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Is early action or regular decision better for higher acceptance chances?

Hey guys! So I'm really trying to maximize my chances of getting into my dream school, but I was wondering if applying early action actually boosts my chances compared to applying regular decision. What do you all think? Thanks for the advice!

9 months ago

Hi there! I can understand why you'd want to do everything you can to increase your chances of getting into your dream school. In general, early action acceptance rates are usually higher compared to regular decision. One reason for this is that applying early shows the college that you're highly interested in attending, and they like to see that commitment from applicants.

However, it's important to note that applying early action doesn't guarantee admission, and the higher acceptance rates seen in early action could also partially be due to a more competitive pool of applicants. My own child applied early action and got accepted despite the competitive pool, so it can definitely be a good strategy.

In the end, it's best to weigh your options carefully and consider your own situation. If your dream school offers early action, it can be advantageous for you to apply this way, but make sure you have a well-rounded and well-prepared application first. Best of luck in your college admissions journey!

9 months ago

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