We've had a lot of questions from parents and students alike on the differences between EA and ED. It's a bit confusing, so we totally understand. Just to make sure everyone in our community is on the same page, we created a short write-up of all the details.
1. The Basics
Early decision (ED)
Early decision is the first type of early application.
Early action (EA)
Check below for a comprehensive list of EA and ED schools:
Read on after the fold to see how we'd think about evaluating ED versus EA!
2. Pros and Cons
Early Decision: Pros
Early Decision: Cons
Early Action: Pros
Early Action: Cons
3. So which one should I do?!
You can think of this as dependent on what type of candidate you are.
Regardless of ED/EA, is there a school right now you would be comfortable committing to?