You will enjoy a relaxing holiday season, knowing you are admitted before the vast majority of applicants. This gives you the maximum decision making time before May 1 (since it's not a binding agreement) and gives you more time to focus on financial aid applications and research scholarships online.
If auditioning for a music, drama or dance scholarship, you may already know that you've been admitted to a school before practicing for numerous hours as a hopeful candidate. Thus, the faculty can advocate for you to earn talent awards and champion your candidacy as a member of their performing arts community.
You can enjoy having choices- you are in a powerful position, able to evaluate all other admission and scholarship offers that come your way without making any firm commitments until May 1. Plus, the added satisfaction that comes from early planning in order to make the most well-informed decision possible regarding the selection of the institution of your choice.
By Andrea Nadler, Associate Dean of Admission
The Early Action I deadline is Saturday, November 15. Those who submit their applications by this date will receive their decision by December 15.