Managed admissions programs often have a good deal of information conveyed from sources outside of the undergraduate admissions department itself, and it’s not always the case that everyone across campus is aware of those communications. Regardless of where and when that information is publicly disclosed, the admissions department at the institution could serve as an intermediary between the student and the nursing and housing departments on its campus: not every staff and faculty member on campus is likely aware of the national candidate reply date of May 1st, and regardless of the competitive nature of a program or of housing availability, all parties will likely want a student to make an informed decision in choosing their institution, rather than one made from pressure, to matriculate and retain the student from their initial point of admission.
Which section of the Guide to Ethical Practice in College Admission can you find information relating to this topic?
As outlined in Section I. A:
Colleges should make publicly available comprehensive, accurate, and current information concerning:
- All deadlines including admission, scholarships, financial aid, and housing.
As outlined in Section II.A:
National Candidates Reply Date: Colleges should use the widely recognized date of May 1 as the earliest enrollment confirmation deadline. Before being asked to make an enrollment decision and to commit to an institution, students should have time to hear from each school that admitted them and receive notice of
Members are encouraged to work with other campus offices such as academic departments, housing and financial aid to create a consistent deadline that does not require students to make a commitment or accept an offer prior to May 1.