Schools changing to EA

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By Hova118 (Hova118) on Tuesday, July 15, 2003 - 10:11 pm: Edit

Anyone know what top 25 schools are changing to Early action for the 2003 admission this fall?

By Bobellison (Bobellison) on Wednesday, July 16, 2003 - 12:03 am: Edit

I believe princeton is

By Canadian_Idol (Canadian_Idol) on Wednesday, July 16, 2003 - 01:48 am: Edit

what princeton's keeping their early decision

yale and stanford's changing to ea

By Progex (Progex) on Wednesday, July 16, 2003 - 10:49 am: Edit

Can someone differentiate what EA and ED both mean?

By Oops (Oops) on Wednesday, July 16, 2003 - 03:12 pm: Edit

EA - Early Action. You apply earlier, get your decision earlier, but do not have to enroll if you are accepted.

ED - Early Decision. If you apply and are accepted, then you have to enroll in the school.

By Bobellison (Bobellison) on Wednesday, July 16, 2003 - 04:05 pm: Edit

is yale's still single choice?

By Rowan (Rowan) on Wednesday, July 16, 2003 - 04:12 pm: Edit

There are now three "early option" application processes.

EA -- Early Action. You submit your application about 3 months earlier and generally received the decision befor January. You are allowed to apply to as many schools EA as you would like*. There is no committment and you have until May 1 to reply. (* - see SCEA)

ED -- Early Decision. Same as EA with two hitches: if you are accepted, you go to that school, no ifs ands or buts about it. The exceptions are on financial grounds (it is extremely rare). Also, you may only apply to ONE school ED, given the binding contract part of it; though you may apply to other schools EA or Regular Decision (RD), you are required to withdraw your applications if you are accepted to an ED school. ALL UNIVERSITIES HONOR THIS, AND IT IS A SEVERE STRIKE AGAINST YOU IF YOU DO NOT WITHDRAW YOUR OTHER APPLICATIONS UPON ACCEPTANCE. Some schools offer ED I and ED II, the same thing at different time frames (October-December, January-March).

SCEA -- Single-Choice Early Action. In order to properly balance the dichotomies between ED and EA, several "elite" colleges have switched to SCEA: Stanford, Yale and Harvard. This means that you can submit one application "early" -- to their school. In all other respects, however, it is the same as EA.

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