Early Admission: Benefits of Applying Early
Your senior year is filled with so many questions: Where are you going to college? Have you taken your SAT yet? Have you applied to any colleges yet? When is the best time to apply? What is early admission?
Do you really need to start thinking about college already?
For some of you, the answer is yes. Welcome to the beginning of the end of high school. You need to keep working hard to finish high school strong and also start planning for what is next. It’s time to start thinking about where you want to apply to college and whether early admission is right for you.
Your mailbox, Instagram, and Snapchat may be full of college application news. Some of you may even be working on applications already. We have answers to help you figure out the answer to the question: what is early admission?
Does early admission make a difference?
Early admission can help, but it depends on the schools you want to apply to. Some schools have an early decision application (usually binding) for students who have decided on their first choice. You have to apply by November and attend the institution if you are admitted.
Not all schools have early decision. Others are early admissions schools, which means they are non-binding which allows you to apply to multiple schools. Your application will be considered and you will be notified of admission, giving you time to compare all of your options for early admission colleges.
Rolling admission is another process in which applications are reviewed upon completion and there is a large window of time you can apply.
Are there scholarship awards for early applications?
Some smaller institutions include an academic scholarship notification with their acceptance letters. This is especially helpful if financial aid is a large part of your decision. This is also beneficial since you can submit your FAFSA in October. Many schools also use early application dates as a means to recruit for scholarship opportunities such as scholarship competitions.
Applying early may make the scholarship search process easier because you have a list of the early admission colleges and universities that you are already accepted to. This is especially helpful for scholarships from outside sources like community foundations, workplace scholarships, clubs, and more.
Where does Grace College fit in?
Grace utilizes the rolling admission process, which means that once your application is complete, you will be notified within two weeks about your admission and scholarship decision! Early applicants who meet the criteria based on GPA and your ACT or SAT test score can qualify for our Presidential Scholarship Days. Even if you are waiting on your ACT or SAT test scores, you still can start your application now and add the other pieces as you are ready.
What are you waiting for? The chance to attend one of our Presidential Scholarship Days and call beautiful Winona Lake home awaits.
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