Is Early Decision Right for Me?

on April 22, 2016

You made it! Your last year of high school is here, and while it’s tempting to let senioritis get the best of you, don’t get carried away just yet. You still have to decide whether or not you want to apply for early decision.

How do you know if it’s the right move for you?

You Know Where You Want to Go


It was love at first sight. You fell in love with a campus and you knew it was The One. You’ve been dreaming about a certain school for a while now, and you’re sure you won’t change your mind. Sound like you? Send in that application!

You’re Confident About Your Chances


If your test scores, GPA and extracurriculars exceed the requirements for incoming freshman and the Cappex What Are My Chances? calculator say it’s likely you’ll get in, go ahead and click “submit your application.”

But what if you don’t get in, even with the odds on your side? Don’t worry – applying early and being rejected means you still have plenty of time to find other schools that fit your criteria and fall in love with them.

You Want to Get it Done Early


Are you the type of person who’s never procrastinated on a single project and hate the idea of sitting around waiting to send in an application? Well. what are you waiting for? Get your recommendation letters in order, ask your counselor for a copy of your transcripts, and get that application finalized. Sit back, relax, and enjoy your free time while the rest of your friends are scrambling to finish applications later this year.

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