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Is it worth applying to colleges Early Decision?

Hi guys! I'm currently a junior and I'm considering applying Early Decision to my top choice college. Is it worth applying early, or should I wait for the regular decision deadline? What are the pros and cons of applying Early Decision? Thanks in advance for any help!

9 months ago

Hey there! It's great that you're thinking about your college application strategy early on. My child went through the process not too long ago, so I can share our experience with you. Early Decision (ED) can be a good option if you're absolutely sure about your top choice college and are ready to commit to attending if accepted. Some benefits of applying ED include a potentially higher acceptance rate, demonstrating your strong interest in the school, and getting the admissions decision earlier, which can ease some stress. However, it's important to keep in mind that ED is a binding agreement, and you'll be expected to withdraw your other applications if accepted. Also, since you'll receive your decision early, you won't have the chance to compare financial aid offers from multiple schools. If you're not 100% certain about your top choice or want to keep your options open, Regular Decision or Early Action (non-binding) might be better fits. Good luck with your decision!

9 months ago

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