Non-binding Early Action (EA) programs come in a few different flavors:
Single Choice: You may not apply to an early program at any other private college/university. You can apply to any public institution with non-binding admission policy, but you are restricted from applying to other private universities’ Early Action and Early Decision programs.
Restrictive: A student applying Restrictive Early Action may apply to other Early Action programs, but may not apply to binding Early Decision (ED) programs.
Open: You can apply to any other colleges or universities.
Top Colleges with Single Choice Early Action:
- Harvard University
- Princeton University
- Stanford University
- Yale University
Top Colleges with Restrictive Early Action:
- University of Notre Dame
Top Colleges with Open Early Action:
- Boston College
- Case Western Reserve University
- Emerson College
- Northeastern University
- Tulane University
- The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill