Early Application: What you need to know…

Where can I apply to Early Application?
1. UK Medical Programs must be applied to by October 15th

Applying early can be a good idea if you’re sure which college you want to attend & have competitive grades & test scores...

Applying early can be a good idea if you’re sure which college you want to attend & have competitive grades & test scores…

2. Many USA Universities – Usually by October 15th or November 1st
3. Hong Kong Universities: HKU & HKUST – Mid November

                                

 How to Decide If Applying Early Is Right for You

How to Decide If Applying Early Is Right for You

Applying early can be a good idea if you’re sure about which college you want to attend. That means you’ve researched its programs and, if possible, visited its campus.

But think twice about applying early if:

  • You want to compare admission and financial aid offers from several colleges.
  • You’d benefit from having another year of high school work to show colleges.
2. Many USA Universities – Usually by October 15th or November 1st
3. Hong Kong Universities: HKU & HKUST – Mid November

Benefits?

Students who apply under Early Application plans often have a better chance of getting in than they would through the regular admission process as the percentage of admission is higher. Colleges also benefit from the plans because they get students who really want to attend that college to commit early.

Applying early can be a good idea if you’re sure which college you want to attend & have competitive grades & test scores…

How to Decide If Applying Early Is Right for You

Applying early can be a good idea if you’re sure about which college you want to attend. That means you’ve researched its programs and, if possible, visited its campus.

But think twice about applying early if:

  • You want to compare admission and financial aid offers from several colleges.
  • You’d benefit from having another year of high school work to show colleges.
  • Your SAT/ACT and TOEFL Scores are below average and you want to improve before you apply.

Early Admission Options

For the USA: there are three main types of early admission plans. All three plans require you to apply in October or November. The plans give you an early decision; you’ll know in December or January if you’ve been accepted.

1. Early Decision plans: Binding contracts – be careful (This University should be your clear-cut #1 Choice!)

  • You can apply to only one early decision college.
  • If the college accepts you and offers you enough financial aid, you must go to that college. That’s why these plans are referred to as “binding.”
  • Some colleges have two early deadlines, called early decision deadline I and early decision deadline II. They both work the same way, but the second deadline gives you more time to decide whether to apply early.
  • Although you may apply to additional colleges through the regular admission process, you must withdraw all other applications if you’re accepted by this college.

2. Early action plans: Non-Binding (You still have the right to reject the offer & given more time to decide)

  • You can apply to more than one early action college.
  • If you’re accepted, you can say yes right away or wait until spring to decide.
  • You can also decline the offer.


3. Single-choice early action plans:

  • You can apply early to only one college. Otherwise, these plans work the same as other early action plans.
  • You can still apply to other colleges through the regular admission process.
  • You don’t have to give your final answer to the early application college until spring.