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Are there any advantages to submitting my application before the deadline?

Hey guys, I was wondering if there are any benefits to submitting my college application earlier than the deadline. Do admissions officers look at applications on a rolling basis or all at once? Thanks for any insights!

9 months ago

Hey there! I understand the urge to submit your application early, thinking that it might give you an advantage. However, the answer to your question really depends on the type of deadline the college has established. Are you applying through an Early Action or an Early Decision plan?

If yes, then definitely submitting early has benefits as you'll get to know the results sooner and might have a better chance of admissions, since the acceptance rate can sometimes be higher during these rounds. Additionally, having an early acceptance can help ease the pressure for the rest of the applications.

On the other hand, if you're applying through the Regular Decision process (which typically has a deadline in January), submitting before that deadline might not provide any clear advantages, since most colleges review all the applications together once the deadline has passed. However, some experts still recommend submitting a few days early to avoid technical difficulties, and it may give you peace of mind.

Finally, if it's a rolling admission, submitting earlier can certainly help. In this case, the earlier you apply, the sooner you'll receive a decision from the college. Good luck!

9 months ago

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