By Victoria Alvarez
Following the largest incoming fall class in the past eight years, Lynn has made the decision to become an Early Action school.
Early Action allows interested students the options to apply to college on an accelerated schedule, giving them the option to either commit to Lynn immediately or wait until a further date to make their final decision.
For the students that apply for Early Action, which is not binding, the deadline for this upcoming is to be on Nov. 15. Once the application is submitted, a notification will be sent out from the university on Dec. 15, stating whether or not the student has been accepted into Lynn.
Students who apply after the Early Action deadline will be considered Regular Decision applicants, and will receive their notifications this upcoming Jan. 15. Any applicants that submit their applications after March 1 will only be reviewed based on space availability.
The changes to the Lynn application are expected to positively impact the university and the Office of Admission.
“We believe that the Early Action portion will allow us to continue to find that ‘right fit’ student for Lynn University,” said Admission Counselor Federico Glitman. “If you see the situation we are in this year, with some students staying at a hotel – although it’s a great problem to have from the enrollment aspect – we do not want students away from the campus community.”
This year, 664 new students moved into residence halls on campus and there are currently 25 students living in the Wyndham Hotel due to lack of dorm space. The idea is that the new Early Action option will allow the Office of Admission to begin planning out the size of next year’s incoming students at an earlier stage.
Lynn prides itself on doing its best to find the students that are the right fit for Lynn. The Early Action choice is just another way of helping the school to find those students.
“We feel that it’s important for students to connect with the university and commit to the university early,” said Stefano Papaleo, Director of Undergraduate Admission. “The students that will be committing to Lynn early will basically be telling us that Lynn is one of their top choices. Early Action ensures that we determine which students are the right fit and are really excited to be here.”