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Should I apply for early action or regular decision?

Hey, I'm a junior who's starting to look into colleges, and I've been debating whether to apply for early action or regular decision. I know there are pros and cons to both, but I'm not sure which one would be better for me. Any insights would be appreciated!

8 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're already thinking about the college application process. I can share some insights from my experience with my child who recently went through the process. Early action can be beneficial because it often has a higher acceptance rate and you'll receive a decision earlier, which can reduce some stress. However, if you feel like you need more time to improve your application (such as raising your GPA, improving test scores, or working on extracurriculars), regular decision might be a better choice. Also, consider your financial situation. If you are accepted early action, you generally can't compare financial aid offers from other schools. With regular decision, you'll have more time to apply for scholarships and financial aid, and you can compare offers from multiple schools. Ultimately, it depends on your unique situation. If you're confident in your current standing and have a top choice school, early action could be the way to go. If you want more time to improve your application or compare financial aid packages, regular decision might work better. Good luck with your decision!

8 months ago

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