2020: The Year That Shredded the Admissions Calendar
Eric Hoover, The Chronicle of Higher Education
The college-admissions calendar is kaput. For decades, higher education has clung to well-defined seasonal rituals governed by deadlines that ordered the phases of the admissions process.
But that won’t work this year, some enrollment officials say. At least three dozen institutions have pushed back their May 1 deposit deadlines by a month, and several more were poised to do so this week. Concern for applicants and their families is driving those decisions. So is concern for the bottom line. The traditional deadline might leave some colleges too little time to yield the class they plan to enroll—and the revenue they expect to bring in.