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I'm applying to NYU ED, can I apply EA to other schools?

hotpotato1092hotpotato1092 Registered User Posts: 228 Junior Member
edited June 2010 in College Admissions
I'm applying ED to NYU next fall, but I also want to apply to UNC, U of Miami and Tulane EA. Is this ok? I know NYU's ED is binding, and I will be going to NYU if I get in, it's my dream school, but I figure it couldn't hurt to apply EA to a few of my other top schools that aren't binding just to get the apps done faster and get decisions back earlier. Is this ok?
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Replies to: I'm applying to NYU ED, can I apply EA to other schools?

  • mom2collegekidsmom2collegekids Forum Champion Financial Aid, Forum Champion Alabama Posts: 84,600 Forum Champion
    I think it's ok as long as the other schools aren't SCEA (single choice early action).


    BTW....since NYU doesn't give good aid, are you sure that your parents will pay the $50k+ per year for you to go there? If not, why are you applying ED there?
  • hotpotato1092hotpotato1092 Registered User Posts: 228 Junior Member
    My parents can afford it, my mom is a published author and my dad is a very successful lawyer, they know it's my dream school and if I get in they'd be happy to pay for it.
  • ArtemisDeaArtemisDea Registered User Posts: 643 Member
    I think you're okay, but the second NYU accepts you, you have to withdraw all of your other applications.
  • KajonKajon Registered User Posts: 4,456 Senior Member
    Have you visited NYU? If not, please do so before you submit your application because you need to be 100% sure.
  • drusbadrusba Registered User Posts: 9,521 Senior Member
    NYU allows you to apply EA elsewhere if you apply ED to it. However, you need to check the rules of the other schools to which you might apply EA because some may prohibit you from doing so, examples: (a) Yale and Stanford have EA but prohibit you from applying ED or EA elsewhere: (b) Georgetown has EA and prohibits you from applying ED elsewhere.
  • ctyankeectyankee Registered User Posts: 1,410 Senior Member
    I think you're okay, but the second NYU accepts you, you have to withdraw all of your other applications.

    This is incorrect. ED is only binding upon acceptance of the financial package (both merit and need-based). That's an important 'out' for both full-pay and need-based applications alike.

    In this case, the O.P. appears to be a full-pay. Assuming he has the academic qualifications, NYU is likely to accept him with open arms.

    Hotpotato1092,

    The lack of significant merit and grant money to applicants is a strong indication of alumni dissatisfaction with NYU. It might be a good question to wonder why.
  • haavainhaavain Registered User Posts: 794 Member
    Isn't Tulane SCEA?

    ETA: nevermind, I checked. They're both SCEA and EA, apparently. Weird.
  • hotpotato1092hotpotato1092 Registered User Posts: 228 Junior Member
    ctyankee: I never thought of that, thanks I'll look into it.

    Kajon: I grew up in NYC, I spent the first 11 years of my life in Union Square. I know the city my first choice on where I want to live. I'm going to visit the actual campus in august, but unless I REALLY don't like what I see I'll be applying early decision.
  • glassesarechicglassesarechic Registered User Posts: 5,487 Senior Member
    That's an important 'out' for both full-pay and need-based applications alike.

    That's not an out for full pay students. If you don't apply for finaid, an inadequate finaid package is not a reason for backing out of an ED agreement.
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