9 Part II College Information Part II contains information on the following: college admissions terms, college majors, and requirements for athletes. College Admissions Terms CommonApplication(CommonApp)–Thiscollegeadmissionsapplica- tion is accepted at 700+ colleges. Students applying to two or more colleges that accept the Common App can save themselves hours of work by using this standardized application. www.commonapp.org Deferred Acceptance – Sometimes students aren’t accepted or rejected; they are deferred. This means that the college is postponing the admission decision. Deferred students can often improve their chances for admission by providing additional information (e.g., evidence of improved grades or higher test scores, an impressive letter of recommendation). Early Action / Early Decision – Students who apply Early Action or Early Decision submit their application for admission early in their senior year. These students then receive early notification of the college’s decision. Early Decision is binding. Students applying Early Decision make a commitment to enroll if they are accepted. Early Action is not binding. Rolling Admission– Colleges with rolling admission make decisions on applications as they receive them. Applicants are typically notified of their acceptance within four to eight weeks. Selectivity – Colleges have varying levels of selectivity. Colleges with open admissions generally accept any high school graduate until spaces are filled. Selective colleges seek students with high GPAs and good test scores. Waitlisted – Waitlisted students may be reconsidered if enough accepted studentsdon’tenroll. Likedeferredstudents,waitlistedstudentsmayimprove their chance of acceptance by providing additional information.