For senior families making college decisions

Here are two common questions we often hear from senior families making decisions between colleges that have accepted their student:

“Do I really have until May 1 to make up my mind? Some of these acceptance letters make it sound like I won’t get housing if I wait that long.”

Yes. Unless you applied to a program (or via an application option) that specifically told you otherwise when you applied, colleges that pressure you to commit before May 1 are violating several principles of good practice. Here’s a past post with more information. 

“Can I put deposits down at more than one school so I can take more time?”

No. It’s a bad idea for many reasons, all of which are outlined in this past post.