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Should I Apply to Other Colleges While I Await My Early Decision Outcome?

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I applied early to Vanderbilt and while I'm waiting to hear back, I'm filling out some RD applications. My mom said I shouldn't send those in until after I hear from Vandy because if I get into those RD schools, I "might take a spot from someone else." Is this true?

“The Dean" always loves to say “You're mother is right." But the best I can do this time is, “Your mother is half right." You shouldn't submit your Regular Decision applications until you hear from Vanderbilt this month (barring a couple of exceptions below) but not for the reason your mother gave you.

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