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How do I decide whether to apply Early Decision or Regular Decision?

Hi there! I'm a junior and I'm starting to think about when to submit my college applications. How should I decide whether to apply Early Decision or Regular Decision? What are the pros and cons of each? Thanks for any advice!

9 months ago

Hey there! It's great that you're starting to think about your college applications early. Deciding between Early Decision (ED) and Regular Decision (RD) can be a bit challenging, but I'll try to give you a quick overview of the pros and cons of each option. Early Decision is a binding agreement, which means that if you're accepted, you're committed to attending that college. The main advantage of ED is that it often has a higher acceptance rate compared to RD, as colleges appreciate the commitment. This can give you a bit of an edge in the admissions process. However, the downside is that you'll have less time to compare financial aid offers, as you're committing before you receive RD acceptances. Regular Decision is non-binding and gives you the freedom to choose among the colleges that accept you. This allows you to compare financial aid offers and make a more informed decision. The downside is that the acceptance rates might be lower, as there is more competition in RD. Ultimately, the choice depends on your preferences and how confident you are in your top-choice school. Good luck with your applications!

9 months ago

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