Almost every school offering an early decision has a higher acceptance rate during this period than the regular admission time. Some acceptance rates are nearly 40% higher in the event of an early decision, according to US News statistics. Brown said he and Waggoner had talked about adding an early decision, and when Waggoner left last year, they continued to commit to that goal with their respective departments because they said they thought it was time to launch this action. “The early decision is where students identified TCU as their first choice,” Brown said. “And if they are accepted, they will say to the TCU, “I`ll be there.” The early decision is an expedited university application process that normally makes a student aware of the university`s admission decision before the second semester of his senior year, said Dean of Admission Ray Brown. Early action and early decision-making times are both 1 November, but the early decision response period is 1 December, a full month before the early intervention period. TCU has an early action for many years. The difference between the two is an early decision requires a contract signed by the student, tutor and counselor that, if accepted, they will visit the university and withdraw all applications from other universities. Early decision-making is also referred to as a binding decision. If you wish to be reviewed early on the basis of transcripts during your junior year, you must have a postmark on your application by November 1. You must take the SAT or ACT by November. Non-binding communication by 1 January. Increasingly, universities are trying to gauge a student`s interest in his or her university.
One of the best ways to show a university that your desire to participate is real is to apply at one of the first cycles – it`s not necessarily an early decision to show interest. Brown said the main reason TCU makes an early decision is to determine who among the large number of applicants is really interested in college. According to the College Board, there are about 450 schools in the United States that offer early decisions or early action plans. “We wanted to put aside the rivalry of schools and inform students about the early decision-making process, because it would be in the best interests of the students,” Waggoner said. “I think the opportunity to make an early decision is a great idea,” said Sarah Lonvick, Senior Political Science Major. “Some students have put their hearts into a particular school and know what they want to do sooner than others.” Junior Policy Major Derek Boykins said that if TCU had proposed an early decision, if he had applied, he would have a better chance of doing so. It is the early bird that will have the worm. This well-known proverb asks the question: do you really want the worm? Finally, there is a good time (intervention, retirement) and then there are bad early (work, redundancy costs). When it comes to university admissions, I ask again: do you really want the worm? For some people, another proverb answers this question. Better a sparrow in hand than a pigeon on the roof. In other words, some may choose to make an early decision and may be admitted to other universities to support the process.
At TCU, we reject this idea. Students should only apply the early decision if they know in their hearts that we are the best thing for them. Otherwise, they will apply to one of our other application deadlines to keep all your options open. This decision was announced by the university last month and will be implemented during the fall semester.