Rules of Applying Early





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Discus: College Admissions: 2002 - 2003 Archive: July 2003 Archive: Rules of Applying Early
By Sweet04heart (Sweet04heart) on Tuesday, July 29, 2003 - 06:06 pm: Edit

I know that you can only apply to one ivy school early, but does the same apply to non-ivy schools?

By Drusba (Drusba) on Tuesday, July 29, 2003 - 06:23 pm: Edit

If you apply Early Decision (which binds you to attend if accepted), you cannot apply Early Decision or Early Action (an early non-binding decision) to any other school. That is a rule everywhere. If you apply Early Action to a school you can usually apply Early Action elsewhere but that has exceptions, particularly Yale and Stanford which have Early Action and require that you not apply Early Action elsewhere. Thus, you need to check with particular schools first.

None of the above rules prevents you from applying "regular admissions" to any other school even if you send in your application early (which is usually recommended because often you need to apply early to qualify for any scholarships). Also, regular admissions includes schools that have "rolling admissions" (their decisions for admission are made promptly for all applicants as applications are received) and thus you can also apply rolling admissions to any school that has it (many state schools do).

By Clickspring (Clickspring) on Tuesday, July 29, 2003 - 10:12 pm: Edit

Your guidance counselor has to sign off on ED applications. He or she will not allow you to apply ED to more to one school as it's in violation of college's ED policies.

By Morgantruce (Morgantruce) on Tuesday, July 29, 2003 - 11:30 pm: Edit

Drusba,
Please stop distributing the same wrong information all over this forum.

By Chasgoose (Chasgoose) on Wednesday, July 30, 2003 - 01:39 am: Edit

If you apply Early Decision you can still apply Early Action to however many schools you want (assuming they are not Harvard, Yale, and Stanford, because they will only offer single choice Early Action) the one caveat is that if you are accepted to an Early Decision school and an Early Action school you are required to attend the Early Decision school because you made a binding agreement with them when you applied.

By Morgantruce (Morgantruce) on Wednesday, July 30, 2003 - 02:09 am: Edit

Chasgoose has the correct information.

By Newbie01 (Newbie01) on Saturday, August 02, 2003 - 07:45 pm: Edit

does the early action take into consideration simply junior year grades, or grades through 9 ~ 11?


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