To ED2 or not to ED2?

It may sound like a Star Wars character, but it is actually an important admissions strategy. What is ED2? ED2 stands for Early Decision Round 2. It allows you to send in a binding application after the earliest dates have past (generally after you have heard from your standard ED schools). If you are a qualified applicant, you may have a slightly better chance of acceptance. The binding nature of an ED2 acceptance allows schools to keep their yield rate high and thus, their selectivity rate low. What is ED2 not? ED2 is not a panacea. If you are not a strong applicant on your own, applying ED2 will not help. It is also not a strategy to use at more than one school. It is required for you to



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