college applications increase

College application waiting game gets longer
More trying for elite schools, and that delays the final decision

— Houston Chronicle2


Applications to Houston-area schools and others nationwide are up
dramatically, which creates more competition and ups the stress level,
admissions officers and counselors said.

Colleges, like Houston’s Rice University, where applications this
year have increased 11 percent from a year ago, already are warning
students that more of them likely will land on waiting lists because
admissions officials are not sure how many of the applicants they admit
will actually enroll.


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