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ED II under SCEA @ Princeton?

mollyk920mollyk920 0 replies2 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 2 New Member
I’m just wondering if you are able to apply Early Decision II to another school if you applied Single Choice Early Action at Princeton. I know Yale allows this so this might be a stupid question but I’m a little confused.
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  • Mwfan1921Mwfan1921 1913 replies25 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,938 Senior Member
    edited May 5
    Princeton SCEA rules clearly state no other early apps to private schools. So no EDII apps to private schools. https://admission.princeton.edu/how-apply/application-dates-deadlines/single-choice-early-action
    If you apply single-choice early action, also known as restrictive early action, on Nov. 1, you may not apply to an early program at any other private college or university.

    And these options for non-private or international schools, note all must be non-binding. So no EDII apps to public schools.
    You may apply early to any public institution or service academy, as long as the decision is nonbinding.
    You may apply early to any international institution, as long as the decision is nonbinding.
    You may apply early to any college or university with a nonbinding rolling admission process.

    You are correct that Yale does allow some EDII apps, but make sure you know the restrictions.
    https://admissions.yale.edu/single-choice-early-action
    edited May 5
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  • RiversiderRiversider 671 replies75 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 746 Member
    You may apply to public schools not other private ones. SCEA stands for single choice. It’s pretty much a waste for non hooked, ED on other hand doubles or triples your odds.
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  • DolemiteDolemite 2106 replies34 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 2,140 Senior Member
    Wait are you guys saying you aren't allowed to apply ED II at a private university even after Princeton has made SCEA decisions in mid-December?
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  • Mwfan1921Mwfan1921 1913 replies25 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,938 Senior Member
    It seems that a Princeton applicant could apply EDII after receiving SCEA decision in mid-December, but not prior to that point. Students should discuss with their GCs and/or Princeton AO.
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  • apparently22apparently22 41 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 41 Junior Member
    Once the initial decision is made by Princeton in mid-December (accepted, rejected deferred) you are free to apply ED2, EA2 or RD anywhere else.
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  • cptofthehousecptofthehouse 28358 replies56 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 28,414 Senior Member
    It seems to me that you can’t apply EA2 orED2 even after the decision. The blurb on the Princeton site specifically prohibits EA and ED with no exception except to public and international schools . Rolling admissions to any school private or public is allowed. No stipulation as to how long the ban on EA and ED is addressed. Just says not allowed.
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  • apparently22apparently22 41 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 41 Junior Member
    That type of unconditional ban forever would not only be absurd of Princeton or any other school but utterly unfair and unrealistic. The college admission process and cycle is not a servitude to Princeton's whims for the entire college application cycle. Once Princeton defers you or rejects you, which you will find out in mid-December, they really can not and do not have any say so whatsoever in an applicant attempting to gain admission at another institution if applying to that other institution occurs AFTER the Princeton SCEA decision date in December. They specifically mention ED and EA on their website because that would coincide with their own SCEA application. They specifically don't mention ED2 or EA2 because it does not coincide with their SCEA application time frame. Princeton's SCEA is also non-binding. So a person is free to apply to any other school regardless of program RD ED2 or EA2 once the applicant knows their status from Princeton's SCEA program application.
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