A Nonsensical Argument Against Early Decision

Do you not want your child to apply to a school under its binding Early Decision policy because you don’t feel your child should have to commit to one school and one school only? If so, we’d urge you to get over it and reconsider. And why? Because when you … 

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Binding Early Decision Commitment

There’s a piece up on “US News & World Report” by Alexandra Pannoni entitled “What Happens to Students Who Back Out of Early Decision Offers” that we figured we’d share with our readers. It should first be noted that we have never, in over a quarter of a century of … 

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Using Early Decision Card Wisely

Many folks often say to us, “Why not see if my son can get into Columbia in the Early Decision round? What’s the harm? We don’t want to wonder for the rest of our lives if he could have gotten in.” It’s indeed a refrain we hear annually at this time, … 

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Crazy Students Don’t Apply Early Decision

We firmly believe that only crazy students don’t apply Early Decision or Early Action. The odds of getting in through the Early Decision or Early Action round (depending on the college’s policy) are so much stronger than are the odds of getting in during the Regular Decision round. Just look … 

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Certainty and Applying Early Decision

There’s a piece in “Forbes” by Troy Onink entitled “College Admissions: Answers From Prep School Pros” that we figured we’d discuss on the pages of our college admissions blog. A college counselor at a preparatory school is asked about when students should or should not apply Early Decision or Early Action. … 

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Crazy Students Don’t Apply Early

If you’re a high school senior and you’re not sure where you’ll be applying Early Decision / Early Action, what on earth are you waiting for? What will help make your decision tomorrow that couldn’t help make your decision three months ago? But, nonetheless, at least you probably understand the … 

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Early Decision Commitment

If you’re a regular reader of our college admissions blog, you know that we encourage our students at Ivy Coach to make an Early Decision commitment by applying to a college with an Early Decision policy, or to apply to a college that offers an Early Action policy. It’s one of … 

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Applying Early to College is a Must

Applying Early to college is a must. If you’re a rising senior and you’re hoping to gain admission to a highly selective college next year, we hope you’ll be applying Early Decision or Early Action to your dream school(s). If you want to go to Columbia, we hope you’ll be … 

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Applying Early Decision or Early Action

Applying Early Decision or Early Action is very wise. If you’re a high school junior and you’re starting to seriously think about where you want to attend college in less than two years from now, we’ve got some advice for you. If you read nothing else on our college admissions … 

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Applying ED To A Highly Selective College

Are you considering applying ED to a highly selective college? If you’d like to attend a highly selective college, we highly recommend that you do apply Early Decision. By doing so, you greatly improve your odds of admission. As you can see from taking a look at Ivy League admissions statistics, … 

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