My favorite colleges has ED and EA. Which one should I do?

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    Lisa Buchwalter

Lisa Buchwalter Answered a year ago

In most cases, there is little to no advantage in terms of admission to applying Early Action, as it is not binding. The school will know that you may go elsewhere, and are not locked in as with Early Decision, and so your odds of getting in are about the same as in applying Regular Decision. If you are positive that you want a particular school, and you are not concerned about comparing financial aid awards then apply Early Decision, where you are much more likely to get in. If you have any doubt however, or if you need to take the largest aid award, then EA may be the way to go. Although numbers of getting in are not higher, you will know earlier, and this is a great advantage when going through such a stressful process.

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