Single Choice Early Decision

<p>I know when you apply ED to schools you cannot apply ED anywhere else. But, I know that some people apply ED to one school and EA to a few others. I have heard Princeton does not allow you to apply ED Princeton and EA to other schools. Are there any other ED schools that have the same rule?</p>

<p>i believe brown also has this policy.</p>

<p>really?? i never knew about this before...</p>

<p>all i knew was the ED..that if u applied 2 one college with ED, and u get in, and also do ED wit a diff. college, and u get in, that none of those colleges will accept you. or something like that</p>

<p>Venkater, there is no consistency that exists for all colleges whereas their implementation of Early plan options. As we have seen recently, in the case of Harvard and Princeton, some schools have elected to suspend their Early program options. I think that they are in a good position to be able to do this without suffering harsh repercussions. The same would not be true of many other schools who will no doubt retain their ED/EA/SCEA plans. </p>

<p>The best thing to do is to always know what schools you will be applying to and what intended admissions option. Map this out on a spreadsheet so that you can view what you are intending to do. Some colleges have Restricted Early Action (REA) that may permit other EA applications but not allow an ED application, for instance. Georgetown is one school who places such restrictions on their EA applicants.</p>

<p>Absolutely read each school's early application plan. As noted, some ED schools allow EA elsewhere and others do not. The only way to know is to read the application of each school you apply to under an early admissions policy. An example, in the past (and maybe still) Cornell which has ED has not restricted EA applications elsewhere, so many Cornell binding ED applicants apply also EA to University of Chicago and/or MIT because neither of these two schools had a restictive EA policy. Of course, with ED you must attend that school even if accepted EA elsewhere (except for very very limited reasons relating to financial aid).</p>