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Is it worth applying Early Decision to my dream school?

Hi everyone! I'm currently a junior, and I'm considering applying Early Decision to my top choice college. I've heard that applying ED can increase your chances of getting in, but I'm also a little nervous about committing to one school so early. Is it worth it to apply ED, or should I wait and apply Regular Decision? Thanks for your input!

10 months ago

Hello! It's great that you're thinking ahead about your college application strategy. Applying Early Decision can be a good choice for some students, especially if you're absolutely certain that your top choice college is the right fit for you. It's true that applying ED can sometimes increase your chances of admission, as colleges appreciate the commitment and enthusiasm you're showing for their institution. However, keep in mind that ED is a binding agreement, which means that if you're accepted, you're expected to attend and withdraw all other applications. If you're not 100% sure about your top choice, or if you think you might benefit from comparing financial aid offers from multiple colleges, it might be better to apply Regular Decision. Ultimately, the decision should be based on your personal preferences and goals. Good luck with your application process and I hope you find the best path for you!

10 months ago

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