Early round versus regular round? With our 20+ years of experience in college admissions we can guarantee you this shouldn’t be a question in your mind at all, ever, because the answer is ALWAYS without a shadow of a doubt … BOTH! Here’s why and it’s simple. Applying in the early round significantly increases your odds of admissions –across the board.
EARLY ROUND FOR THE KNOCK OUT
We want to make SURE you understand the benefits of applying in the early round so we made it nice and easy. Our chart below only highlights Ivies and Stanford/MIT, but know that this trend flows across the board at all top-tier schools. For instance, Claremont McKenna’s early round acceptance rate was around 31 percent whereas the regular round acceptance rate was 10.35 percent. For the sake of clarity, these stats can’t get any more crystal.
EARLY ROUND VS REGULAR ACCEPTANCE RATES
Your admission odds are much higher when applying in the early round versus regular. That said, there is no guarantee and you must have grades and scores in range. Always remember that grades and scores are #1!
THE EARLY BIRD CATCHES THE WORM
The old adage ‘The early bird catches the worm’ is never more true than in college admissions and data speaks –actually it SHOUTS in this case. These stats clearly show that developing an early round application strategy is absolutely KEY (not to mention worth it!) in the admissions process… no matter the tier of college you’re targeting.
Read more on the advantages of applying to college in the early round and, for all rising seniors…what are you waiting for? Get your application and essays done before going back to school in the fall. We are here to help.