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Is it better to submit an application sooner rather than later?

Hello, I'm a junior and I've been thinking about when to submit my college applications. Does submitting an application early (before the deadline) have any benefits or advantages? Or does it not make a difference? Thanks for any help!

9 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're thinking ahead about your college applications. In general, submitting your application early can have some benefits, but it really depends on the type of application you're submitting.

If you're applying Early Decision or Early Action, then submitting your application early is definitely an advantage as it shows your interest in the college and can potentially increase your chances of acceptance. These deadlines are usually in November, so keep an eye on those.

However, if you're applying through Regular Decision, submitting early may not provide any direct benefits in terms of acceptance rates. That being said, it's always a good idea to submit your application ahead of the deadline to avoid any last-minute technical issues or other potential problems that might arise. Plus, getting it done early can help relieve some of the stress associated with the application process.

In summary, while submitting your application early may not always directly impact your chances of acceptance, it can help demonstrate your interest in the college and give you peace of mind. Good luck!

9 months ago

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