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How do I know if Early Decision or Early Action is right for me?

Hey everyone! I'm a junior in high school, and I've been hearing a lot about Early Decision and Early Action application options. I'm not sure if either one is the right choice for me, and I'm hoping to get some advice. What are the pros and cons of each, and how do I know if I should apply early to my top-choice school? Thanks in advance!

10 months ago

Hey there! It's great to see you're thinking about your college application process early on. Early Decision (ED) and Early Action (EA) can be beneficial for some students, but it's important to understand the differences and which one might be right for you. Early Decision is a binding commitment, meaning if you're accepted through ED, you must attend that school and withdraw all other applications. ED can be a good choice if you have a clear top-choice school and you're confident in your application. The acceptance rates are generally higher during ED, but remember that it's a binding agreement. On the other hand, Early Action is non-binding. You can apply to multiple schools through EA, and if you're accepted, you have until May 1st (the National Decision Day) to make your final choice. EA is beneficial as it allows you to learn about your admission status earlier, giving you more time to plan and compare financial aid packages. If you're unsure which option to choose, consider the following questions: Are you 100% certain about your top-choice school? Are you confident in your current academic and extracurricular profile? Are you prepared to make a binding commitment? If you answer 'yes' to these questions, ED might be a good choice for you. If not, EA could be a better option. Good luck!

10 months ago

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