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Applying to More than One Early Decision College?

Question: I would like to make an enquiry from you. I will highly appreciate a response. is there any risk if I apply to more than one school under the early decision plan? if yes, what are the penalties? thank you

It is a breach of Early Decision policy (and a breach of ethics as well) to apply to more than one ED college. In theory, this should never happen because guidance counselors are required to sign off on a pledge that confirms that the student has chosen only one ED institution.

But sometimes inexperienced counselors overlook the rules or may be confused because — in most cases–a student CAN apply to an Early Decision college and an Early Action college (or even several) at the same time, with the understanding that, if accepted at the ED school, the student will enroll regardless of other options … unless financial aid is inadequate. (Exception: The handful of colleges that offer “Single Choice Early Action” don’t permit concurrent Early Decision applications.)

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