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Is Early Action better than Regular Decision?

Hi everyone, I'm just starting my college applications and I'm not sure if I should apply Early Action or Regular Decision. Generally speaking, is EA better than RD? What should I consider when making my decision? Any advice would be appreciated!

8 months ago

Hey there! I understand that figuring out whether to apply Early Action (EA) or Regular Decision (RD) can be a bit confusing. Generally speaking, there isn't a one-size-fits-all answer as it depends on your specific situation and preferences.

EA can be a great choice if you have a clear top-choice school and you're confident in your application early on. It usually has a higher acceptance rate compared to RD, and it can relieve some stress since you'll receive the decision earlier. However, keep in mind that EA might not give you as much time to improve your application as RD would.

As for Regular Decision, it gives you more time to polish your application, boost your GPA, and increase test scores. With that said, you should weigh the pros and cons and consider factors such as your application's readiness, your preferences, and financial aid opportunities. Good luck with your college applications!

8 months ago

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