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Can you apply Early Decision and Early Action simultaneously?

Hey, guys! I have a question about the college application process. Is it possible to apply to one college through Early Decision while also applying to another college through Early Action? Would there be any potential conflicts or drawbacks with this approach? Thanks for your guidance!

9 months ago

Hello! Great question about the application process. The simple answer is yes, you can apply to one college through Early Decision (ED) and another through Early Action (EA) simultaneously, provided the colleges in question do not have restrictions on their early application policies.

However, it's crucial to understand the difference between ED and EA. Early Decision is a binding agreement, which means if you're accepted, you're committed to attending that school and must withdraw all other applications. Early Action, on the other hand, is non-binding, allowing you to apply early and receive a decision without being obligated to attend.

It would be wise to check each college's specific policies, as some institutions have restrictive Early Action (REA) policies that prevent you from applying to any other school's binding ED programs. In such cases, you would need to decide whether you prefer applying ED or REA.

In conclusion, applying ED and EA simultaneously can be done but always review each school's application policies to avoid any conflicts. Best of luck!

9 months ago

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