Looking for a way to boost admission odds without obligating yourself to attend? The list below details some colleges with early action admission rates that provide a bump.
On the other hand, if your student is still working hard on their first semester grades and one more shot at improving their test scores and the schools on their college list don’t give an early action bump then consider taking a breath and holding off to regular decision.
|Abilene Christian University||Saint Joseph’s University|
|Bard College||Saints Anselm College|
|Birmingham-Southern College||Sewanee: The University of the South|
|Case Western Reserve University||Simmons College|
|The Catholic University of America||St. John’s College Maryland|
|Christopher Newport University||St. Mary’s College Maryland|
|College of Wooster||Stanford University|
|Colorado College||State University of New York – Buffalo|
|Dickinson College||Texas Christian University|
|Emerson College||Tulane University|
|Georgia Institute of Technology||University of Colorado – Boulder|
|Goucher College||University of Denver|
|Harvard University||University of Mary Washington|
|High Point University||University of Scranton|
|John Carroll University||University of Massachusetts – Amherst|
|Kalamazoo College||University of Miami|
|Loyola University Maryland||University of North Carolina – Charlotte|
|North Carolina State||University of Notre Dame|
|Marist College||University of Vermont|
|Ohio State University – Columbus||Ursinus College|
|Princeton University||Wheaton College – MA|
|Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology||Wofford College|
|St. John’s College – MD||Worcester Polytechnic Institute|
|St. John’s College – NM||Yale University|
Unlike Early Decision, Early Action is non-binding, so it nearly always works to your advantage if the student’s college profile is competitive and an A+ essay is ready to roll.
This list is not meant to be comprehensive but provides some insight and each student’s results, of course, will vary. With most early action deadlines occurring November 1 through December 1 now is the time to take a closer look.