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Are there any disadvantages to applying Early Decision II?

Hi, I'm strongly considering applying Early Decision II for one of my top choice colleges. However, I've heard mixed opinions about this round of Early Decision admissions. Could anyone shed some light on the potential drawbacks or advantages of applying ED II? Thanks!

8 months ago

Hi there! I can share some insights based on my child's experience with the Early Decision II process. It definitely has its advantages and disadvantages, so it's essential to weigh them against your personal preferences and situation.

On the plus side, ED II can be somewhat less competitive than ED I, since many highly committed applicants have already been admitted in ED I round. Applying in ED II could also give you a bit more time to polish your application and demonstrate your interests to the college.

However, there are some disadvantages. If you are accepted via ED II, you're committing to attend that college, which means you won't be able to compare financial aid packages from other schools. So, if financial aid is a significant factor in your decision-making process, applying Regular Decision instead might be more suitable.

I hope this helps you make an informed decision! Good luck with your applications!

8 months ago

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