Tuesday, May 06, 2008

NACAC Notables

NACAC Survey: Space On College Campuses Still Available For Students

Despite headlines about the growing competitiveness among the nation’s colleges and universities, at least 295 colleges and universities still have space available for qualified students in their Fall 2008 freshman and/or transfer classes, according to the results of the National Association for College Admission Counseling’s annual Space Availability Survey: Openings for Qualified Students.

The survey queries NACAC member four-year colleges and universities on the availability of space, institutional financial aid and housing as of May 1, 2008. Now in its 21st year, the survey is designed as a tool for counselors, parents and teachers as they assist students who have not yet completed the college admission process.

Of those institutions that have space available, 99 percent also have institutional financial aid availability, and 95 percent have housing space.

Survey results may be viewed at http://www.nacacnet.org/sas. Survey results will remain posted throughout the summer, and colleges will be asked to update their listings as the number of openings at their institutions changes.

"It is important for students and their counselors to know that postsecondary options are still available for the Fall semester." said NACAC President Kimberly Johnston. "This survey is a valuable resource for students and their families who have not yet completed the college admission and enrollment process. NACAC is proud to provide this service."

Fact Sheet Available 2008 Space Availability Survey: Openings for Qualified Students Fact Sheet.