What's the difference between Early Decision and Early Action?

Hey all! I've been hearing about Early Decision and Early Action, but I'm not quite sure about the differences between them. Can anyone explain the main differences and which one might be a better fit for me? Thanks!

3 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're looking into Early Decision (ED) and Early Action (EA) options. The main difference between the two is the level of commitment they require. Early Decision is a binding agreement, meaning if you're accepted, you must attend that school and withdraw any other college applications you've submitted. It's usually best for students who have a clear top-choice school and are confident about their decision. On the other hand, Early Action is non-binding; you can apply to multiple schools early and are not required to attend if accepted. This option gives you more flexibility and the chance to compare financial aid packages from different schools before making a decision. It's best for those who want to get a head start on the admissions process but aren't 100% sure about their top choice. Ultimately, the choice between ED and EA depends on your personal preferences and how certain you are about your college choice. Best of luck!

3 months ago
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