3 Reasons Colleges Accept More Early Applicants

12/16/2010 11:01 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The numbers are clear: Colleges typically accept a higher percentage of the students who apply early.

But admissions officers say that doesn't mean early applicants have an easier time at all schools. Some of the reasons for the higher admissions rates could actually make things harder for some early applicants.

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