Applying Early??

What is the difference between Early Decision and Early Action?

Early Decision requires a student to submit an application to a university by a set date (usually by November 1st or November 15th). By applying Early Decision, the student has made a commitment to attend that college if admitted, and to withdraw all other applications upon acceptance. Early Decision is not recommended unless the student is absolutely sure that he/she will attend the university if accepted.


Early Action is a non-binding plan that requires an academically qualified student to submit an application by an early deadline so that the student may know at an early date whether he/she has been accepted.