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: