Articles tagged with: Early Action

27 August 2015

Colleges with Early Admission Plans

Posted in Your College List, Early Admission

College Kickstart Logo 200x63With your college list more or less finalized, give some consideration to early admission—many schools offer it and can be a terrific way to boost odds and minimize wasted motion.  All you need to do is apply 45-60 days earlier than you normally would. 

Here's a list of competitive 4-year institutions offering early admission to applicants.  Depending on the school, these options range from Early Decision (binding) to Early Action (non-binding) and Restrictive Early Action (non-binding with restrictions on where else you can apply).  

The first wave of deadlines is coming up in November, so take a quick look to see if any of your schools offer something worth considering. Or click here to find out how College Kickstart can help you fully capitalize on it.

11 May 2015

NACAC State of College Admissions Report 2014

Posted in Early Admission, Perspectives

soca2014The National Association for College Admissions Counseling released its 2014 State of College Admissions report last Thursday.  

We had an opportunity to review the 72 page report and took away some key points about overall application and early admission trends.  

The findings strongly reinforce the need for students and families to actively evaluate early admission opportunities as an integral part of their college plan.  

Click on Continue Reading below for the summary.

27 February 2015

More High School Seniors Taking Early Admission to College

Posted in Early Admission, Perspectives

early admission article from the los angeles timesIn this Los Angeles Times article, Carla Rivera writes about the rising number of college applicants taking advantage of early admission programs to remove stress and uncertainty from the admissions process.

The article also looks at early admission from the school perspective, and why/why not schools choose to participate.  

With admission rates falling and the number of early admission programs on the rise, we maintain that every college applicant needs to at least consider the possibility of applying early.  It may not always be appropriate, but when it is, it's a valuable way of maximizing odds and minimizing wasted motion for simply applying 60 days earlier than normal.   

Read the early admission article now

 

10 February 2015

College Applicant Trends

Posted in Your College List, Early Admission, Perspectives

Insights from UCLA survey of 150,000+ college freshmen

UCLA TitleThe Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA recently published The American Freshman: National Norms Fall 2014, a survey of 150,000+ first-time, full-time students at over 200 four-year U.S colleges and universities.

The study covers a broad range of topics, including college admissions.  What's clear is that students are applying to more schools than ever, they're getting into their top choice schools less frequently, and that early admission is becoming a very important consideration in choosing colleges.  

Click on the Continue Reading link below details.

08 February 2015

University of Virginia Admits 4,856 Early Action Applicants to the Class of 2019

Posted in Early Admission

uva logoThe University of Virginia reported earlier that it admitted 4,856 Early Action applicants to the Class of 2019.

A total of 16,092 EA applications were received this year, resulting in an EA admission rate of 30% overall.  Virginia residents accounted for 27% of the applicant pool and 42% of the admitted pool.  The early action admission rate for residents was 47% versus 24% for non-residents.  

Click here for the news release.

 

04 February 2015

UNC Chapel Hill Admits 6,235 Early Action Applicants to the Class of 2019

Posted in Early Admission

uncchapelhill logoThe University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill reported today that it admitted 6,235 Early Action applicants to the Class of 2019.

A total of 17,149 EA applications were received this year, resulting in an EA admission rate of 36%.  

Click here for the news release.

 

30 January 2015

Vanderbilt Admits 22.5% of Early Decision Applicants to the Class of 2019

Posted in Early Admission

vanderbilt logoVanderbilt University reported today that it admitted 22.5% of Early Decision I/II applicants to the Class of 2019. 

Click here for the news release.

 

09 January 2015

Here's One Way to Get Early Admission Into College: Be Rich

Posted in Perspectives

Bloomberg-LogoThe title of this Bloomberg/BusinessWeek article leaves a lot to be desired, but it does correctly point out that affordability issues can often prevent applicants from applying to binding early decision programs because they won't be able to shop around for the best financial package.  

More importantly, the article does reinforce our strong belief that every rising senior needs to consider the possibility of applying early given how favorable the admission rates can be.  It may not always be appropriate—tools like College Kickstart can help you figure this out—but it should never be ignored. 

Click here for the article.

20 December 2014

Class of 2019 Early Admission Results (12/22)

Posted in Early Admission

Second Update

Early admission results continue to roll in.  Here's a summary of what's been reported as of 5:00pm PST December 20:

InstitutionDateEarly Applicants (2019)AdmittedAdmit RateSource
Brown (ED) 12/11

3,016

617

20%

Link
Dartmouth (ED) 12/12

1,859

483

26%

Link
Duke (ED) 12/11

3,180

815

26%

Link
Georgetown (REA) 12/15

6,840

907

13%

Link
Harvard (REA) 12/12

5,919

977

17%

Link
Johns Hopkins (ED) 12/12

1,865

538

29%

Link
Middlebury (ED) 12/19

667

280

42%

Link
MIT (EA) 12/13

6,519

625

10%

Link
Northwestern (ED) 12/13

2,793

1,011

36%

Link
Notre Dame (REA) 12/18

4,700

1,400

30%

Link
Princeton (SCEA) 12/15

3,850

767

20%

Link
Stanford (REA) 12/12

7,297

743

10%

Link
University of Pennsylvania (ED) 12/15

5,489

1,316

24%

Link
Williams (ED) 12/12

593

244

41%

Link
Yale (SCEA) 12/16

4,693

753

16%

Link

16 December 2014

Georgetown Admits 907 Early Action Applicants to Class of 2019

Posted in Early Admission

georgetown logoGeorgetown University admitted 907 restrictive early action applicants to the Class of 2019.  

A total of 6,840 early action applications were received this year, resulting in an early admission rate of 13%. 

Click here for the news release.

 

16 December 2014

Yale Admits 753 Early Action Applicants to Class of 2019

Posted in Early Admission

yale logoYale University announced today it admitted 753 single choice early action applicants to the Class of 2019.  

A total of 4,693 early applications were received this year, resulting in an early admission rate of 16%. This is essentially unchanged from last year.

Click here for the news release.

 

20 December 2013

Colleges Announce Early Admissions Results

Posted in Early Admission

Notre Dame Reports

Early admission results are now rolling in.  Here's the latest as of 5:00pm December 21:

InstitutionDateEarly Applicants (2018)AdmittedAdmit RateSource
Brown 12/12 3,088 583  19% Link
Dartmouth 12/11 1,678 469  28% Link
Duke 12/12 3,180 797  25% Link
Harvard 12/13 4,692 992  21% Link
Johns Hopkins 12/13 1,595 526  33% Link
MIT 12/14 6,820 612  9% Link
Northwestern 12/13 2,794 925  33% Link
Notre Dame 12/20 6,551 1,960  30% Link
Princeton 12/16 3,854 714  19% Link
Stanford 12/13 6,948 748  11% Link
University of Pennsylvania 12/16 1,595 526  25% Link
Williams 12/13 554 237  43% Link
Yale 12/16 4,750 735  15% Link
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