Hello everyone! I am going to be a senior in high school, thus college applications are going to become priority.
I understand what the difference is between Early Decision, Early Action, and Regular; however I have a few questions in regards to those types of applications.
Firstly, what are the benefits and drawbacks of ED in comparison to RD? Please take into consideration of financial issues, GPA, and the pool if applicants that I will be competing against.
Secondly, my top schools that I want to attend are Vanderbilt and Duke University. Therefore, If I did ED to one of them and get accepted I would gladly attend. Duke's ED is due Nov. 1st, and I will receive a response by December 15th. Vanderbilt has an ED2 option, which is due January 1st, and responses will be sent out by mid-February. I was wondering if I ED at Duke, and get either deferred, or rejected, could I ED2 at Vandy and not expect any problems or drawbacks?
As well as, do admission counselors treat ED1 and ED2 applicants differently at all?
I know it's a lot to answer, but thank you so much for helping!