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Ivy League early decision, when is the right time to apply?

Hello! I'm a junior, and I want to apply early decision to an Ivy League school. Can you guys please tell me when the early decision deadline usually is, and when is the best time to submit my application to maximize my chances of acceptance? I'm currently considering Columbia, UPenn, and Cornell. Also, any advice on preparing for the early decision process would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

9 months ago

Hello there! The early decision deadlines for Ivy League schools like Columbia, UPenn, and Cornell typically fall around November 1st. Applying early decision carries the advantage of potentially higher acceptance rates, as demonstrated by statistics from previous years. To maximize your chances, it's best to submit a well-prepared application before the deadline, rather than rushing at the last moment.

In terms of preparing for the early decision process, I recommend beginning your research and application process during the summer before your senior year. Use this time to thoroughly research each school, make sure they're the right fit for you, and consider visiting the campuses if possible. Give yourself plenty of time to write thoughtful essays that showcase your unique personality, experiences, and aspirations. Don't forget to reach out to your teachers and counselors for strong letters of recommendation, and make sure to maintaining a high level of academic performance throughout your junior and senior years. Best of luck with your applications!

9 months ago

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