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Why doesn’t UF have ED or EA?

flprepaidmomflprepaidmom 86 replies26 threads Junior Member
Michigan has EA and Virginia has ED. Wondering why UF doesn’t?
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  • GatorDad305GatorDad305 403 replies22 threads Member
    I don’t have any specific insight for UF, but a couple points. 1) some people think early decision favors the wealthy, as it requires a commitment before finding out about financial aid. I think this aspect goes counter to the UF mission. 2) ED helps raise yield rates. UF doesn’t have problems with yield in my opinion.

    Again, I have never asked the question or heard anything directly from UF.
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  • AnisqoyoAnisqoyo 70 replies4 threads Junior Member
    ED is designed to empower the school (not the student) and is a form of yield protection. No state school, especially the flagship, should be involved in yield protection. That is contrary to the mission of a state school - at least it is in Florida.

    That UF doesn't partake in that nonsense is a testament to the strong commitment the school has to their mission and the fact that the school admins are on the same page as our elected representatives. That other state schools are allowed to do this is a sad commentary on their schools and the elected representatives who oversee them.
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  • twoinanddonetwoinanddone 23826 replies17 threads Senior Member
    I don't know how they do it now, but in 2013 there was an early application date (Oct 15) and then those students found out in Dec. Then there was a second BIG application group that applied by Jan and found out in Feb or March. It wasn't rolling decision as that early group all found out together on the Dec release date so it really was EA.

    The number of applications has really increased in the last few years. Maybe they can't do the early release of applicants any longer just because of the numbers.
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  • GatorDad305GatorDad305 403 replies22 threads Member
    UF technically has two admission dates but my understanding is that a very small number who miss Nov. 1 get in. @Gator88NE?
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  • GatorDad305GatorDad305 403 replies22 threads Member
    Check that...

    UF says the following:
    "Applications received after November 1 are accepted on a space-available basis, which is extremely limited."

    FSU's policy:
    "Priority consideration for admission, scholarship, and housing is given to students that apply by the November 1 deadline. All applications completed after November 1 will receive a decision on a rolling basis after January 30, 2020."

    I seem to recall that UF and FSU had another deadline after Nov. 1, but I guess that was abandoned as they have so much competition.

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  • Gator88NEGator88NE 6508 replies206 threads Senior Member
    @GatorDad305 Yep, UF has to one and only date. They only make an exception for a handful of students, who miss the date.

    @flprepaidmom UVa and UM both have a large number of OOS applicants, that's likely what drives them to use EA or ED. I think UF tried ED (or was it EA?) for a few years, but then go rid of it.

    I'm not a fan of ED as it's binding, and students should have the option to shop around.
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  • forestmapleforestmaple 26 replies1 threads Junior Member
    Does anybody know when UF decisions come out? (I applied by the Nov 1 deadline)
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  • jhmoneyjhmoney 302 replies12 threads Member
    Last Friday in Feb
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  • brantlybrantly 4075 replies72 threads Senior Member
    ED works only if a college meets full demonstrated need. I don't believe UF meets full demonstrated need. UVA, which has ED, meets full need for in- and out-of-staters. University of Michigan, which has EA, meets full need for in-state and meets full need for OOS students with HHI under $90k.
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  • Gator88NEGator88NE 6508 replies206 threads Senior Member
    UF doesn't meet full demonstrated need, which is why it can be pricey for OOS students.

    However, overall, UF does met 99% of need (based on the common data set). For in-state students, it's a fantastic deal, even for those that need aid.
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