Early Decision Trends Change

Early Decision StatisticsNACAC’s 2004-2011 study of trends in Early Decision show some interesting changes.  Traditional thinking was that applying ED was a significant advantage for a student who had identified a specific college as a first choice.  And it was, but that advantage has diminished significantly.  By 2011, applying ED was only slightly more advantageous for admission than applying regular decision.  IES has never advised students to use ED as a tactic.  ED is designed purely for the student who truly has a top choice, and wants the college to know it.

Sarah C. Reese, Executive Director, Informed Educational Solutions, sarah@myiesolutions.com

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