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-- if -- college bound looking for a spot in the class of 2017.
You better check your mail -- this week.
Early admission decisions have gone out from colleges and universities all across the country.
Here -- -- on how to handle an early admission letter rejection deferral is cac Cohen founder and CEO of -- wise.
-- welcome back the show great to have you here.
So how and why are so many kids applying so early what's going on.
-- they understand that the regular decision -- -- pool is is just filled with students from both US and abroad.
Applying it's much more competitive in the regular pool so if they can get their stuff in early they've done their research they've finished their testing.
They're gonna apply early because their chances of getting -- are slightly higher in early round slightly higher that you're telling me that your numbers show that more and more kids are trying to do is give us an idea of the trend.
Yes well actually become an -- hasn't yet tracked the number of students who applied early RA let's -- come -- -- explain what that is so the -- that is accepted by 488.
Colleges nationwide and file one application and -- a bunch of schools instead of having to do a different one for every school yes although you have supplements to fill out but what we've we've actually caught contacted individual colleges.
And what we've seen is just huge numbers on in this early rounds -- for example Boston University.
There early -- up 40%.
University of Virginia and University of Chicago -- apps are up 19%.
Northwestern Miami University you know higher are reporting record numbers until everything I noticed -- -- all public schools with very good reputations is that why they're seeing such big increases to because these are.
Really great schools.
Well well in both public and private schools are seeing an increase in Anbar and we're seeing also more kids are being deferred it as well because they're trying to figure out.
-- classes so it's kind of -- a predictor of what's gonna happen -- -- decision so let's get to that advice here if you applied early in your deferred what should you do.
Well if it's still a top -- school for your first choice you wanna write them a letter let them know what you've been doing both in an out of the classroom since -- applied and new test scores.
And you can also I have a senior year teacher write another letter of recommendation on -- how so keep plugging away.
If -- -- What do you do well you're not be denied it's normal to -- disappointed but you don't wanna feel married to only one school hopefully you've done your research right.
You have a list of at least ten other schools that are good -- schools reaches targets are likely is and you're working on those applications now before those -- the decision deadline.
And if -- and I mean you might think hey now -- coast for the rest of the US ambassador but you say Nowak.
No you don't wanna get senior -- right now colleges can rescind their admissions decisions so you do have to work hard the rest of the year.
And also I tell kids be careful about bragging both in school -- -- face but.
There's a lot of kids who maybe didn't get in early and you know they're dealing with -- -- emotions about the process -- schools decide that -- do admit early what are the standards and how are they different.
Well a lot of school try to cap -- at about 30% of their incoming freshman class.
But we've seen schools admit as much as 40% or even higher than that of their incoming freshman class.
In the early round which is why it's so competitive.
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