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    Colleges That Have Extended Their Enrollment Deadline for 2024

    By Kira Ranieri

    Kira is a content writer at Scholarships360. Kira earned a Bachelor of Media and Journalism with a concentration in Advertising and Public Relations from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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    Edited by Maria Geiger

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    Updated: May 1st, 2024
    Colleges That Have Extended Their Enrollment Deadline for 2024

    2024 has been an interesting year for college admissions to say the least. This is mostly because of the 2024-2025 FAFSA updates, which have caused major delays in the typical FAFSA timeline. For many students, financial aid can be a make or break factor when it comes to affording college. And many schools realize that without knowing their financial aid package, students may not feel comfortable enrolling. That’s why we are listing off all the colleges that are extending their enrollment deadlines, in order to give students more time to make their decision. 

    Before we get into the 2024 extended college enrollment deadlines, let’s go over what it means to enroll in a college. Once you get accepted into a school and decide you want to attend, typically the first step in enrolling is putting down an enrollment deposit. 

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    What is a college enrollment deposit?

    A college enrollment deposit is a non-refundable deposit that essentially holds your spot at the college you chose to attend. Deposit amounts will vary depending on the school, but on average they can range from $100 to $400. That being said, some schools require deposits as large as $1,000. Every year, most colleges have a deadline of May 1st to put down the deposit, which is why May 1st is also known as “College Decision Day.” 

    This year, many colleges have decided to extend the deadline of when their enrollment deposit is due. It doesn’t matter when you submit your deposit, as long as it’s before the deadline. So, if you are thinking you may need more time to make your decision, check out the list below to see if your school has extended their deadline!

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    All Colleges with Extended Enrollment Dates

    Agnes Scott College

    Albright College

    Amherst College

    Appalachian State University 

    Arcadia University

    Arizona State University

    Auburn University

    Augsburg University 

    Baker College

    Bethel University

    Black Hills State University 

    Boise State University

    Bowling Green State University Main Campus

    Bridgewater College

    California State Polytechnic University-Pomona

    California State University-East Bay

    California State University-Monterey Bay

    Central Michigan University

    Chaminade University of Honolulu

    Coe College

    College of Coastal Georgia

    College of Saint Benedict

    Colorado State University-Fort Collins

    DePaul University

    Dominican University

    Drake University

    Eastern Washington University

    Eckerd College

    Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus

    Farmingdale State College

    Fitchburg State University

    Florida International University

    Fort Lewis College

    George Mason University

    Georgia Institute of Technology

    Gonzaga University

    Goucher College

    Hampshire College

    Hawaii Pacific University

    Hiram College

    Hope College

    Illinois College

    Illinois Institute of Technology

    Illinois Wesleyan University

    Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus

    Iowa State University

    Kean University

    Kent State University at Kent

    Lewis & Clark College

    Lewis University 

    Linfield University

    Mars Hill University

    Mary Baldwin University

    Marymount University

    Marywood University

    Massachusetts Maritime Academy

    Mercyhurst University

    Meredith College

    Miami University-Oxford

    Michigan State University

    Millikin University

    Milwaukee School of Engineering

    Missouri State University-Springfield

    Monmouth College

    Montclair State University

    Moravian University

    Morgan State University

    North Carolina State University at Raleigh

    North Dakota State University-Main Campus

    Northern Kentucky University

    Ohio University-Main Campus

    Oklahoma State University-Main Campus

    Old Dominion University

    Oregon Institute of Technology

    Oregon State University

    Pacific University

    Penn State University

    Pepperdine University

    Point Loma Nazarene University

    Presbyterian College

    Prescott College

    Purdue University-Main Campus

    Radford University

    Ramapo College of New Jersey

    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    Roger Williams University

    Rutgers University-New Brunswick, Rutgers University-Camden, Rutgers University-Newark

    Saint Leo University

    Saint Mary’s College of California

    Saint Michael’s College

    Salisbury University

    Salve Regina University

    San Diego State University

    Seattle Pacific University

    Shepherd University

    South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

    Stony Brook University

    SUNY Buffalo State University

    State University of New York at Oswego

    SUNY Oneonta

    The College of New Jersey

    The New School

    Ohio State University-Main Campus

    University of Akron Main Campus

    University of Georgia

    University of Memphis

    The University of Montana

    Towson University

    SUNY at Albany

    University of California-Berkeley

    University of California-Davis

    University of California-Merced

    University of California-San Diego

    University of California-Santa Barbara

    University of California-Santa Cruz

    University of Cincinnati-Main Campus

    University of Colorado Boulder

    University of Connecticut

    University of Dayton

    University of Delaware

    University of Denver

    University of Detroit Mercy

    University of Dubuque

    University of Florida

    University of Hawaii at Manoa

    University of Illinois Chicago

    University of Illinois Springfield

    University of Kentucky

    University of Louisville

    University of Maryland-Baltimore County

    University of Massachusetts-Amherst

    University of Massachusetts-Lowell

    University of Michigan-Dearborn

    University of Minnesota-Duluth

    University of Minnesota-Morris

    University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln

    University of Nevada-Reno

    University of New England

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    University of North Dakota

    University of Northern Colorado

    University of Oregon

    University of Portland

    University of Puget Sound

    University of Rhode Island

    University of Rochester

    University of San Diego

    University of San Francisco

    University of South Florida

    University of St Francis

    University of St Thomas

    The University of Texas at San Antonio

    University of the Incarnate Word

    University of Washington-Seattle Campus

    University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

    Washington & Jefferson College

    Wayne State College

    Wells College

    Western Michigan University

    Western Washington University

    West Virginia University

    Whitworth University

    William & Mary

    Williams College

    Wittenberg University

    Worcester State University

    York College of Pennsylvania

    Youngstown State University

    *For more colleges, including select international schools, see the National Association of College Admission Counseling: 

    Top Colleges with Extended Enrollment Dates

    Our top colleges consist of those that report highest levels of student success, along with student affordability. 

    Maybe you have decided to defer enrollment?

    Even with extended enrollment deadlines, if you don’t feel comfortable committing to go to college in the fall, there is the option to defer your enrollment. This means that you’ll be able to delay going to school for a certain amount of time, without having to reapply when you are ready to attend. It is important to note that your financial aid package does have the potential to change if your family situation were to change from the time you apply to when you actually enroll, especially if you plan on deferring for more than one semester. 

    Most schools are pretty accommodating when it comes to deferment, but if this is something you decide would be in your best interest, make sure to reach out to your school earlier rather than later. Certain schools still require an enrollment deposit, even if you are deferring enrollment, so take that into consideration as well.  

    Frequently asked questions about college enrollment deadlines

    My school hasn’t extended their deadline, but I need more time. What should I do?

     Because of the FAFSA delays this year, many schools who have decided to not change their enrollment date, have instead decided to grant extensions on a case by case basis. So, if your school has not extended their deadline, reach out to your admissions officers and financial aid office to see if they would be willing to make an exception.

    What if I can’t afford the enrollment deposit?

     Enrollment deposits can be an unexpected expense, so if you don’t think you will be able to put together the finances in time, the first thing you should do is reach out to your school’s financial aid office as soon as possible to explain your situation. Some colleges offer enrollment deposit waivers! Another option is to either ask for an extension, or defer your enrollment until you feel like you are in a better place financially. Your enrollment deposit is only the start of your college expenses, so it’s never too late to start saving, get a part-time job, or even look into some side hustles. And, of course, start applying for scholarships!

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