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Can I apply regular decision after early decision?

Hey everyone! I'm going to be applying to college in the fall, and I was wondering if it's possible to apply to a school through early decision and then apply to other schools via regular decision if I don't get accepted. Is that allowed, or are there any rules against it? Thanks in advance!

8 months ago

Absolutely, you can apply to other schools via regular decision if you are not accepted through early decision. Early Decision (ED) is binding, which means if you're accepted, you're expected to attend that college and withdraw any other college applications. However, if you're not admitted, if you're deferred, or if the financial aid package isn't sufficient, you are free to apply to other institutions during the regular decision timeline.

It's important to prepare for both scenarios from the start. Make sure you have your list of regular decision schools ready to go, ensuring that all your applications materials such as essays, recommendation letters, and test scores can be repurposed or tailored efficiently if needed. This strategy allows you to be proactive and avoid a rush should your early decision application not turn out as hoped.

This approach ensures you keep your options open and maintain a sense of control over your college admissions process. Best of luck with your applications!

8 months ago

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