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Does applying Early Decision really improve my chances?

Hey everyone! I've been lurking on this subreddit for a while, and I've seen a lot of talk about applying Early Decision. I'm curious, does it really make a significant difference in acceptance rates? I have a few dream schools in mind, but I'm nervous about the binding commitment. Thanks in advance!

10 months ago

Hi there! I can understand your curiosity about Early Decision (ED) and how it could impact your chances of acceptance. From what I've seen with my own child's experience and from talking to other parents, applying ED can indeed improve your chances at some schools. Colleges tend to admit a higher percentage of ED applicants compared to Regular Decision applicants because it shows a strong commitment and interest in attending that particular school. However, the binding commitment is definitely something to consider. If you're not 100% certain about your dream schools and the financial aspect, it might be better to apply through non-binding options like Early Action or Regular Decision. Keep in mind that every college is different, and acceptance rates can vary greatly between schools. It's essential to research each school's policies and statistics to make an informed decision. Good luck with your applications!

10 months ago

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