New front in college admissions: Nudging students to decide early

January 8, 2019

Some colleges and universities have started asking students who have applied through the regular admissions process to try a binding option that would boost their chances and help the schools lock in acceptances.

Tulane University, Colorado College, Lehigh University and a handful of others now reach out to students who have submitted an application but haven’t yet received a decision, asking them to commit to their school early if the application is successful. At some schools, the first early-decision round typically closes in November, and the second in January.

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