Early college selection decisions is a hot topic in the higher education circles. While attending a conference earlier in the year, many conversations revolved around this topic. Parents don't completely understand the difference between Early Decision and Early Acceptance. Young adults are feeling the pressure to "apply and get it over with." And the "word around town" is you have a better chance of getting accepted if you apply early, often times leaving the students who haven't made a decision on where they want to go even more stressed.
This article by Inside Higher Ed talks about this "game." The seniors who are still trying to figure everything out are the ones who are the most stressed. A reminder, you need to know what you are interested in studying before you apply. It's why we go to college so don't get caught up in the craziness if you don't know your path. Let us help!