applyind ED to one and EA to another. Unethical?

<p>Would it be very unethical to apply ED to one school and EA to another? Apply binding ED to one school and also apply non-binding EA to another, but both schools express that you are NOT to apply to any other schools early.
Is this very unethical for me to do? What are the consequences?
I am in love with both of these very hard to get accepted into schools.
Applying early to any schools increase your chances somewhat.
The truth here is if I apply early to one and get denied and then apply regular to the other my chances diminish.
The colleges do make it daunting.</p>


You knew the answer to this when you typed the first question. When you typed the 2nd one, you just confirmed it to yourself.</p>


So? You want a cookie? You want to come here and ask for a pass and for people to say “it’s alright, you can keep on with your entitled self and game the system”? Not gonna happen.</p>


not for those who follow the rules.</p>

<p>You mentioned your daughter’s GC is pulling for her b/c her HS hasn’t seen someone admitted to the select list of colleges your DD is targeting. If your guidance counselor is worth his or her salt, you’ll be flatly denied since his/her complicity is required for your plan. Do you really want to lose this support by asking for something unethical? Make up your mind and apply to the one. You’re certainly not shy answering students’ “chance me” threads.</p>

<p>Your DD has excellent test scores – she’ll get into somewhere that she’ll thrive. The name isn’t all there is.</p>

<p>You’re being a terrible example to your kid, IMHO.</p>


OP, you need to get your own CC account. You can’t both use the same one.

Are there degrees of unethicality? Your GC can be blacklisted by both schools.</p>

<p>Yes, you probably need your GC’s cooperation for this underhanded move. This is over the line – step back and think about what lessons you are teaching your kid (if you are the parent) or what kind of person you are (if you are the student). The rules are clear.</p>

<p>I’m confused. Is this the daughter or parent?

  1. You cannot ED and SCEA to two schools. SCEA is pretty self-explanatory: SINGLE CHOICE Early Action.
  2. Please get two separate accounts.
    If you (or your daughter) can’t decide which school to apply early, then apply regular decision.</p>



<p>Love it, LOL!</p>

<p>I think some schools do allow EA not SCEA and ED at the same time.</p>

<p>Many do, but the OP implied that the EA school has restrictions.</p>

<p>Ok then she is deliberately being unethical by leaving out that part. Shame on op.</p>

<p>Well, that part was in the OP:


<p>Op should have used SCEA to be much clearer. Sneaky!</p>

<p>I read the title says EA and ED that’s the sneaky. Even had to gall to ask if it’s unethical, shake my head.</p>

<p>Yes you are all right. She is only applying to one early. I have read on this site where applicants admit doing both, although wrong. I was mainly getting a consensus on the practice and would never have actually put her in harms way by having her apply both. Actually, she never would have had the thought, as she is most ethical and honest. Thank you all for your immediate and strong responses. That is what a forum is for, to pose questions whether popular or not. And her GC would not play the game, so it was just a question.</p>

<p>If the fact that it IS unethical to do this is not a deterrent, please be advised that if this comes to the attention of the schools, the admissions offers can be rescinded. THe schools do take these rules seriously. Not worth it.</p>

<p>If we’re done jumping on OP: we should clarify that there ARE schools for whom EA and ED is not exclusive in this way. </p>

<p>It’s not even necessarily whether the school has EA versus SCEA. I just googled SCEA on a whim and came up with [Yale’s</a> SCEA policy:](<a href=“]Yale’s”></p>



<p>The exception for “any public institution at any time” is just weird to me. So Yale is only single-choice vis-a-vis other private schools, but they don’t care if you apply EA to every public school out there?</p>

<p>Dustypig, there are highly selective public schools out there that are far more selective than the vast, vast majority of private schools. My guess for the exception for public schools is because many of them are highly time sensitive in terms of admissions. Like the three only things they look at are test score, grades, and date of app. Also fin aid and merit awards may be highly contingent on the date of the application. I know someone who got into MIT but was rejected from his state engineering program. You have to apply early to some of these programs and EA is the way to go, or you are heavily penalized when you want to give a school like Yale that has such a small admisssions rate a go. </p>

<p>Some schools with their ED or SCEA have exceptions even more specific referring to schools with scholarship opportunities only for those who apply EA. These exceptions often are made when the decision maker at a given school is apprised of some difficult situation. </p>

<p>Dusty, EA to public schools and SCEA has never been the problem. That’s why the term SCEA is much easier to recognize and distinguish. EA to MIT and SCEA to Stanford is a NO, but EA to Michigan and SCEA to Stanford is OK. But check specific schools I think there is something about EA to UVA and EA to Georgetown that was different.</p>

<p>Columbia, for one, requires you to sign a waiver that allows them to exchange the list of early applicants with other higher institutions of education. If found guilty, they will rescind your admission and question the competence of your school’s guidance counselor which may ultimately lead to loss of his/her job.</p>



<p>If they say to not do it, then obviously don’t do it. But to me it feels sleazy on the part of the colleges. They sound like a boyfriend that can’t decide if he wants the girl or not, but in the meantime she can’t date anyone else until he decides if he wants her or not. My child is only applying to state schools that for the most part don’t have EA, so it is nothing I have to worry about.</p>