Admissions

Switching from Regular Decision to Early Action After Submission

Question: I intended to apply Restricted Early Action but I selected Regular Decision instead. I emailed the university. Should I email Common App as well and ask them to change my application? Or will the university contact Common App to change my application? Is that even possible?

Don’t deal with the Common App folks at all. This snafu is between you and your university. If the REA deadline was November 1, and if you don’t hear back from the university by tomorrow (November 5), you should telephone the admission office and ask what you have to do to get your status switched to REA. This is rarely a big deal, but you maybe asked to send a signed snail-mail letter to validate your request (although your email might suffice).

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