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Duke University
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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
| 800 verbal


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Does applying Early Decision actually help your chances?

Hi fellow students, I've heard that applying Early Decision might increase my chances of getting accepted into my dream school. Is there any truth to this? And if yes, what are the reasons behind it? Thank you for your help!

9 months ago

Hi there! It's true that applying Early Decision (ED) can boost your chances of acceptance at many schools. This is primarily because colleges appreciate the demonstrated interest and commitment that come with applying ED. By applying ED, you're signaling that the college is your top choice, and you'll attend if accepted.

Also, colleges often have a smaller and more focused pool of applicants during the ED round. As a result, they may be more likely to offer admission as the applicant pool may be slightly less competitive than during the Regular Decision round. However, it's crucial to keep in mind that applying ED is a binding agreement, so make sure you're 100% committed to attending the school if you get accepted. Before making the decision to apply ED, fully research the school, and ensure it's not only a great academic fit, but also a good financial and social fit for you. Good luck with your applications!

9 months ago

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