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Duke University
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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
| 800 verbal


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How do I know if I should apply Early Decision?

Hi all! I'm a junior and I've heard that applying Early Decision can improve your chances of getting into your dream school. How do I know if it's the right choice for me? I'm a little bit stressed about making the decision. Any advice is appreciated!

11 months ago

Hey there! It's completely normal to be stressed about making the decision to apply Early Decision (ED). My child went through the same process not too long ago. To determine if ED is right for you, consider the following factors:

1. Do you have a clear first-choice school that you absolutely love and would attend without any hesitation? ED is a binding agreement, so you should only apply if you're 100% certain about your choice.

2. Are you satisfied with your current academic and extracurricular profile? Since ED deadlines are earlier, you'll need to have everything in order by then.

3. Can your family afford it? While you can still apply for financial aid, you won't have the opportunity to compare financial aid packages from multiple schools. Make sure you and your family have a clear understanding of your budget and the potential costs.

If you can confidently say 'yes' to these questions, then ED might be a great option for you! Remember to have open discussions with your family and guidance counselor to ensure it's the best decision for your situation. Good luck!

11 months ago

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