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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 
  • Caltech
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Emerson College
  • MIT
  • Northeastern University
  • Tulane University
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Brad Jackson commented

Actually there are a few schools like Boston College and Notre Dame that have a hybrid which allows other EA programs but no ED I applications.  Here is what BC says on their web page-

 

Understanding our Early Action Policy

 A student applying Early Action to Boston College may apply to other Early Action programs.

› A student applying to a binding Early Decision II program may apply Early Action to Boston College. 

 A student applying to a binding Early Decision program may not apply Early Action to Boston College.

 The Early Action review process is more selective than Regular Decision.

Brad


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