Should I Apply Early Action Despite a Low ACT Score?
Question: I'm applying to UMass Amherst and I called Admissions to ask about the benefits/risks of applying Early Action (non binding) vs. Regular Decision The counselor was very vague and said "I don't know because I haven't seen the student pool yet."
I have good grades and great extracurriculars, but my ACT scores are on the low side for UMass. Is it to my benefit to apply Early Action if I am on the borderline? I couldn't get a sense from her as to whether if, I'm not accepted Early Action, I would be put in the regular applicant pool or just be rejected.