Early birds flock to admission doors
In the race to win college admission, those who get an early jump on things are crowding the field. Early applications have risen by 17 percent at Boston College, where 5,200 students applied early, compared to 4,000 the year before. (Boston admits about 30 percent of its class early.) After adopting more liberal “early action” policies, Yale and Stanford saw their early applications skyrocket by 42 percent and 62 percent, respectively.
Although the trend has increased, it doesn’t mean that early is right for everyone, and you really have to compare it carefully to the standard admission process to decide if it’s right for you.
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