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Early Decision and Early Action Question

Dilan412Dilan412 Registered User Posts: 530 Member
I am interested in applying to UChicago and UPenn. Is it possible to do ED to Penn and EA to Chicago?

Replies to: Early Decision and Early Action Question

  • iddy09iddy09 Registered User Posts: 51 Junior Member
    Yes, it is! Of course, if you're accepted to Penn, you'll have to attend.
  • FCCDADFCCDAD Registered User Posts: 984 Member
    UPenn:
    "For applicants who have decided that the University of Pennsylvania is their first choice and who agree to matriculate if accepted, we encourage application under our Early Decision agreement. Children and grandchildren of alumni will receive the most consideration for their affiliation with the University during Early Decision.

    Early Decision applications are binding and represent a serious commitment to Penn. In signing the Early Decision agreement, a student agrees to withdraw applications from all other schools if admitted to Penn. Further, Early Decision applications supersede any non-binding Early Action applications. A student may apply Early Decision to only one institution. Accordingly, if a student applies Early Decision to the University of Pennsylvania and to another school, the Early Decision application to Penn will be withdrawn."

    UChicago:
    "Our Early Action program is open and non-binding."

    Sounds like no conflict at all. Penn is binding ED, Chicago is non-binding EA. *IF* offered ED admission to Penn, you must withdraw all other applications.
  • Dilan412Dilan412 Registered User Posts: 530 Member
    Ok. Thanks so much for the help.
  • Momof2back2backMomof2back2back Registered User Posts: 676 Member
    Remember though -- you can apply ED to any school and still turn in applications to other schools, either EA or RD. But if you are accepted to your ED school, you are contractually bound to attend. So if you found out you got in to your EA school AND your ED school, you could NOT attend the EA school - without serious reprecussions typically. Once you are accepted at your ED, you are required to withdraw all other applications that have been submitted.
  • cptofthehousecptofthehouse Registered User Posts: 26,432 Senior Member
    Be aware your high school might also have its own rules about this.
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