Class of 2023

13 December 2018

Harvard Admits 935 Early Applicants to Class of 2023

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2023

harvardHarvard announced earlier today that it admitted 935 applicants to the Class of 2023 under restrictive early action.  

A total of 6,958 early applications were received, resulting in an early admission rate of 13.4 percent. 

Click here for the news release.

 

13 December 2018

Brown Admits 769 Early Decision Applicants to the Class of 2023

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2023

brown logoBrown accepted 769 applicants to the Class of 2023 under early decision.  

The total number of early decision applicants was 4230 this year, up 21 percent and resulting in an early admission rate of 18 percent.

  

Click here for the news release.

 

13 December 2018

University of Pennsylvania Admits 1,279 Early Decision Applicants to Class of 2023

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2023

upenn logoThe University of Pennsylvania admitted 1,279 early decision applicants to the Class of 2023.  

Early decision applications totaled 7,110, resulting in an admission rate of 18 percent.

Click here for the news release.

 

13 December 2018

Duke Admits 882 Early Decision Applicants to the Class of 2023

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2023

duke logoDuke admitted 882 applicants to the Class of 2023 under early decision.  

The total number of early decision applicants rose 19 percent to 4,852 this year, resulting in an early admission rate of 18 percent.

Of those admitted, 714 will be attending the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, while the remaining 168 will matriculate at the Pratt School of Engineering. 

Click here for the news release.

 

13 December 2018

Oxford College at Emory University Admits 256 Early Decision I Applicants to Class of 2023

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2023

emoryoxford logoOxford College at Emory admitted 256 Early Decision I applicants to the Class of 2023.

A total of 1,910 applications were received for admittance to Emory College, Oxford College at Emory or both.

Click here for the news release.

 

13 December 2018

Emory Admits 559 Early Decision I Applicants to Class of 2023

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2023

emory logoEmory College admitted 559 Early Decision I applicants to the Class of 2023.

A total of 1,910 applications were received for admittance to Emory College, Oxford College at Emory or both.  

Click here for the news release.

 

12 December 2018

Princeton Admits 743 Early Action Applicants to Class of 2023

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2023

princeton logoPrinceton University admitted 743 single choice early action applicants to the Class of 2023.  

A total of 5,335 applications were received, resulting in an early admission rate of 13.9 percent.

Click here for the news release.

 

17 November 2018

University of Georgia Offers Early Admission to 7,500 for the Class of 2023

Posted in Class of 2023

UGA logoThe University of Georgia offered approzimately 7,500 early action applicants to the Class of 2023 from a pool of nearly 17,000 applicants.

 

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15 November 2018

University of California Extends Deadline for Applicants Affected by Recent Wildfires

Posted in Your College List, Class of 2023, Perspectives

ucThe University of California has extended the application deadline for those affected by the recent wildfires from November 30th to December 15th. 

Affected applicants MUST file a request for extension.  

For instructions on how to request the extension, click here.

10 October 2018

Keeping Vigil on 2018-19 Merit Scholarship Deadlines

Posted in Your College List, Class of 2023, Affordability

moneyIf you're in the hunt for merit scholarships, be sure to stay on top of explicit deadlines a school on your list might have.

In some cases, like Boston University and the University of Richmond, it's a hard deadline that you have to meet in order for you to be considered at all.  In others, like Indiana University and many other public institutions, it's a "priority" deadline that maximizes your chances of merit aid before the money runs out.  Either way, merit aid continues to be an excellent way for good students to defray the cost of an education.  

We've compiled a list of selected schools in our coverage universe with explicit deadlines, along with some stats to help you gauge the size and breadth of the institution's merit offerings.  We've also included links to each school's scholarship page for easy access to the details.

Most of these schools automatically consider you for merit scholarships without the need for an additional application.  

Click on Continue Reading below for the list.

08 October 2018

Early Decision Schools That Double Admission Odds

Posted in Your College List, Early Admission, Class of 2023

earlydecisionLooking for a way to enhance admission odds? Here's a list of schools with early decision admission rates that are at least twice as high as their regular decision admission rates.  

Because Early Decision is a binding commitment, it only makes sense if you're a competitive applicant, affordability isn't an issue, and you're absolutely certain it's the school for you. But as the list shows, there can be a meaningful advantage in applying this way if you are.  For example, at Swarthmore College, over half of the incoming class is admitted through Early Decision, and the admission rate is 28% vs. 9% for those who applied via regular decision.  That's a difference too big to ignore.

Note: most early decision deadlines occur in early November, so the time is now to consider if it makes sense for you. Click here for more information about early admission, and here to find out how College Kickstart can help you take full advantage. 

08 October 2018

Boost Your Odds 50% With These Early Action Schools

Posted in Your College List, Early Admission, Class of 2023

earlyactionLooking for a way to enhance admission odds without obligating yourself to attend?  Here's a list of colleges with early action admission rates that are at least 50% higher than their regular decision admission rates.  

Unlike Early Decision, Early Action is non-binding, so it nearly always works to your advantage.  And as the list shows, this advantage can be meaningful if you're a competitive applicant...all for simply applying 45-60 days earlier than normal.  

With most early action deadlines occuring in early November, the time is now to take a closer look. 

06 October 2018

The Early Admission Advantage (Part 3 of 3)

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2023

PART III: Putting Early Admission Strategies to Work

targets2In Part II of this series developed an early admission strategy based on your competitiveness as an applicant, your college list, and your strength of commitment to the top schools on your list.  If you're a competitive applicant with strong qualifications, we recommend that you:

  • Take full advantage of Early Action for all the schools on your list
  • Apply Restrictive Early Action to your top school or when the restrictions don't inhibit your ability to take advantage of early admission programs at higher ranked schools 
  • Apply Early Decision I when you are strongly committed to attending your top choice school and have no concerns about affordability
  • Apply Early Decision II if you have been denied admission to your top choice school, you're strongly committed to attending this ED II school as your next best option, and have no concerns about affordability

With this early admission strategy in place, let's put it to work in Part III against a couple of hypothetical applicants.   

05 October 2018

The Early Admission Advantage (Part 2 of 3)

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2023

PART II: When and How to Take Advantage of Early Admission Programs

img-earlyIn Part I of this series we covered the fundamentals of college early admission programs.  We learned that:

  • Colleges offer early admission programs to manage yield, lock up prized applicants and improve prestige in the process
  • There can be as much as a 2-4x difference in admit rates between early and regular decision applicants
  • Because there is often a high proportion of an enrolled class coming through early admission, your chances of getting in via regular decision are actually worse than you might think

In short, you should always consider early admission programs as part of your college plan.  But under what conditions does it make sense and how do you apply it against your list of schools?  This is the topic for Part II.  

04 October 2018

The Early Admission Advantage (Part 1 of 3)

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2023

PART I: The Fundamentals

early admission advantage

Simply put, early admission should always be considered as part of your college plan.

Why?  Because early action and early decision programs can be tremendously useful in helping a competitive candidate enhance admission odds.  By submitting your application early, you'll hear back earlier and in most instances improve your chances for admission.  Better yet, if you're accepted early, you'll be able to avoid the cost and effort of applying to schools of lower interest on your list.

In this three part series, we'll explore the fundamentals, when/how to take advantage of them, and where early admission is offered.  Read on for Part I.

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