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It’s Almost November 1st! Are You Ready for Early Applications?

With October officially underway, we’re only a little over three weeks away from our first application deadlines for those who wish to apply early to Babson College and be part of the class of 2019! For those of you seeking to apply early, are you ready?!

Here’s a few things to consider as we get closer to our November 1st deadline for applications:

1) Here’s a quick refresher on Early Action versus Early Decision: Early action is the non-binding application to Babson, meaning you may apply and receive a decision earlier, but you are not obligated to commit if you are accepted. Early Decision on the other hand is binding, so make sure you’re completely committed before submitting your application.

2) There are many benefits to applying early besides the fact that you get to find out whether you’ve been accepted a few months earlier than regular decision. Most importantly, early applications allow you to relax and refocus on your senior year of high school as you await your decisions to arrive in the mail. You’ve spent the last few months (or longer) focusing solely on your college search, writing essays, gathering recommendations, navigating the Common App, sitting through interviews, and doing a few final campus visits. Coming from a student who applied early action – trust me when I say it will feel like a huge weight has been lifted off of your shoulders if you can get your application out of the way sooner.

So, if you’re planning on applying early to Babson College, continue working to wrap up your essays and gather your application information so you are ready for that November 1st deadline. However, the most important thing to consider is to submit the application you feel most comfortable with! If you are not ready to apply early, don’t stress! We encourage you to apply when you feel your application is most complete including having essays and scores that you are confident submitting. Whether this is early or regular, choose the application that is best for you. As always, if you have any questions please reach out to myself or any of the counselors in the admission office who will be glad to help you. Good luck!