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Friday, November 01, 2013

Early Action Deadline Day!

Happy Deadine Day! To those who are still putting the finishing touches on applications, please submit early. So many colleges have November 1 deadlines that the Common App servers (and help team) are apt to be extremely busy tonight. Do not wait until 11:59 PM.

There are three things you should double check to make sure your application is coming to us as an Early Action application.

1. Check that you designated that you are a first year student. Even if you have a boatload of AP, IB, or Dual-Enrollment classes, you're applying for a first year if you didn't finish high school and then get 24 college credits after your high school diploma was granted.

2. Make sure you selected Fall 2014 as a term. If you did #1 properly, the only option you had was to apply for the Fall of 2014, but it's worth mentioning.

3. Verify that you selected the Early Action plan. You'd be surprised by how many students call us after we release EA decisions wondering why they didn't get a decision. Inevitably, they indicated that they were applying under Regular Decision, so we didn't touch their file during the EA review.

You can double check all of this on the very first screen of the section of your application dedicated to UVa's application questions.

I'm the "Dean of the Day" today, so I'm going to spend much of the day giving information sessions and talking to visitors. Please understand that my response to comments might be a little delayed!

Good luck, EA students!

Happy Deadline Day!