End early admissions?

<p>Do you think that colleges should end their early admission programs (both early action and early decision)?</p>


<p>If you are diligent in completeing your college applications and you have done enough research to make a clear first choice you should be able to apply ED/EA.There should be an advantage for ED applicants as well because you have made a committment to the school.</p>

<p>Hmm... I'd say end ED but not EA.</p>

<p>EA is nice because you get to know whether you're in or not early on. Definitely good for relieving that stress ;) But I don't really like ED as much. I mean, it's good because you show commitment and the acceptance rate is higher (although this is disputable when putting the applicant pool into consideration) but it's such a financial commitment. It's really disadvantageous to those who are really passionate about the school, yet are incapable of making this commitment because of financial hardships.</p>

<p>Besides, commitment can be shown in other ways (i.e. interviewing, seeing the campus and going to an info session, participating in live chats if possible, getting in touch w/ your rep, signing up to see the rep for that school if they visit your hs, signing onto the mailing list, etc.) Yes, it would be nice to be able to make that kind of devotion to a school, but not all of us can.</p>

<p>I think what Joycelene said is completely wrong.</p>

<p>I think that ED seems fair, as you're committing 100% to a college and thus increasing its yield. EA, however, does absolutely nothing for the college--why should these students be admitted at a higher rate just because they're quicker with their applications?</p>

<p>Personally, I don't think there's enough reason for either program to be abolished, but I think ED makes more sense than EA.</p>

<p>I agree with the last poster, if anything EA is the program that should go. While I think ED can sometimes be rediculous for large schools, for small LACs ED gives these colleges the opportunity to create a strong base of students who are passionate about where they want to attend college. With extremely low acceptance rates at the Ivies this can be extremely important to a school with less than 5,000 students. They do not want to become a safety school. I understand that as students we want the system to work out in the best way possible for us, but I think we also need to understand that the colleges we apply to are attempting to acheive a certain goal in the admissions process as well and ignore that fact and claim that we have not made up our mind and therefore should not be penalized is wrong. ED is there for those who have made up their mind, it is there to ensure that a college can get a passionate group of students to enroll, not just the people that did not get into their dream school. A student's strong desire to attend a given college is a significant hook for certain colleges, just like a student's passion for community service, however they only truly effective way to prove this desire is through ED; thus it should not be eliminated.</p>

<p>Why are the top schools in the country ending their early admission programs? (Harvard, Princeton, University of Virginia)</p>

<p>I understand that ED has a binding agreement, so if the applicant is accepted to the particular school, they must attend there and pay the amount of tuition fees the school states. So in a way, doesn't ED favors wealthy students?</p>

<p>without ED, it actually hurts people without hooks, like non-legacies and non-athletes..as a lot of people know...applying ED without a hook does not necessarily improve their chances...sometimes it goes the other way..ED is a good way to get the hooked out of the way...a lot of schools like cornell and upenn made it clear that they encourage legacies and athlete to go ED and they dont care about these hooks during RD...without ED to get the hooked "out of the way" ..they would have to give the same considerations to ALL those hooked even if they are not commited to the school.. thus increasing the numbers of hooked students getting in..it just makes the process even more random for the unhooked..thus hurting the unhooked applicants, which are more likely to be disadvantaged
and to the poster before me....financial reason is a legit reason to back out from ED for example..if you have to liquidate a certain property...</p>

<p>ED makes more sense, but EA is nicer.</p>

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