College admissions advice: early decision vs. regular decision - 1

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College admissions advice: early decision vs. regular decision - 1

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As students look to apply into colleges, there are a series of different deadlines that they may face, and they may have to decide whether to apply early decision, early action, early decision 2, regular admission - there are all sorts of different ones. And every college is a little bit different from every other college. So the number one thing that students should do is look at the college website, look at their admissions page, and see what their options are. To give you a sense of that though, early action just means that the college will let you know early whether you are admitted or not. So those deadlines typically are around maybe November 1 for applying to college. And college will typically let students know within a month or 6 weeks if they are in or not. The great thing is that takes pressure off of kids. And now they know they're in, if they get in. And they don't have to stress about are they going to get into a college. The potential downside to that is you as a student may know in December that you're in, and I can imagine some kids deciding to take the second half of their senior year off in a huge burst of senioritis because they are in. And that's not wise.
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Robert has been in K-12 education for thirty years; for sixteen years he was a high school history and social studies teacher, teaching subjects such as AP US History, Western Civilization, World History, Economics, and Anthropology. His school administrative career has been equally varied, serving as Director of Activities at a large public high school, and a Middle School Director and Upper School Director at independent (private) schools in the Midwest and California. Robert earned his Bachelor's Degree in History from Carleton College, and his Master's in Education from Claremont Graduate University. He is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS), and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD). Robert has served on school accreditation teams in the Midwest and California. He has two children, one of whom is an acting and English Literature double major at a large urban university on the East Coast, while the other is a high school junior in Los Angeles.

 

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