Early Action VS Reguler Action

<p>I'm going to go straight into it.</p>

<p>I'm currently considering The University of San Francisco as one of my college choices. My question is regarding the early action process. I want to apply for early action at this college because I want to see my chances at being invited in as a University Scholar. However I'm at the same time scared that I might be turned away, I'm scared of everything these days. So my question is:</p>

<p>If I'm not accepted during Early Action can I apply again during regular action if I receive notice before end of the regular deadline? Or should I just wait to apply during regular action when I can get my 1st semester senior grades in with my application.</p>

<p>I had a pretty shaky, if not bad, junior year. I'm scared it might affect me if I don't have my first Semester senior grades to back it up. My senior course load is a lot better than my Junior course load. I have 3 AP Classes 1 Honor Class and 1 Language class right now instead of the 1 AP class 1 Honor class, the rest regular classes. My grades are also going to be significantly higher this senior year, if not perfect, than junior year because I'm really not allowing any room for failure. </p>

<p>I go to school in Hawaii, our high school system isn't exactly world class or even near it. I attend the biggest public high school in the system James Campbell High School. While we have a little less than 2000 students at our school, there is only one class of over achievers per grade level (which I'm happy to be a part of this year). Regular class sizes are 30-40 students. Everybody else in the school doesn't seem to care where they are going in life. Our campus is pretty much red dirt and concrete buildings, no hall ways, no lockers. A lot of the teachers seem to not care about the students even 2 of the 6 counselors seem to care less. </p>

<p>While this college is not my only choice, it is one of my more prominent choices above them all.</p>

<p>So apply early action or just skip the possibility of the University Scholar title and just apply on regular decision.</p>

<p>If I can re-apply during regular decision, if I am rejected on early action that is, I would be willing to go that route. But is it possible?</p>

<p>I know it's a long message and thank you to those who take the time to help me out. </p>

<p>I'm really lost right now, there is only one college counselor in our school and my appointment is still on September 3rd, I signed up a month ago, and even then appointments keep getting pushed back because she keeps getting "busy." Thanks for the help and support.</p>

<p>Do you meet the minimum requirements to be a University Scholar? You must have a grade point average of 3.8 or higher (as calculated by the USF Office of Admission), and a minimum combined SAT test score of 1,320, or a minimum ACT test score of 30. If you don't qualify, it doesn't matter whether you apply Early Action or not, because you won't get it.</p>

<p>If you are rejected EA, you can't re-apply under the RD program. However, you might be deferred -- which just means that the school doesn't give you an EA answer but just waits and considers you with all the other RD applications.</p>

<p>If you're not in the running for University Scholar, I would advise you to wait and apply RD. It sounds like your first semester grades this year will enhance your application if you do well.</p>

<p>I'm sorry to hear about your GC. Be persistent. College applications are important and you need to keep on her case. Good luck!</p>

<p>worried mom is right - the University Scholar has minimum requirements. If you meet the requirements, you are given the scholarship, if you don't meet the minimums, you do not get the scholarship - there really isn't anything to worry or wonder about.</p>

<p>As for the possibility of being rejected - my D applied early action last year and asked the head of admissions that question at an information session. He answered that USF would either accept you early action or defer you to the regular pool - there are no rejections in the early action pool.</p>

<p>Again, worried mom has a great point - if your first semester grades are likely to enhance your application, regular decision would be the better choice.</p>