Early Action vs. Early Decision vs. Regular Decision: How You Apply Makes the Difference
Will applying early improve my chances? What’s the difference between ED and EA? What about financial aid?
As a college admissions consultant, I hear these questions every day! And I get it. This stuff is confusing. How you apply to colleges can dramatically impact both your acceptances and your financial packages. Your application strategy needs to be tailored to your family’s academic goals and financial considerations.
While every university has its own admissions policies and historical data, this simple table will give you a little information to get started. From here, work with a professional education consultant or your school guidance counselor to craft your own application strategy.
Here are a few tips you need to know:
At PrepU, we’ve helped thousands of families make strategic application plans based on their financial and academic goals. Feel free to reach out if you need help maximizing scholarship dollars or applying to your dream school with confidence!
Jen Rosier is owner and Founder of PrepU and owner of Tutor Doctor Suburban Boston. An expert in admissions and test prep, Jen is all about simplifying and de-stressing the admissions process. Oh, and helping families afford an education!