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Early or Regular Decision for Aspiring Engineer?

Question: My son wants to apply to to a school that has a binding Early Decision. The school's website says that if a student is deferred until the regular decision time, they are not biased against the student. He wants to go into engineering, SAT 1200 (CR & M), GPA unwt 3.75/wt 4.29, extra curr. activities & has a PT job. Would you suggest he apply for ED & let the chips fall where they may, or would it be better to wait until the Regular Decision deadline since his SAT's aren't fantastic? Thank you!

It would be helpful to know where your son plans to apply ED so that I can see where his SAT's stand in relation to that college's admitted-freshman mid-range scores.

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