Early Applications – When to show ’em and when to hold ’em
Looking for a way to boost admission odds without obligating yourself to attend? The list below details some colleges with early action admission rates that provide a bump.
On the other hand, if your student is still working hard on their first semester grades and one more shot at improving their test scores and the schools on their college list don’t give an early action bump then consider taking a breath and holding off to regular decision.Abilene Christian UniversitySaint Joseph’s UniversityBard CollegeSaints Anselm CollegeBirmingham-Southern CollegeSewanee: The University of the SouthCase Western Reserve UniversitySimmons CollegeThe Catholic University of AmericaSt. John’s College MarylandChristopher Newport UniversitySt. Mary’s College MarylandCollege of WoosterStanford UniversityColorado CollegeState University of New York – BuffaloDickinson CollegeTexas Christian UniversityEmerson CollegeTulane UniversityGeorgia Institute of TechnologyUniversity of Colorado – BoulderGoucher CollegeUniversity of DenverHarvard UniversityUniversity of Mary WashingtonHigh Point UniversityUniversity of ScrantonJohn Carroll UniversityUniversity of Massachusetts – AmherstKalamazoo CollegeUniversity of MiamiLoyola University MarylandUniversity of North Carolina – CharlotteNorth Carolina StateUniversity of Notre DameMarist CollegeUniversity of VermontOhio State University – ColumbusUrsinus CollegePrinceton University (REA)Wheaton College – MARose-Hulman Institute of TechnologyWofford CollegeSt. John’s College – MDWorcester Polytechnic InstituteSt. John’s College – NMYale University (REA)
Unlike Early Decision, Early Action is non-binding, so it nearly always works to your advantage if the student’s college profile is competitive and an A+ essay is ready to roll.
This list is not meant to be comprehensive but provides some insight and each student’s results, of course, will vary. With most early action deadlines occurring November 1 through December 1 now is the time to take a closer look.