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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
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Pros and cons of Early Decision?

Hey everyone! I'm a junior in high school looking into the college application process, and I'm wondering if Early Decision is a good choice for someone who's sure about their top choice school. Can you share your experiences and the pros and cons of applying Early Decision? Thanks!

9 months ago

Hi there! I'm glad you're getting a head start on your college application process. Early Decision can be a great choice for students who are certain about their top choice school. Here are some pros and cons to consider:


1. Higher acceptance rates - Many colleges tend to have a higher acceptance rate for Early Decision applicants compared to Regular Decision applicants.

2. College search can end sooner - If you're accepted, the college search process ends, reducing stress and allowing you to enjoy your senior year.


1. Binding - Early Decision is a binding agreement, meaning that if you're accepted, you're committed to attending that school and must withdraw applications from other colleges.

2. Limited financial aid comparison - Since you're committing to only one school, you won’t be able to compare financial aid offers from multiple colleges.

Ultimately, the decision to apply Early Decision should be based on your certainty about attending your top choice and your family's financial situation. Good luck!

9 months ago

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