Getting into the college is a serious business and
adding to the woes are a lot of confusing queries that keep arising
before and during the admission process. Before applying
in colleges, it is important that students do not have any kind of
confusion. Approximately two-third of the universities in US are now
admission programs with choices between Early Action (EA) or Early
Decision(ED). Having the correct information can help you find the right college.
Early Action (EA) and Early decision (ED)-
the major difference in this kind of admission program is that their
deadline is earlier then the common types of admission programs.
Candidates who apply under this category and get accepted enjoy a lot of
benefits, some of them are:
- They can relax and take up some
difficult course to appear as now they don’t have to worry about the
college. Taking a difficult "course" can be a highlight in their
application. Students who otherwise would not have opted for the
"course, for fear of scoring less can now take their chances.
family will have more time to arrange funds and look for a place to
stay. By applying early parents can take care of the funds, can compare
the fee structure, choose a college that suits their pocket, they can
shift to a place which is near to college or make arrangements which is
convenient for them and their children.
- And most
importantly, candidates have very good chances of getting accepted in
the colleges as more and more colleges are choosing to give admission to
the early applicants. In many colleges nearly 30-35% of the candidates
selected are from early admission programs.
Limitations of Early Decision (ED )-But
as nothing comes without a cost. The early admission programs do have
its limitations - Early Decision (ED)comes with a “binding” that once
accepted in the college, they will have to attend the college with no
option to leave. Candidates can apply to only one college under early
admission process but they are free to apply under the normal admission
process as many colleges they like. These programs are beneficial to the
candidates who are very
sure of the college, they wish to attend.
Early Action (EA) Programs-Admissions
programs which do not ask for any kind of commitment from the
candidates, if accepted are known as Early Action (EA) programs. On a
serious note, this option is better as it comes without any sort of
commitment and the candidates are free to apply in other colleges with
the flexibility of comparing the financial aid offers before getting
into the college.
Applying for early admissions is a personal
choice but as it comes out that early admission has more advantages then
normal admissions. Therefore, it is gaining wide popularity among
colleges and students.