As college admissions start to come in some students are receiving letters telling them that they are accepted beginning next spring term rather than fall term. Why is this done and what should you think about it?
Colleges often get more applications that they want to accept then they have room for in the fall term. They also know that a certain number of students will be gone by spring term so there will be some open spots. The solution is to accept some students beginning in the spring term rather than the fall.
Some students fell insulted that they are not accepted until the spring. But that is the wrong way to view things. You are accepted into the college and that is all that really matters.
The bigger issue is whether you want to wait to start until the spring and if so what will you do this coming fall. Fall term can be spent doing almost anything from taking classes at another college, traveling or volunteering. Any of these options is acceptable and the decision really depends on what you find most interesting.
So what should you do? You should evaluate this type of acceptance in the same way that you evaluate all of your other acceptances.