What is the difference between Early Action and Early Action 2?
Many schools have both Early Action I and Early Action II. Early Action I generally has a November deadline, with students receiving the school’s decision by mid-December. Early Action II usually carries a January deadline, with applicants hearing back 4-8 weeks later.
How many times can you apply early action?
You may apply Early Action (EA) to more than one college, except in the case of colleges that offer “Single-Choice Early Action.” Other colleges may add this single-choice restriction, now that the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) has decided to explicitly allow schools to do so.
Is early action better than regular?
Improves Your Odds However, if you apply early you may have a better chance of getting into your college of choice. Typically, early admission rates are higher than regular or overall admission rates for most schools. At some schools, the admission rate can be substantially better for early admission candidates.
Can you apply again after early action?
If you are denied outright (“rejected”) in the Early Decision or Early Action round, then you CANNOT reapply. If you are deferred via ED or EA, you do not have to reapply. The college will automatically consider you along with the Regular Decision candidates.
Is early action more competitive?
The Early Action rates are not universally higher as with ED rates, however, they typically are more favorable than during the regular round. At some uber-selective schools, a fairly large advantage can be gained. UNC Chapel Hill admits 31% of EA applicants compared to just 8% via regular decision.
What is the benefit of early action?
Early action gives you sooner notice than regular decision. ED enhances your chances of being accepted as fewer students choose that route.
Does Swarthmore have early action?
The regular admissions application deadline for Swarthmore is January 1. Interested students can apply for early decision, and the Swarthmore early decision deadline is November 15.
How many colleges can you apply to early action?
You may not apply to more than one college under early decision. If you are not accepted, you will either be rejected or deferred. Rejected applicants may not apply again that year. Deferred applicants will be reconsidered during the regular admission period, and are free to apply to other schools.
Do colleges send rejection emails?
Today many letters of acceptance are sent through email. This means that students may receive their college acceptance letters or rejection letters at any time of day, even potentially at school. One year a student received 3 of their rejection emails while at school.
When should I expect admission decisions?
If you applied for early decision, you should be notified around December 15th. If you applied to colleges where there is rolling admission, it generally can take six to eight weeks to receive a decision. Regular admission deadlines are around the 1st of the year and those decisions are revealed in March and April.
How long do colleges take to accept you early action?
The drawbacks of applying early Time crunch for other applications: Most colleges do not notify ED and EA applicants of admission until December 15. Because of the usual deadlines for applications, this means that if a student is rejected by the ED college, there are only two weeks left to send in other applications.