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What Top Schools Have Early Action?

wen2huwen2hu Posts: 127Registered User Junior Member
edited October 2006 in College Search & Selection
I know Early Action isn't THAT common among the top schools, but can you guys list some that do offer it? (LAC or Research) I simply can't afford to do Early Decision because of financial issues =/. Thanks for the help
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Replies to: What Top Schools Have Early Action?

  • entomomentomom Posts: 23,320Super Moderator Senior Member
    This website lists ED/EA programs for colleges:
    http://www.nacac.com/earlyadmission.html
  • SerraPadre07SerraPadre07 Posts: 194Registered User Junior Member
    I know for a fact that Boston College has it and I'm pretty sure Cornell does too.
  • jPoDjPoD Posts: 2,524- Senior Member
    UMass baby
  • karen61990karen61990 Posts: 1,599Registered User Senior Member
    Cornell only has ED. im like, 99.9% positive
  • karen61990karen61990 Posts: 1,599Registered User Senior Member
    that might be only for the engineering school though. I'm not really familiar with the general school.
  • Venkat89Venkat89 Posts: 7,327Registered User Senior Member
    Cornell has ED. Friend is doing ED to the arts and sciences, so I know.

    Chicago, HYS, MIT, Caltech, BC, Georgetown, and UNC have EA. Mich has rolling. Rice has intrim decision where you hear in March. Most schools will not use EA because it makes the school a safety. Find out your in Chicago in December, Apply to the 9 schools ranked ahead of it in USNWR because you are already in a top school.

    There must be a LAC with EA...
  • futurenyustudentfuturenyustudent Posts: 5,366Registered User Senior Member
    UChicago
    MIT
    Georgetown (Restricted)
    Stanford (Single Choice)
    Boston College (Restricted)

    Did I miss any?
  • gellinogellino Posts: 3,017Registered User Senior Member
    "Find out your in Chicago in December, Apply to the 9 schools ranked ahead of it in USNWR because you are already in a top school."

    It saddens me to see a statement like this, even if it is made in jest because it is clearly in the back of people's minds. When did USNWR change from a very minor consideration to take into account to adhered to like gospel? Places like UChicago, Dartmouth, Stanford, MIT couldn't be more different from each other.

    As far as I know no LAC has EA. By definition, EA somewhat requires a reasonably sized class in order to combat its potential unknown effects.
  • Dorian_ModeDorian_Mode Posts: 1,444Registered User Senior Member
    Notre Dame also offers EA.
  • WindleyWindley Posts: 241Registered User Junior Member
    Case Western Reserve EA.
  • CambrianCambrian Posts: 12Registered User New Member
    As far as I know no LAC has EA. By definition, EA somewhat requires a reasonably sized class in order to combat its potential unknown effects.
    Several LACs have EA, as one can see by actually looking at entomom's post. Almost all of the colleges listed thus far are included in that link. :rolleyes:
  • Tim_ND08Tim_ND08 Posts: 2,463Registered User Senior Member
    Notre dame fer sure... bc.. usd..
  • musictoadmusictoad Posts: 687Registered User Member
    Read the fine print!!!!

    BC's EA will not allow you to apply ED to another school. applying to other EAs is fine. This is a big change from last year.

    Notre Dame's EA is supposedly only if you have a ranking very high in your class and over 1400 on the SATs. I think they urge you to RD if this is not the case.
  • WS17WS17 Posts: 663Registered User Member
    According to that web site, EA:

    Boston College
    California Institute of Technology
    Case Western Reserve University
    Fairfield University
    Georgetown University
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Northeastern University
    Providence College
    University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill
    University of Notre Dame
    University of Vermont
    Villanova University

    Stanford University SCEA
    Yale University SCEA

    Harvard University EA-SC unless to non-binding public

    BTW Cornell College has EA, Cornell University has ED.
  • wen2huwen2hu Posts: 127Registered User Junior Member
    Thanks guys. If you wont mind clarifying, whats the diff btw Cornell College and University? Also, what's the diff btw single choice and restricted?
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