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As the number of applications to colleges across the country continues to rise, more and more students are opting to apply early to their top choice schools. Students hope that this tactic will help them stand out, and it often does increase their likelihood of admission.
With rising numbers of students all over the country applying to college—especially the most selective schools, it is no wonder that they are grasping for every possible advantage. One of the most well-documented ways to increase your chances of admission to a top school is to apply early, either through Early Action (EA) or Early Decision (ED).
Although college application season is not yet over, for students graduating high school this year (2019) who have applied Early Decision (ED) or Early Action to their top schools, anticipation is growing.
Harvard’s recent 2018 college admissions lawsuit unearths several common trends not widely disseminated outside of higher education circles before now.
Do colleges actually mean it when they say that they're test-optional, or would they secretly prefer that applicants submit their test scores after all? Are you at a disadvantage if you don't submit your scores?
Spark provides customized guidance to help you get into your top-choice schools.