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When exactly is Early Decision for college applications?

I'm considering applying Early Decision, but I'm not sure of the exact timeline. When is the ED deadline for most colleges? How much earlier than Regular Decision would I be submitting my application? I want to make sure I have enough time to prepare and submit my best possible application. Thanks for any advice!

9 months ago

Hi there! Early Decision (ED) is a great option for students who have a clear first-choice college and want to show their commitment to that school. Generally, the deadline for ED applications is around November 1st. However, it's important to check the specific deadline for the college you're interested in since it can vary slightly from one institution to another.

By applying ED, you'll typically be submitting your application about two months earlier than the Regular Decision deadline, which is usually around January 1st. This means you'll need to have your application, essays, recommendations, and test scores ready earlier. Additionally, you'll usually receive an admission decision in mid-December, giving you the advantage of knowing the outcome before the winter break.

Good luck with your application process! Make sure to plan your time wisely to ensure you can submit your best possible application.

9 months ago

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