College Planning & Financial Aid

In the college application process, what does Early Action mean?

"Early Action" means that a student who is accepted at a university has until the regular admission deadline (usually by May 1st) to decide whether or not to attend. This is different from "Early Decision", where a student declares a first-choice college and requests that the college decide on his or her acceptance early in the application process (November - January). If accepted, the student agrees to enroll. It is a legally binding agreement between the student and the college.

Need Professional Help?

If you need help with "College Planning & Financial Aid" or have other tax questions, we can help you find a local licensed tax preparer for a free, no-obligation consultation.