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What is Early Decision?
Early Decision (ED) enables you to apply early and get an admission decision well in advance of the Regular Decision (RD) notification timeframe, which is typically in March. Syracuse University’s deadline for ED applications is November 15. You’ll know by January 1, 2015 whether you’ve been accepted. Apply now.
Why Early Decision?
- Your application will stand out
The University appreciates and recognizes your commitment to the institution. There is a much smaller pool of applications for Early Decision compared to Regular Decision.
- Greater chance to be admitted
The admit rate is higher for Early Decision. You have the opportunity to list a second and third choice of college/program on your application and you are guaranteed to be reviewed for your second and third choice.
- Full consideration for financial aid
All Early Decision applicants receive the same consideration for financial aid and merit scholarships as Regular Decision applicants. Should you be admitted, you’ll receive your financial aid award in January.
- You’ll have a decision by January 1
Get the application process out of the way and enjoy the rest of your senior year! Save on application fees – if you’re admitted you don’t have to submit applications to other schools.
- Preference for residential Learning Communities
Every year more freshmen request to live in a Learning Community. Acceptance into a Learning Community is on a first-come, first-served basis. Early Decision students have early access to the housing application.
Early Decision is binding, but only if you’re admitted to your first choice of college/program. If you’re admitted to your second or third choice, you’ll have until May 1 to reply to the offer of admission.
Early Decision Agreement