Question: Should my daughter apply Early Decision at Boston College?
This is a major life decision for your family and certainly not one that should be made by a stranger on the Internet, especially because "The Dean" knows nothing about your daughter, her academic record, her interests, or goals. However, what "The Dean" can tell you is that Boston College does not offer an "Early Decision" option. Instead, students will receive a BC verdict by Christmas if they apply via Early Action. Unlike Early Decision, which requires a binding commitment, admitted Early Action candidates have until May 1 to decide whether they will enroll. This gives them time to compare other acceptances and, perhaps, scholarship offers.