in which there is a large window for enrollment, include Hawaii Pacific University in Honolulu; Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio; Barry University in Miami; and Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey, according to Peterson’s.
The Examiner recommended checking the College Openings Update list frequently over the next few weeks as more colleges input their vacancies. The list is at about 200 schools right now, but last year it reportedly exceeded 400.