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How do I decide if I should apply to a college with binding early decision?

Hey there! I'm a junior and I'm starting to research colleges. One school I'm interested in offers binding early decision, but I'm not sure if I'm ready to commit. How did you guys decide if applying binding early decision was right for you? I'd appreciate any advice!

9 months ago

Hey! It's great to see you starting your college research early. Binding early decision can be a big commitment, so it's important to weigh the pros and cons before making a decision. First, consider how confident you are in your choice of school. If it's your top choice and you feel like it's the perfect fit for you academically, socially, and financially, then early decision might be a good option. Second, think about your financial situation. Early decision can limit your ability to compare financial aid packages from different schools, so make sure you've thoroughly researched the school's financial aid policies and feel comfortable with them. Lastly, consider your academic profile. Applying early decision can sometimes give you a slight advantage in the admissions process, but it's important to make sure your application is strong and well-prepared. Overall, take time to reflect on these factors and talk to your support network (parents, counselors, teachers) before making a decision. Good luck!

9 months ago

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