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Should Daughter Apply Elsewhere While Awaiting ED Verdict?

Question: Having visited 12 colleges this year, my senior daughter wants to apply to a small LAC Early Decision. (We all loved it) Her scores and transcripts look like a match and we need no FA package. If she is successful, she would know by Dec 15. Should she hold off on all other applications till then and, if unsuccessful, submit to her reserve list or go ahead and apply to all?

Since your daughter won't have a verdict until mid-December, she probably doesn't want to torpedo her holiday break by going into application overdrive, in case the news from her ED school isn't good. On the other hand, you certainly don't want to pay non-refundable application fees if it is.

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