How long does it take to get early action results?
If the college hasn’t communicated with you yet about the decision release date, they probably will any day now. Most colleges will release their Early Decision or Early Action results by December 15th.
Can you back out of Ed?
Your high college counselor – who has to sign off on all early decision applicants – might contact the colleges if they see you applying to more than one college ED. Remember, the early decision agreement is not legally binding, and you can get out of it.
Can you apply EA and Ed at the same time?
Yes, you can ED and EA at the same time. The only stipulation is that none of your schools have Single Choice Or Restricted EA that specifically says that you should not apply to other schools EA or ED if you are applying to that school through EA.
Is it worth it to apply early action?
If you have already taken your college placement tests, written your essays, and taken care of the other steps necessary in the admissions process, ahead of your peers, then early action or early decision is definitely worth it for you.
Is early decision really better?
Early decision applicants help a college to more accurately predict yield because they have committed to attending even before they are offered an acceptance. In fact, at many schools, early decision applicants are accepted at rates 10-12% higher than regular decision applicants.
What happens if you break an ED agreement?
So, what’s the worst that can happen to you if you break your Early Decision agreement? Well, you can lose your offer of admission from the school with which you were trying to get out of your binding commitment and get blacklisted by other schools to which you applied.
Is Ed really binding?
While ED is not a legally binding commitment (no one can take you to court), the ED commitment is binding in the college admissions process. The school will try to contact your high school guidance office and other colleges that have admitted you to notify them of your breaking the agreement.
What does by May 1st mean?
By May 1 means at the latest May 1. [/QUOTE]
I don’t think so, unless there’s some kind of qualification. For instance, “by close of business on May 1,” or “by the end of the day on May 1.” If it’s just “by May 1,” that means before the start of May 1.