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Does applying early action/decision improve my chances?

Hi all, I've heard that applying early action or early decision might increase my chances of getting accepted. Is this true? I could really use some advice on this topic. Thanks in advance!

11 months ago

Hi there! I can understand your curiosity about early action and early decision, as the college application process can be quite overwhelming. In general, yes, applying early action or early decision can improve your chances of getting accepted. However, there are some nuances to consider. Early decision is a binding agreement, meaning that if you are accepted, you are committed to attending that school. This can demonstrate to the college that you are highly interested and invested in their institution, which could give you a slight edge in the admissions process. On the other hand, early action is non-binding, so you will still have the option to choose between multiple schools if you are accepted by more than one. While early action may not give you as much of a boost as early decision, it still shows your enthusiasm for the school and can set you apart from regular decision applicants. It's important to carefully consider the pros and cons of each option and assess how committed you are to a particular college before making your decision. My child applied early action to their top choice and was accepted, which gave them more time to focus on other applications and scholarships. Best of luck with your applications!

11 months ago

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