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Argonauts Approach Unusual College Admissions Challenges with Grace and Purpose

In this most unusual of admissions cycles, this year’s graduating Rutgers Prep Argonauts have faced unprecedented challenges and made the most of every possible opportunity. As we headed into winter break, almost every senior had filed at least one application through an Early Action or Early Decision admissions process, many of them taking advantage of this year’s dramatically expanded list of colleges which have gone “test optional.” Although some colleges have yet to release their decisions, this year’s class of 107 students has already garnered over 200 offers of admission.

Students in the RPS Class of 2021 who have been offered admission through the Early Action programs of Drexel, the University of Georgia, Georgetown University, UMass Amherst, Michigan State, NJIT, Temple University and Yale University will have until May 1st to finalize their choices, while the students who received Early Decision offers from Carleton College, Connecticut College, Duke, Emory, Lehigh, Marist, NYU, Tufts, Tulane, and Villanova - to name just a few - already have their new “college home” since Early Decision is a binding program. Some schools have yet to release their early action decisions, and those applications filed through a regular decision plan won’t typically receive a final decision until closer to April, so there are still seniors whose good news is yet to come.

We are incredibly proud of the way the Class of 2021 is approaching the challenge of applying to college head on while simultaneously tackling the challenges the world is currently facing.  This is further evidence that RPS students are not only focused and curious but continue to demonstrate inspiring resilience as they prepare to make the most of the opportunities offered by their next learning community. For more information about the offers of admission our students have received in recent years, please see the College Acceptances page of our website.