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Ep. 74 | Should I Apply Early Decision?

In this episode, I break down the arguments for and against applying "Early Decision" to college. This is a high-stakes bet that must be considered carefully.

Show Notes:

In this episode, I reveal the pros and cons of applying "Early Decision" to college. This high-stakes decision should not be taken lightly. Colleges benefit from ED programs, but do students?

Here is what I discuss in this episode:

0:01:20 Timelines and terminology
0:02:00 Early admissions deadlines
0:02:40 Early Decision or "ED"
0:04:00 Restricted Early Action or "REA"
0:04:48 Early Action or "EA"
0:05:40 Regular Decision or "RD"
0:06:10 Why higher admit rate for ED?
0:06:40 Why colleges benefit from ED
0:11:20 What kind of students apply ED?
0:14:44 Private schools use ED to their advantage
0:16:10 Should I apply ED?
0:17:20 Not all ED applicants get admitted
0:18:20 Your child should apply ED if...
0:21:40 Do not apply ED if...

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