The listing includes daily updates from institutions seeking students for the fall term. 

Arlington, VA (May 2, 2023) – More than 250 colleges and universities nationwide are still accepting applications from students seeking openings this fall, according to the 2023 College Openings Update from the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC).

NACAC’s College Openings Update for Fall 2023, now in its 36th year, provides counselors, teachers, and families with a list of colleges and universities that are still accepting applications from qualified first-year and transfer students and indicates if the institutions have financial aid and/or housing available. The listing is updated daily as more colleges and universities announce availability for incoming students.

“For students still searching for the right institution for them, it’s important to know most colleges in the U.S. offer admission to a majority of applicants,” said Melissa E. Clinedinst, director of research and grants at NACAC. “On average, four-year, not-for-profit colleges accept 73 percent of first-year applicants. The College Openings Update is part of NACAC’s effort to increase access to postsecondary education.”

Many colleges accept applications well after May 1 as a matter of policy, while others will continue to have openings available due to fluctuations that occur each year in the college admission process. The College Openings Update will continue to be updated as institutions submit information. Colleges modify their information as availability changes. The update will remain on NACAC’s website through the end of July. To search the NACAC 2023 College Openings Update, go to



The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), founded in 1937, is an organization of more than 26,000 professionals from around the world dedicated to serving students as they make choices about pursuing postsecondary education. NACAC’s mission is to empower college admission counseling professionals through education, advocacy, and community. For more information visit