Simply put, early admission should always be considered as part of your college plan.
Why? Because early action and early decision programs can be tremendously useful in helping a competitive candidate enhance admission odds. By submitting your application early, you'll hear back earlier and in most instances improve your chances for admission. Better yet, if you're accepted early, you'll be able to avoid the cost and effort of applying to schools of lower interest on your list.
In this three part series, we'll explore the fundamentals, when/how to take advantage of them, and where early admission is offered. Read on for Part I.