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Emory Early Decision Binding?

Hi everyone! Currently, Emory University is one of my top choices for college. I've been considering applying through their early decision (ED) program. Can anyone confirm if Emory's ED program is binding or not? And if so, are there any potential downsides to applying to Emory ED? Thanks for your help!

8 months ago

Hello! Yes, Emory University's Early Decision program is indeed binding, as all ED programs are. If you apply ED and are accepted, you are expected to withdraw all other applications and commit to attending Emory. This binding nature of ED is the main downside of applying early; you must be absolutely certain that Emory is your top choice since you'll be committed to attending if offered admission.

Another potential concern is financial aid. If you need significant financial assistance, applying ED might not be the best choice, as you won't have the ability to compare financial aid packages from multiple schools. On the other hand, if you don't have any financial concerns and you're confident that Emory is your dream school, applying ED can be beneficial. Acceptance rates for ED tend to be higher, which means you might have a better chance at getting accepted. Just weigh the pros and cons carefully and make sure that Emory is the right fit for you before jumping into the ED process. Good luck with your application!

8 months ago

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