Originally published on TapInto.net, October 17th, 2016
Why does everything have to be so darn complicated? A few months ago we went over all the
different major application companies and now I have to confuse things further by talking
about the different priority dates.
There’s some good news and some bad news. Bad news first? As with so many other things
schools all set application dates separately and many seem determined to come up with their
own lingo to talk about it. I’ve seen more combinations of the word “Early” with some
synonym of “deadline” then I’d care to admit. Early Action, Early Answer, Early Decision,
Priority, Rolling, Regular Decision, MEGA ULTRA AHEAD OF TIME APPLICATION DOMINATION
(ok, I may have made that last one up).
Ready for the good news? Here it is! This is all way less complicated than you think. Despite all
the crazy names there’s only a few actual categories of decision deadlines. Let’s break them
1. Early D...more