Does EA even help???

<p>Do applicants applying early action get an advantage (like ED) versus regular decision applicants? If so, how much of an advantage?</p>

<p>It helps a lot.</p>

<p>If you're qualified, that is.</p>

<p>not really. It just helps colleges organize themselves better.</p>

<p>ED will help your chances.</p>

<p>Yes. Ignoring the statistical advantage at most schools, it'll help your RD apps out immensely. By applying EA (or ED), you're getting your essays and recs and everything else done ahead of schedule, making everything in December a LOT easier.</p>

<p>They might get a slight advantage, but not like ED.</p>