Boston College: EA or RD?

<p>Hello all!</p>

<p>I recently visited Boston College(BC) and I was a bit surprised when I was informed that it was slightly more difficult to be admitted through their Early Action policy than their Reg. Decision, as I didnt think this was really the case anywhere. I was wondering if I should apply EA or RD in this case, as I do not have the highest GPA and am not the MOST competitive student applying. Here are some of my stats:</p>

<p>-94/100 GPA (my school doesn't do based on 4.0 scale)
-32 ACT (30 Math, 35 Reading, 34 English, 29 Science)
-2080 SAT (650 Math, 690 Reading, 740 Writing)
-Rigorous Classes throughout High School, with 9 APs taken overall, with 4 already tested in (4,4,5,5 in AP Human Geo., Psychology, US History and Language, respectively)
-Many Extracurriculars (School Vice Pres., Pres. of Literary Magazine, Secretary of Poli Sci Club, Member of Spanish Club, Investment Club, Track in 9th/10th grade, Volunteer Tutor/Captain of Technology team at church for several years, Summer Intern through Mercy Med. Center, Volunteer at North Shore LIJ Hospital, National Honors Society Member and more)
-Winner of several writing awards and published author/poet in smaller publication</p>

<p>Any advice is much appreciated, so thank you for your input!</p>

<p>We were told by our college counselor that Boston College is NOT the college to apply Early to, especially if you are not the most competitive…you heard correctly- apply RD.</p>

<p>Connecticut College is similar. They have the strongest applicant pool ED so if your not quite as strong I’m old it’s better to do RD.</p>

<p>You look like you’re a strong applicant, I think you would get in EA.</p>

<p>Although what you heard about BC may be true, I can’t confirm or deny it, if you’re not one of the stronger candidates, who is? You stats are above average for BC, good rigor, strong ECs. They’ve got to let someone in, why not you?</p>

<p>I wish I could remember exactly why, maybe someone close to BC will chime in, but it may have been because the most competitive applicants apply EA trying to secure their top scholarships…you may pale in comparison. That is not to say you won’t be admitted- I’m just answering your question.</p>

<p>Thank you all for you answers, they were all very much so appreciated! I will take all of this into account and talk to my counselor again to see what he thinks. Good luck to all those applying!</p>