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Are demonstrated interest and early decision applications related?

I've heard that applying early decision can be a way to show demonstrated interest in a college. Is this true? If so, does it significantly improve my chances of getting accepted? I'm feeling a tad stressed about this whole process. Thanks, and shoutout to CollegeVine for being so supportive!

10 months ago

Hi there! I can understand why you might be feeling stressed about the college application process. To answer your question, yes, applying Early Decision (ED) can be a way to show demonstrated interest in a college. When you apply ED, you're essentially committing to attend that school if you're accepted, which sends a strong signal to the admissions office that you're genuinely interested in attending their institution. This can sometimes give you a slight edge in the admissions process. However, it's important to keep in mind that Early Decision applications are binding, so you should only apply ED to a college if you're absolutely certain that it's your top choice. If you're not sure, you might consider applying Early Action (EA) instead, which is non-binding and can still show your interest in a school. Ultimately, it's important to weigh the pros and cons of applying ED or EA carefully before making a decision. Wishing you the best of luck in your college journey!

10 months ago

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