A brief question concerning ED (and no I'm not asking about my chances)

<p>If someone were to apply for either binding or non binding early decision, and were end up rejected when December or January came around, would they have the opportunity to re-apply to the same school for regular decision and/or be taken into consideration just as any other student would?</p>

<p>I've asked this question because I know that while an SAT score of just under 1400 is fine for most schools a 50 point increase ( at very least) would definitely be in my favor for the more competitive ones. However the December SAT date (as you well know) is after every ED.</p>

<p>Should I just submit the scores I have and, if possible, re-apply later. Or should I wait till I get my new scores and go from there? I know this is probably a stupid question, but an answer would very appreciated.</p>

<p>Thanks for your time!</p>

<p>if you are rejected...you cannot re-apply that year</p>

<p>Makes a lot of sense thanx. </p>

<p>Now, theoretically a persons chances would be better for ED because of smaller number of applicants, but are these applicants in general usually more or less qualified than those of the RD?</p>

<p>I think in practice, they defer more than they reject, so you have a good chance to be reviewed again RD. I think they only reject if it is clear you aren't qualified.</p>

<p>For the most part, once you are rejected, you cannot reapply that same year. You do need to check with the individual schools, however. And, yes, many schools with ED/EA tend to defer rather than reject, but there are plenty of exceptions to that.</p>

<p>According to most colleges, the early pool is more qualified than the regular pool. According to studies that are available in "The Early Game", that is not true, at least for the time period those researchers examined in the schools they chose. How this turns out for any given year is not predictable.</p>