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Is early decision a good idea?

Hey everyone, I was just wondering if applying early decision to a college is a smart move. I've heard that the acceptance rates are higher, but I'm also a bit concerned about it being binding. Can someone share their thoughts on this?

9 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're considering your options when it comes to college applications.

Yes, early decision acceptance rates tend to be higher compared to regular decision rates. Colleges appreciate the commitment shown by early decision applicants. However, as you mentioned, it is a binding agreement; if you get accepted, you are expected to enroll in the college and withdraw all other applications.

Consider your financial situation as well. If you need time to compare financial aid offers from different colleges, early decision may not be the best choice. Moreover, you should feel certain about your top-choice school before opting for early decision.

In my experience, my daughter applied to her dream school via early decision and got in. It worked out well for us, but every situation is unique. My suggestion would be to weigh the pros and cons and make a decision based on your priorities. Ultimately, only you can decide what's best for you. Good luck!

9 months ago

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