I am a junior in high school and applied for Carnegie Mellon's Early Admission. When I received a booklet with facts about Mellon, I read that "Early Admission applicants only get accepted on rare occasions". If I knew about this before I had applied, I would have done Regular Admission, but now... it's too late. But here are my questions regarding Early Admission in general. (Answers specific to Carnegie Mellon would be really helpful too).
1. If a junior can apply as a Regular Decision applicant and Early Admission applicant, what reason would he have to apply as an Early Admission Applicant if they accept only on "rare occasions"?
2. Do Early Admission Applicants get admissions' decisions at the same time as Regular Admission applicants?