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Competing for wealthy students, colleges increasingly admit them early

Oct 31, 2023
For the educational institution, the practice increases certainty around admissions. Critics say it undermines fairness.
Rachel Aveni applied early to New York University, hoping to gain an edge in getting into her dream school.
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Early decision college process faces DOJ scrutiny

Apr 16, 2018
Early admission can give students an edge and colleges some welcome certainty.
A   video  screenshot of Rylee Hickman, a high school senior in St. Petersburg, Florida, awaiting an early decision message from Cornell University.
Screenshot by Donna Tam/Marketplace