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In case you missed it, check out Tim Post’s piece on earlier college application deadlines.
In essence: At a few Twin Cities colleges — Normandale, Minneapolis Community & Technical College, Century and Pine Technical — the days are over when students could apply for classes the same day they started. Now they want students to apply a week or more ahead of time, as a way to make sure they walk in more prepared.
“When we looked at the applicants that applied the week before the semester started through the first week of classes and compared them to student who applied even weeks before that, the success rate is a lot lower,” Crawford said.