It's good to see more schools joining the ranks for those of us who have dropped early decision. Florida just announced the change yesterday, but it doesn't seem to have been picked up by many national media outlets. Of course Inside Higher Ed has the story.
The chain seemed to break in September. That’s when the University of Virginia said it planned to end its binding early decision program – an announcement that followed just weeks after similar pledges at Harvard and Princeton Universities. The move was followed by months of quiet, until now.They're keeping their November deadline and will notify students of admission decisions in mid-February. I actually like the timing...notification is early enough that students wouldn't be forced to apply for aid at other schools if Florida was their first choice college. I think they're on to something.