Hard to believe that summer is over, the leaves are changing here in the Northeast and our nights are growing longer but most importantly, EARLY APPLICATION DEADLINES ARE UPON US.
Did you know that most colleges and universities fill almost 50 percent of their incoming class in the early decision rounds? If your grades and scores (#1 in admissions) are in range then we hope you’re planning to leverage the early round and up your odds by applying NOW.
The question is… are you ready?
- If you are NOT waiting for scores, submit your apps this week, if you haven’t already.
- If you took September or October tests (SAT and Subject Test scores for October just came out 10/19), be sure you update your Common App if needed.
- Use this weekend to go old-fashioned on your applications and essays, print them out for a final read, and do your FINAL check. By this Sunday afternoon (10/21), wrap up final details, save your files one more time, and submit.
EARLY APPLICATION DEADLINES FOR SOME TOP COLLEGES
|Amherst College||ED: 11/1/18|
|Babson College||EDI and EA: 11/1/18
|Barnard College||ED: 11/1/18|
|Bates College||EDI: 11/15/18; EDII: 1/1/19|
|Bentley University||ED: 11/15/18|
|Boston College||EA: 11/1/18|
|Boston University||EDI: 11/1/18; EDII: 1/2/19|
|Bowdoin College||EDI: 11/15/18; EDII: 1/1/19|
|Brown University||ED: 11/1/18|
|Bryn Mawr College||EDI: 11/15/18; EDII: 1/1/19|
|Bucknell||EDI: 11/15/18; EDII: 1/15/19|
|Carnegie Mellon University||ED: 11/1/18; EA (juniors) 1/1/19|
|Claremont McKenna||EDI: 11/1/18; EDII: 1/5/19|
|Colby College||EDI: 11/15/18; EDII: 1/1/19|
|Colgate University||EDI: 1/15/18; EDII: 1/15/19|
|Columbia University||ED: 11/1/18|
|Connecticut College||EDI: 11/15/18; EDII: 1/1/19|
|Cornell University||ED: 11/1/18|
|Dartmouth College||ED: 11/1/18|
|Dickinson College||EDI: 11/15/18; EA: 12/1/18; EDII: 1/15/19|
|Duke University||ED: 11/1/18|
|Emerson College||EA: 11/1/18|
|Emory University||EDI: 11/1/18; EDII: 1/1/19|
|Georgetown University||EA: 11/1/18|
|Hamilton College||EDI: 11/15/18; EDII: 1/1/19|
|Harvard University||REA: 11/1/18|
|Harvey Mudd College||EDI: 11/15/18; EDII: 1/5/19|
|Haverford College||EDI: 11/15/18; EDII: 1/1/19|
|Johns Hopkins University||ED: 11/1/18|
|Middlebury College||EDI: 11/1/18; EDII: 1/1/19|
|New York University||EDI: 11/1/18; EDII: 1/1/19|
|Northwestern University||ED: 11/1/18|
|Pomona College||EDI: 11/1/18; EDII: 1/1/19|
|Princeton University||SCEA: 11/1/18|
|Rice University||ED: 11/1/18|
|Stanford University||REA: 11/1/18|
|Tufts University||EDI: 11/1/18; EDII: 1/1/19|
|Tulane University||EA: 11/15/18; EDI: 11/1/18|
|University of Chicago||EA/EDI: 11/1/18; EDII: 1/2/19|
|University of Michigan||EA: 11/1/18|
|UNC Chapel Hill||EA: 10/19/18|
|University of Pennsylvania||ED: 11/1/18|
|University of South Carolina||EA: 10/21/18|
|University of Virginia||EA: 11/1/18|
|Vanderbilt University||EDI: 11/1/18; EDII: 1/1/19|
|Villanova University||EA/ED: 11/1/18|
|Washington U. St. Louis||EDI: 11/1/18; EDII: 1/2/19|
|Yale University||SCEA: 11/1/18|
ALMOST THERE… EARLY DECISION II
Be sure to finalize your Early Decision II and/or Regular round essays and have them locked and loaded in your online application accounts (UC Application, Common App, etc.). We can help you with your application and your essays immediately via our Common App 911 and Essay Guidance packages! Don’t miss the opportunity to leverage yourself, your essays and your application.
YOUR FUTURE, YOUR RESPONSIBILITY
It is your responsibility to ensure every piece of your application has been submitted INCLUDING what your high school is supposed to submit. CHECK the specifics for your early round colleges as policies vary by school and then do your due diligence to ensure all of your ducks are in a row. It’s imperative you stay on top of this important administrative piece to your application. After all, your school won’t get deferred because a document was missing, YOU will.