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What should I consider when choosing an early decision school?

I'm thinking about applying early decision to one of my top-choice colleges, but I'm not sure how to make the final decision. What factors should I consider when choosing an early decision school, and is it worth the commitment? Any advice would be appreciated!

9 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're considering applying early decision to one of your top-choice colleges. Here are a few factors you should consider when making your decision:

1. Level of interest: Make sure that the school you're applying to early decision is truly your number one choice. Remember that early decision is binding, so it's crucial that you're committed to attending if accepted.

2. Financial aid: Early decision can sometimes impact financial aid offers. If you need a substantial amount of financial assistance, make sure to research the school's policies on financial aid for early decision applicants.

3. Admissions chances: Early decision can give you a slight edge in the admissions process. If your top-choice school has a higher acceptance rate for early decision applicants, this might be a factor in favor of applying early.

My child applied early decision to their dream school and was accepted. It was a great relief to have the process completed early, but it was also a big commitment. Good luck with your decision!

9 months ago

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