What is ED II? Is the advantage to applying ED II the same as ED I?

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    Lisa Buchwalter
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Lisa Buchwalter Answered 7 months ago

Whereas ED I deadlines are generally in November, there is a new trend towards having a second binding application deadline, usually in January. Some students apply to their dream college ED I, and if rejected or deferred, they apply to a different college ED II. The advantages of ED II are just a strong as the advantages of ED I. Do not worry that they will think that applying ED II that that school is your second choice, even if this is true. ? The admissions process is much more pragmatic than this. It is not about perception as much....View More

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What is the difference between Early Action and Early Decision?

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    Lisa Buchwalter
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Lisa Buchwalter Answered 6 months ago

Early Action is a non-binding program, where you apply early, and find out early whether or not you get in. If you do get in, you do not need to go to that particular college or university. In most cases, applying early action does not give you a marked increase in your chances of admission. The benefit is in finding out early (generally from December to January) whether or not you got in. Restrictive Early Action:  Some schools (Stanford, Yale) have a hybrid program called Restrictive Early Action (REA). Under this program, you apply early and find out your results early, but you are not bound to go if admitted.....View More

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Do we need to send the projected scores of 12th Finals along with 12th Half Yearlies? Or will 12th Half Yearlies suffice? I am applying early. Thanks in advance.

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    Lisa Buchwalter
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Lisa Buchwalter Answered 7 months ago

Each university will let you know precisely what they require in terms of scores. If you are unsure, call the admissions office. You can find their numbers on the information page on www.collegeboard.com. In most cases, the colleges do require your projected 12th Finals scores in addition to your 12th Half Yearlies. If your projected scores are not available by the time you apply, you should send them in once they are available. Be proactive. The university will often ask for supplementary materials after you apply, if you did not send them initially. If so, send them the information promptly.....View More

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When should high school students start looking at colleges?

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Lisa Buchwalter Answered 7 months ago

It’s never too early to start looking at what factors are important to you for your college years. Ask yourself carefully what is important to you: a certain program, geographical region, structured vs. open curriculum, school spirit, fraternity/sorority (Greek) system, and level of pressure. These are just a few aspects that will determine your best-fit college.Although it is very common, we do not recommend looking at colleges solely on the basis of rankings. Rankings are very easily manipulated, and have resulted in real problems in admission, as colleges try to make themselves look as selective as possibly, which gives them....View More

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What do I do if I am deferred from my Early Action or Early Decision school?

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Lisa Buchwalter Answered 7 months ago

There is a big trend towards deferral, starting in 2017. If you are deferred, do not give up. If you were deferred Early Action or Early Decision, give it some time, and then create a letter stating that although you were very disappointed that you did not gain admittance, that you are still extremely interested in the school, and, most importantly, tell them what you have done since you applied to make you a stronger candidate. Did you take another standardized test? Win an award? Did your grades go up? Did you compete in a math Olympiad or MUN and....View More

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

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Lisa Buchwalter Answered 7 months 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....View More

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By when or by which month should I have taken my SAT subject test to apply for early admissions?

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Chris Winters Answered 5 months ago

While the scores for the October SAT Subject Tests (and even the November tests at some colleges) can still be used for your early applications, I recommend that you take the June Subject Test or earlier. This will provide you with an indication of how competitive you will be when selecting your early schools. If you are unsuccessful achieving the scores you hoped for, then you can take the test again in October. You will receive your score shortly before the November 1st Early Decision or Early Action deadline for many colleges. Some schools will still consider scores from the November test if you elect to have the....View More

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Do most colleges accept November SAT subject tests for Early Decision/Early Action?

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    Judith Winters
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Judith Winters Answered 5 months ago

Most colleges will accept November SAT subject scores for Early Decision/ Early Action. When you register for the November test, add the name of the ED/EA college to the registration so that they receive the scores electronically from the College Board. My recommendation is for you to also email the scores to the ED/EA colleges as soon as you receive them to insure that they have these results when they are reviewing your application.Some colleges will state categorically that they will not take standardized test scores after the application deadline. It is always prudent to know the deadline posted by your....View More

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    Shehab Khan
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General ACT: 34+ <-- taking October and November SAT II: Math 2 (800) Physics (780+) <-- haven't done these yet but these are my scores from when I practice for them - taking September and October GPA: 5.8/7 <-- Idk my GPA but this will be my guess... IB Subjects: IB Predicted 40/42 - HL Math 7, HL Physics 7, HL Economics 7, SL Chemistry 6, SL French 6, SL English Lang & Lit 7 Extended Essay: Mathematics - Queueing Theory (expecting an A) TOK: Expecting an A/B Total IB Points: I'll say 42-43/45 (I'll find out the one's being sent to uni in October) School type: Small private IB school Applying for financial aid: Yes. I think my family income is <100k Intended major: Computer Science (but I can change that considering CS is a hard major to apply to) Ethnicity: Indian passport but lived all my life in the middle east Activities - Founder and Instructor of TheCodingClub (I taught people how to program in C++, turned out to be one of the largest and most successful clubs in the school) (3 years - plan to do it in G12 as well) - Founder and President of MIT LaunchX Club - first in the country (helping people create companies of their own [I made one app-based company as well]) (2 years) - Co-Founder and Executive of TheEntrepreneurialClub (3 years) - Executive Member of the Student Council (2 years - altho one year was in middle school) - Main Symphonic Band of the school - first chair Clarinetist (6 years) - considered one of the best in the middle east - Working with a local orphanage - Certified Scuba Diver (SSI PADI) - Wankan Shotokan Karate Black Belt (6 years) - Tennis (internationally represented the school) (4 years) Certificates/Awards/Achievements - Sports medals - Duke of Edinburgh's International Award (bronze and silver) - Certificate of Leadership (the principal made this award 'in honor of me' for being a role model to all IB students) - Have done 4 computer science courses in my free time (certified) - Published author of "MatheMazing! The Beauty of Mathematics" (I wrote a book on the beauty on mathematics and many fun and interesting problems [it's like a 100 page book] published on Amazon and in-print copy. I was featured on the newspaper, and I have received many praises from university professors [including some field medalists!] from around the world). Work Experience - Chief Website Developer at The Echo Report (I managed my own team for about a year where we managed anything online to do with this Virginia-based newspaper company) - Trainee at the corporate banking department in Bank Muscat (in my country, internships is very very rare and having a job under 18 is illegal. So not many people do get the opportunity to get any work experience. I was lucky to be at the biggest bank in the country for about a week, shadowing various people in the department). Letters of Recommendation - Math teacher - he's like my father. Been my teacher for 4 years and also my Extended Essay supervisor and a great mentor and person to me. - English teacher - like my mother - she has also been my teacher for 4 years and was also the supervisor for the Student Council. She knows how much I've grown in English and also how determined I am in Student Council. - Additional rec: He's my Physics/TOK teacher, and more importantly my Tennis coach. He was also the head of the International Award expeditions and Scuba diving. - ED-specific rec: He helped me start The Coding Club. Where I'm applying Okay so I'm confused where I should apply ED. Either UPenn (NETS or M&T first choice and SEAS second choice) or Cornell engineering. UPenn has accepted 7 out of 14 people in my schools (and they've accepted all the two ED applicants). Cornell has accepted 2 out of 20 people. I know this may not matter, but just saying... Also, I'm applying to the following Early Action programs: UChicago, Georgia Tech, UNC Chapel Hill, Fordham+Columbia (Specialized 5 year program), Caltech and MIT. If I shouldn't apply to some, then please do tell me Regular Decision: Amherst College, Williams College, Yale, Yale-NUS, UC Berekely, UCLA, Dartmouth, Cornell/Penn (whichever I didn't apply ED).... The list may reduce, but this is it so far. Thank you :)

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    Tom O'Keefe
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Tom O'Keefe Answered 3 months ago

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Can someone get out of the binding contract of ED Application? If yes then how?

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Tom O'Keefe Answered 4 months ago

Short answer: yes, if you truly can't afford to pay to attend the school where you've been accepted ED based on whatever financial aid package you've been offered. Other ChanceMe experts will likely be better equipped than I to get into detail here, so I'll let someone else address the finer points.

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I’m considering ED’ing either Dartmouth or Northwestern and it’s my only application. They have similar acceptance rates for ED, so would saying it’s the only college I’m applying to be a significant boost? And would it be more effective at Dartmouth or NW?

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    Anupama Singh
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Anupama Singh Answered 3 months ago

It won't make any difference in your application saying that it's the only school you're applying to.  What will matter in your application is the overall quality of your academic record (marks, curriculum, etc.), essays, how you describe the outcomes and experiences of your activities, the actual activities you participated in, test scores, and all the other required pieces.

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Where do I ED to for a psychology major? I’m an Indian female with an Indian citizenship going to high school in India.

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    Lisa Buchwalter
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Lisa Buchwalter Answered 3 months ago

Hi there, please give us more details. What sort of curriculum are you in, test scores, grade composites, extracurriculars, do you need financial aid? Are you limiting to US or also interested in the UK and Canada? Open to all areas of the country? What sort of environment would you like to be in? Happy to help once we get more details.

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Do Early Action (EA) and Early Decision Colleges (ED) Colleges accept November SAT Subject test scores?

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Judith Winters Answered 3 months ago

This all depends on the school you are applying to- I suggest that you look at each schools's website (for the institution you are applying to ED or EA). Furthermore, you can send your November subject test scores to your EA/ED school in the event that they will consider these results.

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