As you narrow down your list of colleges, don’t miss out on the perks of applying early to your top schools. The admission team at St. Edward’s shares some great reasons to take advantage of our Dec. 1 application deadline.
1. TEST SCORES ARE NOT REQUIRED
Since we are not requiring students to submit test scores as part of the admission application, there are fewer steps to the process to coordinate.
2. RECEIVE A QUICK DECISION
When you apply early to St. Edward’s, you can expect a speedy decision. We provide rolling admission, which means we process applications as we receive them. You’ll know whether or not St. Edward's is one of your options within a few weeks of submitting your application. (This timing may vary for some applicants.)
3. GET TOP CONSIDERATION FOR SCHOLARSHIPS
If you’ve received a “merit” scholarship, we’ll notify you at the time of acceptance. This lets you see how your merit award will contribute to the cost of attendance. And, you can complete the FAFSA earlier than ever, too. In short, an early application followed by an early FAFSA gives you a clear financial picture earlier in the year. Almost all FAFSA filers are awarded additional grant money and our merit scholarships award up to $26,000 annually. Don't miss out on this important part of the process!
4. ENJOY PEACE OF MIND
Take the stress off your college search. Get your application in early, and you’ll have one less thing to worry about during the holidays and the rest of your senior year!
5. SAVE MONEY
Apply to St. Edward’s by Dec. 1, and we’ll waive the $50 application fee. If you’re applying to multiple colleges, these fees can add up quickly and become expensive. Apply early, and keep money in your pocket.
BONUS: FREE UP YOUR TIME
Once you know you've been admitted early, you have more time to do other things to get ready for college, like planning a campus visit. Or if you've already been to St. Edward's, coming back for a second look. Visiting campus as an admitted student gives you a different perspective and can really help you imagine yourself here.