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Early Decision Apps Increase

In this increasingly complicated world of competitive college admissions, the role of Early Decision continues to be debated and strategized. Schools have alternated between ED (not to be confused with the reason for Viagra) and EA (Early Action), trying to find the best application, so to speak, for those high school seniors who know where their first-choice school lies.

If you want to sample some of the angst that parents and students experience every fall when trying to decide whether or not to make a firm commitment to ED, go with the more flexible option of EA, or fall back on the old standby of RD (Regular Decision), search the College Confidential discussion forum for these three terms. Here's a sample of ED and EA discussion.

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