A plan adopted by some colleges whereby students are notified of acceptances or rejection to that college usually within 30 days after the receipt of a completed application. Colleges using Rolling Admissions continue to accept students until their freshman class is filled. Usually, it is wise to apply early to such colleges, since applications are normally not accepted after the admissions quota has been reached. Examples of colleges with rolling admissions are: University of Colorado and University of Michigan.
The application process in which an institution reviews applications as they are completed and renders admission decisions to students throughout the admission cycle.
A year-round admissions procedure. Many schools only admit students once or twice a year. A school with rolling admissions considers each application at the time it is received. Many nontraditional schools, especially ones with nonresident programs, have rolling admissions.