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At many colleges and universities, Nov. 15 is the deadline for applying for early admissions.
It's an option that's great for some students, but not all.
Guidance counselor Lisa Micele tells Here & Now's Robin Young that "early decision," in which a student applies to only one school, where acceptance is binding, isn't the best option for students who want to shop around for the best financial aid package.
Micele says "early action," which is not binding, is a great option for students who've polished their applications by now and are ready to send them off.
By Lisa Micele
Have you done your college research and constructed a quality application to apply early? These applications take time. Essays, recommendations and standardized testing may be required. The early round is not for everyone. Think about your personal needs, fit, academic profile and family circumstances. Reach out to admissions professionals and your high school counselor for assistance. And, as in all parts of this process, read directions closely and follow them!
This segment aired on November 12, 2014.