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What are the benefits of applying Early Decision?

Hi everyone! I've been researching college application timelines and came across the concept of Early Decision. I know it's binding, but are there any benefits to applying ED? If so, how do I decide if it's the right choice for me? Thanks in advance for any advice!

11 months ago

Hello! It's great that you're looking into different college application options. Early Decision (ED) definitely has some benefits, but it's important to weigh them against your personal circumstances and goals. One of the main benefits of applying ED is that it can increase your chances of admission. Schools tend to accept a higher percentage of ED applicants compared to Regular Decision, as it demonstrates a strong commitment to that particular institution. Additionally, applying ED can reduce stress, as you'll receive your admission decision much earlier in the process, allowing you to wrap up your college search sooner. It's also worth noting that some schools offer better financial aid packages to ED applicants. On the other hand, ED might not be the right choice for you if you're not absolutely certain about which college you want to attend, or if you'd like to compare financial aid offers from multiple schools. To decide if it's right for you, I would suggest considering how confident you are in your top-choice school, your financial situation, and whether you've adequately researched all the colleges you're interested in. Best of luck with your college applications!

11 months ago

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