Many college applicants may only be offered admission at mid-year, instead of the fall. This is an increasing trend at colleges and universities.
Many schools are facing an increase in the number of qualified applicants. One of the reasons they offer the mid-year admission is smooth out campus populations. For example, to fill open spaces left by students who may have dropped out in December or graduated mid-year.
Some students may be disapointed that they were only offered admission in the mid-year semester. Faced with this situation, many students take fall classes at community colleges, which can transfer to their university. The delayed admission also provides time to save more tuition money by working at a full time job during the fall.