Admission Options

Non-Restrictive Application Plans


Students submit an application by a specific date and receive a decision in a clearly stated period of time.

Institutions review applications as they are submitted and render decisions throughout the admission window.

Students apply early and receive a decision well before the institution’s regular response date.

Restrictive Application Plans

BINDING. Students make a commitment to a first-choice institution where, if admitted, they must enroll. The application and decision deadline occur early.

Students apply and receive a decision early. They may be restricted from applying ED, EA, or REA to other institutions. 

If offered enrollment, they have until May 1 to confirm.

This resource, created from information gathered from the COMMON DATA SET,  can be used to help inform your decisions:

Early Decision and Regular Decision Acceptance Rates (August 2022)