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REA vs ED 2

MS5040MS5040 1 replies3 threads New Member
If I apply to an REA program am I still allowed to apply to a schools ED 2 program? I know that REA blocks you from applying to other private schools' EA or ED program since the deadlines for these applications are usually early November. Since ED2 is in January does this still conflict with the agreement made via an REA application?
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  • Erin's DadErin's Dad 34185 replies5016 threads Super Moderator
    edited August 10
    You need to read the specifics of the REA agreement. In general if the REA results come out before the ED2 deadline closes then it would be fine (assuming you were turned down for REA).
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  • evergreen5evergreen5 2109 replies38 threads Senior Member
    edited August 10
    You would receive the REA decision before the ED2 deadline. So, you're asking whether a student accepted REA could subsequently apply ED2. You'd need to look closely at the language of the REA rules.

    The rules for H, P, and S are vague. Does the prohibited "Early Decision" include ED2? An argument could be made that it does; after all, it's in the name. An argument could also be made that the timeline is completely different, that ED2 isn't actually an "early" plan, with a deadline typically the same as RD, albeit with a result slightly earlier than RD results.

    Yale's SCEA rules explicitly allow ED2:
    You may apply to another college’s Early Decision II program, but only if the notification of admission occurs after January 1. If you are admitted through another college’s Early Decision II binding program, you must withdraw your application from Yale.

    Georgetown says no:
    If I have been admitted to Georgetown via the Early Action program, may I then apply to another school’s Early Decision II program?
    No, only deferred students are free to apply to any other program. Admitted Early Action students are expected to be free to choose among their options through May 1.
    I don't see a clarification on ND's website, though ND's REA is more similar to Georgetown than to HYPS.
    edited August 10
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