There are several ways to apply to college. It's important to choose the right plan(s) for you.
Rolling Admission: Colleges make decisions as soon as the student’s application is complete, starting as early as the end of August. This is a nice way to know that you are "in" and relieve some initial stress.
Early Decision: A binding agreement to a first choice school. Deadlines are typically around November 1st. Students are notified before the December holidays. If accepted, the student is committed to attend. Students can apply ED to only one school.
Early Action: A non-binding agreement. Deadlines are typically in November. Students usually get a decision before the December holidays but do not have to decide until May 1st.
Regular: Applications are usually due in January with students being notified in late March or early April. Students must decide by May 1st.