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Increase in Early Decision

An article in yesterday’s edition of Inside Higher Education commented on the National Association for College Admissions Counseling’s annual “State of Admissions Report.” The article mainly focused on the finding that more colleges are admitting students through the early decision process.

The report showed that about 47% of colleges stated that they had an increase in early decision applications last year, which is comparable to previous years. However, 65% of colleges reported admitting more students through early decision, versus 43% the previous year.

Some students and parents may read this statistic and be elated, but this is not your “easy in” to your favorite college. There still are some very important questions you need to consider before you sign that binding agreement.  Applying early decision is not something you can do just to have a better chance at being admitted.


Katherine Price

Educational Consultant

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  1. Hi Katherine, mi name is Alberto and I am from Peru, I’m contacting you because I’m really interested in studying film in the U.S. What I really want to know is if you also help people finding scholarships for international students. I’m willing to reward you significantly if you help me find an adequate scholarship for a film program. It doesn’t matter if it’s a bachelor or a master degree.

    I studied law and have a bachelor degree, but I have also studied a short career in Digital design and have also taken video production and photography courses. I have also made a short film and acted, so I have lots of ways to demonstrate that I am submerged in the art world.

    Pd. Actually I am studying to have my TOEFL exam my English is really good for I was raised in India and Australia.

    So Katherine if you can give me a hand, please let me know.

  2. Dear Mr. Gutierrez,
    I know Katherine has tried to get in touch with you. If you don’t mind, please complete our “contact” form and provide your email address–we’ll get in touch with you right away.
    Mark Montgomery

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