One in three students in the senior class will be applying Early Decision to their college of choice this year. Early Decision is a binding application process. This means that if you are accepted, you must enroll and withdraw all other applications to other institutions, as opposed to other applications processes, which leave with you a difficult decision in the spring: Where do I enroll?

For various reasons, many students have chosen this application method over others such as Early Action and Regular Decision. Why? About 50% of Early Decision applicants this year have said that the school they have chosen is their dream school. On the other hand, about 37% said that applying in this way will give them a better chance of getting into their university of choice. Some even said that this option lets them rest easy and not have to decide where to enroll in the spring.

Now, where are this year’s seniors applying? Some prefered not to specify their choice, but others were willing to share. These schools include Dartmouth College, Davidson College (a small liberal arts school in North Carolina), Duke University, Kenyon College, Miami University, New York University, St. Olaf College, The College of Wooster, Tufts University, University of Pennsylvania, Vanderbilt University and the University of Toledo.

We look forward to seeing their results soon, as most Early Decision applicants will find out if they were accepted in December. Good luck, Green Bears!