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Should I apply early decision or regular decision to college?

Hello! I'm a high school junior, and I'm wondering whether I should apply early decision or regular decision to my top-choice college. What are the pros and cons of each? Would love to hear your thoughts. Thank you!

9 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're already thinking about your college application strategy. I can share some insights based on my experience with my own child's application process. Early Decision (ED) can be advantageous if you're absolutely sure that a specific college is your top choice. ED is binding, meaning you commit to attending if accepted. This can demonstrate your strong interest in the school and may increase your chances of acceptance. However, it's important to consider the financial aspect, as you'll have to accept the financial aid package offered without the ability to compare packages from other schools. Regular Decision (RD) allows you more flexibility, as you can apply to multiple schools and compare offers before making a decision. While the acceptance rate might be slightly lower, you'll have more options and time to make the best choice for you. Ultimately, it depends on your priorities and how certain you are about your top-choice college. Good luck!

9 months ago

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