Early Decision/Early Action

Early Action vs Early Decision: Understanding the Difference

Early Action vs Early Decision: Understanding the Difference

By Shayla Lebeck / 05/31/2024

So, you’ve started researching colleges you’re interested in applying to. You’ve done the virtual tour, read about the amazing clubs, and dreamt about having group Spotify sessions with your dorm floor. You’re starting to make your spreadsheet with the college deadlines, and you’re coming across a few different types of deadlines, including Early Decision and…

Differences Between Early Application Plans

Differences Between Early Application Plans

By Solomon Team / 07/21/2023

So, you are applying to college and decide to create a calendar for application deadlines. In your exploration of college websites, you come across terms like early decision (ED), early action (EA), and restrictive or single-choice early action (REA or SCEA). Do all these admissions decision plans confuse you? Are you asking yourself why there…

The Early Action Admissions Process

The Early Action Admissions Process

By Solomon Team / 02/09/2023

College application season can be a stressful time for high school seniors. But, did you know that there’s a way to apply to colleges early and potentially have a less stressful senior year? This is where early action comes in! Early Action (EA) is an undergraduate college admissions option that allows students to apply to…

Early decision didn’t work…what now?

Early decision didn’t work…what now?

By Solomon Team / 11/25/2022

After enormous consideration, you decided to apply early decision to your first-choice college. You weighed your options, knew that applying early decision could provide additional leverage to your candidacy, and if admitted, you’ve signed a binding agreement to attend. Unfortunately, it didn’t work in your favor. What now? First, let’s take a look at how…

What happens if you are rejected early decision?

What happens if you are rejected early decision?

By Solomon Team / 11/22/2022

The college admission process is filled with uncertainty. With so many colleges to pick from and multiple ways to apply, it’s no wonder that students and families become stressed during the process. One way to reduce uncertainty and anxiety is to apply early decision to the first choice college. Why submit an early decision application?…

How Does Applying Early Decision or Early Action Affect Your Application?

How Does Applying Early Decision or Early Action Affect Your Application?

By Solomon Team / 02/22/2022

Both Early Decision and Early Action are becoming increasingly popular options for applicants, for good reason. At many colleges, as many as a third or more of the entering class may have been admitted under one or the other of these programs, with admission rates that may be two to three times higher than the…

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions!!!

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions!!!

By Solomon Team / 12/13/2021

With April approaching, high school seniors across the country and the world are anxiously awaiting the arrival of their fat envelopes. It’s an annual ritual where they will rush home from school to stalk the mailman with the hope that an admissions offer, usually packaged in a fat envelope, is in the mailbox. With tremendous…

What To Do With Your Summer

What To Do With Your Summer

By Solomon Team / 11/25/2020

If your intentions are to go to a top college or university, you need to make productive use of your summer. Think about it. You have literally 8-10 weeks off from school. Doing nothing will not cut it. Neither will sleeping your days away, or excessively watching TV or playing video games. At some point…

Tackling the Open-Ended Question: “Is There Anything Else You Want Us To Know?” | Blog-banner-images-12

Tackling the Open-Ended Question: “Is There Anything Else You Want Us To Know?”

By Solomon Team / 11/25/2020

I hope to address how having an addendum to your application whether it is to highlight an academic hiccup or academic strength or nuance is important to share! This question is truly significant for many applicants. This is where YOU as the applicant can address any red flags, “pink elephants in the room” or just…

Three Admission Statistics Every Student Should Know | College-admissions-banner-4

Three Admission Statistics Every Student Should Know

By Solomon Team / 11/20/2020

With admissions decisions’ season in full swing, there are seemingly-endless headline about plummeting admissions rates. 1. Admissions Decline in 10 Year Span The admission rate at elite institutions (Ivy League, plus MIT and Stanford) has gone from an average of 15.09% in 2005 to 8.13% in 2015, reflecting the reality that a student’s chances of…