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Early Decision

The College Search Process Revs Up to a Fever Pitch

Jacqueline Murphy | Posted 02.13.2013 | College
Jacqueline Murphy

This is the time of the year when highly selective institutions of higher education start releasing results of their Early Decision Admission applications, often to a certain media frenzy.

Early Decision: A Letter to My Son

Andrea Reiser | Posted 02.10.2013 | Parents
Andrea Reiser

With early decisions imminent, I wanted to share some words of love, comfort and wisdom with my first baby to leave the nest.

To Apply Early or Not Apply Early

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 12.18.2012 | College
Rebecca Joseph

I view this process as a dating process. Some people marry the first person they date. That is Early Decision. Others date a number of people and they marry the right person. That is Early Action or Regular Action.

A Dream Deferred

David Boone | Posted 03.12.2012 | Home
David Boone

I looked away from the screen in fear and hit the refresh button. "We have completed our Early Action review of your application and have chosen to defer it to our Regular Action review time."

It's Not Just The Holidays For High School Seniors

Sydney Sadick | Posted 02.20.2012 | Home
Sydney Sadick

As a high school senior in the midst of applying to college, the two words that have been on my mind are "accepted" and "rejected." The reality is that rejection is a large part of life.

Parents, 'We' Are Not Applying To College, Our Children Are

Lisa Belkin | Posted 02.19.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

My parents never used the word "we" when talking about the process. My son is a senior this year, and I have slipped more than once. I hereby vow to stop.

Early Decision: How To Stop Stressing And Apply Right

| Kelsey Mulvey | Posted 01.04.2012 | Home

Senior year is thought of as the best year of high school; however, with all of the fun comes a great deal of stress. The first few months of senior y...

Early Decision, Late Opinion

Taylor Nunley | Posted 08.22.2011 | Education
Taylor Nunley

We're fickle; we know. So, when given the daunting task of choosing a college, how are we supposed to know that by the end of the year we'll still even like the college we applied to early on?

Consider a Gap Year

David D. Burstein | Posted 06.15.2011 | College
David D. Burstein

I took a gap year and it actually changed my life. Although, I initially resisted the idea, wanting to stay "on track," I soon realized that this wouldn't "set me back" at all.

Colleges Reconsider Early Admissions

Inside Higher Ed | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Four years ago, momentum appeared to be growing for competitive colleges to eliminate programs in which some high school students applied early and fo...

Penn Early Decision Applications Up 17%

The Daily Pennsylvanian | By Darina Shtrakhman | Friday, November 5, 2010 at 12:28 Pm | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Penn received 17 percent more early decision applications this year, according to Dean of Admissions Eric Furda. This brings the total to approxima...

Early Admissions Decisions Pour In For Class Of 2015

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Last month, colleges and universities across the nation started seeing rising rates of early decision applications -- now, most of the candidates who ...

3 Reasons Colleges Accept More Early Applicants

US News and World Report | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The numbers are clear: Colleges typically accept a higher percentage of the students who apply early. But admissions officers say that doesn't mean...

Stanford's Early-Admit Pool Breaks Records

Stanford Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Stanford has admitted 754 early applicants to the Class of 2015 and deferred about 500 more, Admission Director Bob Patterson said on Monday. The U...

So Far, 12 Schools See Increase In Early Applications

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Thus far into admissions season, twelve colleges and universities have seen increases in their early applications, the New York Times reports. Amon...

Applying "Early Decision"

Grant Calder | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Grant Calder

Is asking a 17-year-old to sign a binding contract with a single college just a month or two into his senior year is likely to produce a well-thought-out decision?

The College Insider: Admissions Freak Out Countdown #3: The Squeeze Play - Early Decision, Budget Cuts, And No Vacancy Signs

Karen Stabiner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Stabiner

Early applicants take up as much as 25 percent of an incoming class. If you're the kind of person who buys movie tickets on-line so you can choose the best seat, you know that the later it gets, the fewer options you have.

The College Insider: Admissions Freak-Out Countdown #8: Bah, Humbug, Tax Forms And Early Deferrals

Karen Stabiner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Stabiner

Some of the saddest posts on the internet -- and frequently some of the most poorly-written, which may be a clue -- are the ones from deferred students looking for a way to improve their odds come April.