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Early Decision and Early Action DETAILS

What’s the difference between Early Decision and Early Action?  Here’s a quick explanation of the difference between these two college admission timing options.

Not all colleges offer early decision and early action options.  You can usually find out what admission plans are available on each college’s website.

Colleges appreciate and reward early applications; by applying early you are showing your strong interest in them.  Some colleges with the Early Decision option fill 40% or more of their class with early applicants and accept applicants at a higher rate.  While this New York Times article is a few years old, the information is still accurate:  there are advantages to applying early.

Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions about Early Decision or Early Action!

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