November is a great time of year in admissions at High Point University as talented high school seniors scurry to submit their applications and all supporting documents by our early deadlines. Our Early Decision application deadline was November 1st and we have received a record number of applications for this binding application plan where students have committed to enrolling at HPU if they are admitted. In other words, High Point is by far their #1 choice! These applicants will receive a decision by November 23rd and many will enjoy their Thanksgiving holiday knowing they will attend HPU next year.
With over 5000 applications already in process or submitted, we are over 15% ahead of our record number of applications at this time last year. This week and weekend will be our heaviest application submission period as students hurry to beat the Early Action deadline of November 8th. Early Action is non-binding and these students will all be notified of our admissions decisions by December 12th.
It is nice to know that by the end of November over 80% of the spots in next year’s freshman class will already be accounted for by our early admitted students. Early returns on the Class of 2012 look very promising for this to be the strongest academic class in our 88 year history and a lot of really nice young men and women….1400 in fact!
Next month, I will write about our Presidential Scholarship Program and remind all of our great academic students to make sure to apply for an academic scholarship by December 20th. All academic scholarships are awarded through application and on campus, face-to-face interviews. I will explain all the details in early December.
Have a great November and know that we are very thankful and blessed to have great students and families at High Point University.