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Is it possible to apply Early Decision to more than one school?

I'm currently in the process of applying to colleges, and I have a few top-choice schools that I absolutely love. I was wondering if it's possible to apply Early Decision to more than one school, or if that's not allowed? If it's not possible, what is the best strategy when deciding which school to apply ED to? Thanks for any advice!

9 months ago

Hi there! Unfortunately, you cannot apply Early Decision (ED) to more than one school. Early Decision is a binding agreement, which means that if you are accepted, you're committed to attending that specific school and must withdraw any other college applications that you have submitted. This is why you can only apply ED to one school at a time.

In terms of selecting which school to apply ED to, it's essential that you do thorough research on the schools you're considering. Think about factors like academics, location, size, environment, extracurricular opportunities, and financial aid policies. Determine which school is your top choice, where you feel you would be happiest and most successful.

You might also want to consider applying Early Action (EA) to other schools that you like, which is non-binding and allows you to apply to multiple institutions. With EA, you can still apply early and receive decisions earlier, but you are not committed to attending if accepted. This might be a good choice for your other top-choice schools alongside your ED application.

Good luck with your college applications!

9 months ago

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