Many parents and students I counsel confuse the Early Admission, Early Read, Early Decision, Early Action and Early Notification. How these and admission strategies listed below are used, determine the course of the years of the undergraduate college. Your understanding is an absolute necessity! Early Admission: Generally, students apply to college early junior and simply passes through the above process. Author understood the implications. However, early admission is rarely used because it applies only to the most outstanding students to complete all the requirements of high school before 12 or grade or even earlier. Although not binding, I strongly recommend that students demonstrate college-level social and emotional maturity before implementing this strategy.
Schools often get into a bidding contest to recruit the truly exceptional students, some offering full scholarships for privilege of having a student as out on their campus! However, use with extreme caution! In early reading: A number of schools offering for calculating a family’s EFC (expected family contribution, the minimum amount set by the federal government that a family pays in any college for each student). This is done without forcing the student to apply to your school. Simply send them all your financial information at the beginning of the 12 or grade! Sounds like a good deal, right? Wrong! Whenever possible, keep the schools and the federal government of your wallet! If the student finally decides to apply to that school, the aid offer has already been determined. Surely you would not feel comfortable with the IRS calculate your taxes, so why do you have a university to determine the EFC? Avoid at all costs! Failure to heed this advice will mean paying thousands more than what I had to do for a college education! Early Decision: This is a program deadlines and reporting dates before the regular admissions process.