Early Decision 2

From http://www.examiner.com/article/colleges-with-early-decision-2-what-does-it-mean-and-how-will-it-affect-you

Colleges with early decision 2: What does it mean and how will it affect you?

December 17, 20127:33 PM MST

Here’s how it works:

1) Most schools invite students to submit either the Regular Decision application or the Early Decision 2 application on the same day.

2) Many savvy applicants most likely applied to schools Early Decision 1 and those who received a rejection use the second round as a back-up.

3) In order the push the odds in their favor, students rejected during first round Early Decision at one school will apply Early Decision 2 at their second choice college. On the other hand, some students simply missed deadlines for Early Decision 1 or had no desire to participate. This group in its entirety now competes for the spots remaning at colleges.

4) Whether the Regular Decision and Early Decision 2 applications share the same deadline or spread about a week apart, the admissions staff tackles the Early Decision 2 pile first. Their goal: accept as many qualified applicants as possible because the EARLY DECISION 2 STUDENTS COMMIT TO ATTENDING THE COLLEGE. This greatly impacts their yields. The more « sure thing » students that colleges can admit the better.

5) With an unknown number of available spots in the class (most likely the number of spaces equal the number of over-qualified candidates who applied to the school as a back-up or safety), the admissions staff then turns to the Regular Decision stack of applications. Strategically speaking, it’s safe to assert that most students do not want to lumped into this large group contending for even fewer spots than what was available to them before the college admissions process even started.

Know the Facts

Ultimately each student must make the decisions that best serve his/her needs. No on should feel pressure to commit to a college simply so that they can gain admission. After all, whenever a students attends a college for which they have no interest it inevitably leads to disaster. However, know the facts and how the process works when making decisions over the next few weeks. It could change the course of a student’s college path.


Bates College

Bennington College

Bowdoin College

Brandeis University

Bryant University

Bryn Mawr College

Bucknell University

Carleton College

Carnegie Mellon University

Champlain College

Claremont McKenna College

Colby College

Colgate University

College of the Atlantic

College of Wooster

Colorado College

Connecticut College

Cornell College (IA)

Davidson College

Denison University

Dickinson College

Drew University

Elmira College

Emory University

Franklin and Marshall College

George Washington University

Gettysburg College

Goucher College

Grinnell College

Hamilton College

Hampshire College

Harvey Mudd College

Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Juniata College

Kenyon College

Lafayette College

Lehigh University

List College, The Jewish Theological Seminary

Macalester College

Middlebury College

Mount Holyoke College

New York University

Oberlin College

Occidental College

Pomona College

Reed College

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rhodes College

Rollins College

Saint Olaf College

Sarah Lawrence College

Scripps College

Sewanee The University of the South

Skidmore College

Smith College

St. Lawrence University

St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Stevens Institute of Technology

Swarthmore College

The George Washington University

Trinity College

Tufts University

Union College

University of Puget Sound

University of Richmond

University of Rochester

Vanderbilt University

Vassar College

Washington and Lee University

Wesleyan University

Wheaton College

Whitman College

Brown and UPenn Visit Report

Screen Shot 2014-09-26 at 08.13.26 Screen Shot 2014-09-26 at 11.20.50

Brown University, Rhode Island

Distinctives – arts and academic equal interests – focus on undergrads – liberal medical program –

  • 7th oldest uni, est. 1776. Ivy League. Location – Providence, Rhode Island – between Boston and New York. On hill – East side. Residntial college. Advantages of city without distraction.
  • The « Ocean » state – sailing etc.
  • Classes – 6.4k undergrads, 1.6k grads. 17 or fewer students in many classes.
  • Campus – archaeological digs !
  • Open curriculum – 1st year – core curriculum (typical liberal arts approach). All are chosen courses, however. Active understanding and learning – genuine interest encouraged.
  • 4 courses each semester. 2K courses offered each year ! A lot of variety.
  • Guidance is given during the choosing process. End of 2nd year you dcclare a Major. 80 pre-set « concentrations ». 25 % of students « double-concentrate » – doable.
  • Advisors provided for whatever you choose to do – e.g. Sport, thesis etc – Enable you to do what you wish to.
  • Faculty know that students keen to learn. Focus is on the undergraduates.
  • Research is happening in all disciplines.
  • Rhode Island School of Design – can take courses there. Ie Dual Degree Program – 5 year program.
  • Liberal Medical Education – non-accelerated – know they want to be doctors but want to do other things as well – not just hot-housed biomed choices…
  • Division 1 athletic program. 4Th largest in country. New swimming facility.
  • 350 student groups.
  • Study abroad – anywhere allowed. You can create your own programme.
  • Required residence on campus 1st 3 years. 9 dining halls. Loads of restaurants in Providence. Art museums.
  • V international presence.
  • SATs – holistic admissions.
  • Need-blind and all scholarships are need-based. Not just tuition fees – all costs included.
  • 4 year courses

University of Pennsylvania – Philadelphia

Maxine Mendoza

  • Urban school. 5Th largest city in US. Balance of campus and city.
  • Founded 1740 by Benjamin Franklin – his ideas continue to shape the spirit of the uni.
  • His philosophy – focus on one core academic field. But also flexibility – interdisciplinarity. 1St US ambassador to France
  • Founded 1st hospital in the US.
  • « Great end of all learning is service to society » Learning with a purpose !
  • Wide range of backgrounds welcome.
  • For international students, commitment to support.
  • 111 different countries represented.
  • West Philadelphia – v accessible and walkable. No need for public transport – everything on campus. Good sense of community. Over the river and you will be in downtown Philadelphia.
  • 10k undergrads, same number grads.
  • Regular access to faculty members.
  • 11 different college houses. Freshmen arrive 1 week before other students. You can practise languages on corridors in the houses.
  • 4 undergrad schools – College Arts Sciences, Business, Engineering, Nursing. Not separate campuses – but majority of your courses taken within these schools. Majority enter Coll Art Sci. Majors in sciences, humanities, interdisciplinary courses such as Bio-Neuroscience. PPE department.
  • 1.6k combinations ! 70 % of classes have fewer than 25 students.
  • Business – Economics, Applied Econ
  • Lots of interdisciplinarity possible
  • Possible to do 2 undergrad school at same time.
  • Primarily a research university. You can get involved! 4 hospitals on campus.
  • Lifelong access to Penn career services. 93 % of grads employed or in grad school within 6 months after graduation.
  • SATs – seek to view through cultural lens


  • Assessment of applications – holistic.

Study Florida

Screen Shot 2014-09-02 at 15.32.56

See http://www.studyflorida.org/


Email from this organisation –


We are writing today to introduce you to StudyFlorida, a new and growing educational consortium of institutions of higher education in Florida. OACAC was our official launch and we are pleased to begin sharing with you the opportunities available for educational study in this beautiful state.

You may know Florida as a premier vacation destination, but we also want you to know there is more to our State than relaxation. Florida is the home of nationally and internationally recognized institutions of higher learning and cutting-edge technology. Our location gives us ideal access to provide opportunities in business and management, biological and marine sciences, engineering and aeronautics, and art and design. Small liberal arts colleges of 700 students to research universities of more than 20,000, there are endless opportunities for students interested in pursuing their passions in our State. Looking beyond the sand and sun, we’re sure you’ll be as excited about the opportunities for higher education as we are.

Florida continues to be a prime destination for international students as they consider their educational options in the United States. The StudyFlorida consortium was created to help students, families, counselors and colleges and universities connect. We are a not-for-profit professional association comprised of public and private, two-year and four-year, regionally accredited, non-profit educational institutions in the state of Florida. Our primary purpose is to connect international students with educational opportunities in the State of Florida. With the diversity of educational opportunities in this beautiful state, students will find the right climate for their educational and personal pursuits, right here in paradise.

Connect with us! Our members are eager to connect with students and counselors to introduce them to opportunities in Florida. Information about the consortium and our member institutions can be found on our website.

We look forward to working with you and your students. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions.

On behalf of the StudyFlorida Board,

April Crabtree
Associate Director of Admission/Coordinator of International Admission, Eckerd College
Chair of the Board, StudyFlorida

StudyFlorida Board of Directors:
Eckerd College, April Crabtree
Florida Institute of Technology, Stacey Reeder
Santa Fe College, Dan Rodkin
St. Petersburg College, Ramona Kirsch
Stetson University, Rebecca Hansen
University of South Florida, Brooke Cutler
University of Tampa, Jaini Chhaya