Your Guide to Deposit Lingo

The time has finally come. Winter has melted into spring and with that has come a very exciting time as a soon-to-be, first-year college student. With the pressure of being pulled in so many directions between finishing up your high school senior projects, cramming all athletics into one season, and wanting to spend time with friends, you may feel overwhelmed at times. That’s where we come in.  

I’m here to offer insight into some college admissions lingo for deposit deadlines that you’ll probably encounter!  

When it comes to making your college decision there are different deadlines to keep track of, and today we are going to talk about two of them: the Priority Housing Deadline and the Regular Decision Deadline. Many schools offer both, so it is important to be aware of that when applying to and selecting your ultimate school.  

The Priority Housing Deadline at Plymouth State University is Wednesday, March 31, 2021. This deadline gives preferential housing to students who submit their $350 deposit on that date or before. By doing so, you can not only lock in your place in the Class of 2025 but you will be sure that you will be living in one of your top residence halls of choice. Meeting this deadline takes the pressure off for the rest of high school as you already know where you will be attending college in the fall!

The Regular Decision (RD) Deadline at Plymouth State is Saturday, May 1. The RD Deadline serves as the traditional cutoff for submitting your $350 deposit to PSU. Meaning you should confirm your intention to enroll at PSU by this date. Of course, if you have a unique challenge that prevents you from meeting this deadline, we want to work with you, so be in touch with the admissions office.

No matter when you pay your deposit housing for all students will always be guaranteed and there will be room for you. Keep this in mind as you narrow down your choices for which college to attend this fall.  

The most important thing to remember is that deadlines differ at every school and it is important to keep in mind the different perks and benefits of each. If you have questions about how Plymouth State’s deadlines compare to other schools that you are considering, remember that we’re here to support you and help make your transition to college as seamless as possible.  

Simon Pierpont, originally from Walpole, NH, now resides in Concord, NH. He is a member of the Plymouth State University Class of 2018 with a bachelor of arts degree in English and minors in Spanish and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. As a primary contact for the state of NH, Simon is your go-to person for application questions, housing questions, and everything in between.