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Can someone explain the differences between Early Action and Early Decision?

Hi everyone! I've been hearing a lot about Early Action and Early Decision, but I'm still a bit confused about the differences between the two. Could anyone help explain them to me and share some pros and cons? Thanks so much!

10 months ago

Hey there! I'm happy to help clarify the differences between Early Action and Early Decision for you. Early Action (EA) is a non-binding application process, which means that if you're accepted, you're not obligated to attend that particular college. You can still apply to other colleges and make a decision by the regular decision deadline (usually May 1st). On the other hand, Early Decision (ED) is a binding application process. If you apply ED and get accepted, you must attend that college and withdraw any other applications you've submitted. It's a commitment to your top-choice school. As for pros and cons, EA allows you more flexibility and time to decide where you want to go, while ED can demonstrate your strong interest in a specific college, potentially increasing your chances of acceptance. However, with ED, you need to be certain that the college is your top choice, as you'll be committing to it if accepted. Best of luck with your college applications!

10 months ago

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