Preparing for College

Early Decision or Early Action? How Do We Choose?

Question: My daughter has a well balanced list of 10 colleges. How do we decide if she applies Early Action or Early Decision? I keep reading that we must have a "strategy." But what does that mean, and how do we decide between EA and ED?

Yes, unfortunately, there does seem to be a lot of "strategizing" going on these days when making application plans, and the advice I give my counseling clients varies greatly depending on their assorted goals, finances, etc.

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