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


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How do I choose between applying to college via Early Action or Regular Decision?

Hello! I'm a junior, and I'm not sure whether to apply Early Action or Regular Decision at some of the schools on my list. I'm not set on one top-choice school, but I want to make an informed decision. How should I weigh the pros and cons of each option? Thanks for your help!

8 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're thinking about your application options early on. Early Action (EA) and Regular Decision (RD) both have their pros and cons, and the best choice depends on your specific situation.

Applying EA can provide several advantages, such as receiving admissions decisions earlier and potentially having a higher acceptance rate at some colleges. If you're confident in your current academic standing and have your application materials ready, EA could be a great option. It may also help reduce stress, as you could secure a spot before the RD deadline.

On the other hand, RD gives you more time to improve your academic performance, build your extracurricular activities, and polish your application materials. If you feel that your current credentials might not be strong enough for your target schools, or if you'd like to see how your senior year grades affect your chances, RD might be a better option.

Ultimately, it's important to consider factors like your current academic performance, extracurriculars, and application readiness in order to decide which option works best for you. Good luck, and I hope you make the choice that feels right for you!

8 months ago

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