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What's a Candidate's Choice Application?

Hi there! I recently received an email from a college about something called a 'Candidate's Choice Application.' What exactly is this, and how is it different from the regular application process? Should I consider applying through this method?

7 months ago

Hello! A Candidate's Choice Application is an application method offered by some colleges as a way to express interest in potential applicants. These applications are typically sent to students who have been identified as attractive candidates based on factors like their test scores, academic achievements, or extracurricular activities. It is important to note that receiving a Candidate's Choice Application doesn't guarantee admission, but rather indicates that the college is interested in having you apply.

In many cases, the Candidate's Choice Application may have a simplified process, such as a shorter or even waived application fee, expedited evaluations, simplified essay requirements, or access to priority deadlines for decision notifications. These perks can provide advantages to applicants and make the application process more convenient and less time-consuming.

As for whether you should consider applying through this method, it mostly depends on your interest in the college. If you were planning to apply to the college or are intrigued by what they have to offer, using the Candidate's Choice Application can be beneficial due to the potential streamlined process. However, if you're not interested in the college, you may want to focus your efforts on other schools that better align with your preferences and goals.

Remember to thoroughly research the college, its programs, campus environment, and financial aid options before making your decision. Good luck!

7 months ago

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