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Question about Common App ED1 and ED2

adigaladigal Registered User Posts: 348 Member
edited October 2007 in Parents Forum
Hi all,
I have a question. Once a student chooses an ED school in the common app and submits it, is he/she locked out of an ED2 school choice? A student I know applied ED1 to a school, and wanted to fill out and send her ED2 choice, in case she doesn't get into the first choice. She showed me the screen, and the only choices available are to apply RD.

Is this because ED1 decisions are not made until mid-December, and after that the EDII option will be available? She is quite stressed over this, because she likes her second school quite a bit as well.
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Replies to: Question about Common App ED1 and ED2

  • BunsenBurnerBunsenBurner Registered User Posts: 36,495 Senior Member
    I believe you can only do one ED, and it does not matter I or II.
  • JHSJHS Registered User Posts: 17,944 Senior Member
    The whole idea of ED2 is that you can do it if you haven't been accepted somewhere else ED1. So the option must be available at some point. I would check it again after November 1 or November 15 or whenever all the ED1 application deadlines have passed.
  • MarathonMan88MarathonMan88 Registered User Posts: 1,321 Senior Member
    Nearly all ED agreements, including the common app one, specifically bar a student from having two active ED applications, whether EDI or EDII, so having the computer lock you out would be consistent with the ED agreement.

    Someone who's denied EDI can apply EDII to a second institution, but only after a rejection (or the rare declining of the EDI offer) after the EDI notification deadline.

    Some schools will convert a RD app to EDII, so it's worth asking about that possibility.
  • TutuTaxiTutuTaxi Registered User Posts: 1,531 Senior Member
    ^^^^
    Are you allowed to decline an ED acceptance?
  • nycnyc Registered User Posts: 1,355 Senior Member
    Finaid applicants can rescind for financial reasons.
  • adigaladigal Registered User Posts: 348 Member
    What if circumstances come up and the student wants to change his ED school, and the college does not allow a paper application?
  • ChedvaChedva Super Moderator Posts: 29,778 Super Moderator
    Call that college and ask them what to do. Of course, make sure first to withdraw the first ED application, or request the school in writing (snail mail) to change it to RD.
  • VeryHappyVeryHappy Registered User Posts: 18,017 Senior Member
    My older son applied to School 1 ED I and was rejected. He then applied to School 2 ED II and was accepted.
  • TutuTaxiTutuTaxi Registered User Posts: 1,531 Senior Member
    Are there many schools with an ED II? What are the ED II deadlines?
  • nycnyc Registered User Posts: 1,355 Senior Member
    Most schools offer EDII, the deadlines are usually around mid-January.
  • ChedvaChedva Super Moderator Posts: 29,778 Super Moderator
    I've found that the EDII deadline tends to be the RD deadline; I haven't seen any one that's later than RD. Check the individual websites, but "mid-January" can be dangerous since so many schools have moved their RD deadlines up to Jan. 1.
  • nycnyc Registered User Posts: 1,355 Senior Member
    If RD deadlines are Jan I (I don't recall, D applied and was accepted EDI), the EDII deadlines will be earlier. But I remember there being considerably more variety in EDII deadlines than w/ EDI or EA.
  • ChedvaChedva Super Moderator Posts: 29,778 Super Moderator
    If RD deadlines are Jan I (I don't recall, D applied and was accepted EDI), the EDII deadlines will be earlier.

    Not necessarily. Both Vassar and Wesleyan have both ED II and RD deadlines of January 1. (These are the two my d was considering, so I just know of them quickly. She ended up not doing ED anywhere.)

    That's why I said that you need to check each individual website.
  • JHSJHS Registered User Posts: 17,944 Senior Member
    In my limited experience, ED II deadline always = RD deadline.

    Nothing else makes any sense. For schools with a January 1 deadline, there isn't enough time between the ED I notification date (sometimes after December 15) and the RD deadline to insert another deadline in there. Even if a school has a January 15 RD deadline, it wouldn't gain anything meaningful from getting its ED II applications a week or two earlier. What ED II means is "tell us we're your first (remaining) choice and that you'll enroll if accepted, and we'll read your application first with that in mind and give you an answer in a few weeks."
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