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How do I choose between Early Action and Early Decision?

Hello! I'm a junior and I've been hearing a lot about Early Action and Early Decision. I know they're different, but I'm not sure which one is right for me. What are some factors I should consider when choosing between EA and ED? Any advice would be super helpful!

7 months ago

Hey there! It's great that you're already thinking about the application process. The main difference between Early Action (EA) and Early Decision (ED) is that EA is non-binding, while ED is binding. This means if you're accepted under ED, you're committed to attend that college, whereas with EA, you can still choose from other colleges later on. Consider factors like your level of interest in a particular college, your financial situation, and how ready you are with your application. If you have a clear top choice and are confident about your application, ED might be a good option. But if you'd like to compare financial aid packages from different colleges or aren't sure about your top choice yet, EA could be the way to go. Just remember, not all colleges offer both options, so make sure to check their policies. Good luck with your decision!

7 months ago

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