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is this true?

momoneymomoney 15 replies23 threads Junior Member
edited September 2005 in Amherst College
does amherst have early decision, early action, and early action single choice?? thanks a lot.
edited September 2005
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  • amherst08amherst08 61 replies2 threads Junior Member
    early decision (binding, unless fin aid is inadequate.)
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  • momoneymomoney 15 replies23 threads Junior Member
    why then, on the amherst app (the one on the website not the common app) are there 4 seperate boxes to check. one for ea, ed, easc, and rd. it doesnt make any sense.
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  • YoMamaYoMama 222 replies28 threads Junior Member
    I'm pretty sure the app on the website is the common app even though it doesn't state that. Amherst is ED.
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  • sybbie719sybbie719 21012 replies2063 threads Super Moderator
    on the downloadable application (page 2) it states:

    early decision

    Traditionally, about 10 percent of Amherst applicants choose our
    binding Early Decision (ED) program. This is a good option only
    for those who have decided early in the college search process that
    Amherst is their clear grst choice.

    As an Early Decision applicant, you agree not to be an ED candidate at any other college. You also agree, if admitted, to withdraw your applications from other colleges and to enroll at Amherst in the fall.

    Early Decision applications are due at the Admission OGce by
    November 15, and we mail our application decisions by December
    15. Most ED applicants are either admitted or deferred for reconsideration with the regular decision pool.


    The common application that is included in the amherst application packet is the same generic common application that you would down load from the commonapp website. You would check of ED since that is the only early plan that Amherst offers.
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  • momoneymomoney 15 replies23 threads Junior Member
    thank you (10 char)
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