早期決定學校

早期決定學校 (Early Decision):美國 ED大學完整清單

你很確定自己想去哪裡上大學,並且希望可以盡快完成申請跟收到錄取通知嗎?如果你採取早期決定(ED),那麼你有機會在12年級最後一個寒假就完成所有事情。

除了正規的申請與截止日期外,美國有一些大學提供早期決定學校申請,在接下來的內容中我們都會幫你整理好。


早期決定 (Early Decision) 學校是什麼意思?

早期決定(Early Decision,簡稱ED)指的是一種有約束力的申請政策,每位學生只能申請一所 ED 大學,並且申請的同時要簽署一份聲明,同意被錄取後得無條件就讀該所大學。

ED 最常見的截止日期多在 11 月 15 日以前,之後會在 12 月中前就收到錄取結果。換句話說,你有機會比別人更早被大學錄取,不需要提心吊膽等到四五月。

申請 ED 的好處是大學可以知道你對學校很感興趣,而且被錄取後一定會去就讀,因此錄取率會比常規申請高一些。但是這種政策最大的缺點就是:無論學校提供哪一種經濟補助,你都要確認自己可以負擔學費或經濟上的壓力。

另外,學生可能還會在申請時看到有些大學提供 ED-I 跟 ED-II,這兩種方式最大的差異在於截止日期。ED-I 通常會在 11月中以前截止,但 ED-II 則會在 1 月截止,對於一些想重新參加 SAT/ACT 考試的學生來說,這是一個不錯的方式。


早期決定 (Early Decision) 學校的完整清單

以下是美國早期決定學校的完整列表,我們用州別與字母順序做排列。如果你正在尋找頂尖大學,布朗、康奈爾、賓大、波士頓大學、波士頓學院、紐約大學等都包含在列表中,學生可以利用 Ctrl + F 快速搜尋大學。如果學校名稱後面有打*好者,表示有提供 ED-I 跟 ED-II。

另外,下表中所有的學校都可以透過 Ivy-Way 免費填表神器進行申請,如果對這些學校有興趣的話,歡迎多加利用:

州別ED學校列表
AlabamaBirmingham-Southern College
CaliforniaClaremont McKenna College*
Harvey Mudd College*
Loyola Marymount University
Occidental College*
Pitzer College*
Pomona College*
Santa Clara University*
Scripps College*
University of San Francisco
ColoradoColorado College*
ConnecticutConnecticut College*
Fairfield University*
Quinnipiac University
Sacred Heart University
Trinity College*
University of New Haven
Wesleyan University*
District of ColumbiaAmerican University*
Catholic University of America*
George Washington University*
FloridaFlagler College
Florida Southern College
Rollins College*
University of Miami*
GeorgiaAgnes Scott College
Emory University*
Spelman College
IllinoisAugustana College
Lake Forest College*
Moody Bible Institute
Northwestern University
University of Chicago*
IndianaDePauw University
Saint Mary’s College
Wabash College
IowaGrinnell College*
KentuckyCentre College
LouisianaTulane University*
MaineBates College*
Bowdoin College*
Colby College*
College of the Atlantic*
MarylandJohns Hopkins University*
Maryland Institute College of Art
McDaniel College*
Salisbury University
Washington College
MassachusettsAmherst College
Babson College*
Boston College*
Bentley University*
Boston University*
Brandeis University*
Clark University*
College of the Holy Cross*
Merrimack College
Mount Holyoke College*
Northeastern University*
Smith College*
Springfield College*
Stonehill College*
Tufts University*
Wellesley College*
Wheaton College*
Williams College
MichiganHillsdale College
Kalamazoo College*
MinnesotaCarleton College*
Hamline University
Macalester College*
St. Olaf College*
MissouriCox College (Nursing Program Only)
Washington University in St. Louis*
NebraskaNebraska Wesleyan University (Medical or Dental School Only)
New HampshireDartmouth College
New JerseyThe College of New Jersey*
Drew University*
Ramapo College of New Jersey
Stevens Institute of Technology*
New YorkAlbany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Bard College
Barnard College
Clarkson University
Colgate University*
Columbia University
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
Cornell University
Fordham University
Hamilton College*
Hartwick College
Hobart and William Smith Colleges*
Ithaca College
Jewish Theological Seminary*
Manhattan College
Marist College*
Nazareth College
New York University*
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute*
Rochester Institute of Technology*
Sarah Lawrence College*
Siena College
Skidmore College*
St. John Fisher College
St. Lawrence University
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
SUNY Geneseo*
SUNY Maritime College
Syracuse University
Union College*
University of Rochester
Vassar College*
Webb Institute
Wells College
North CarolinaDavidson College*
Duke University
Elon University
High Point University*
Meredith College
Wake Forest University*
Warren Wilson College
OhioCase Western Reserve University*
College of Wooster*
Denison University*
Kenyon College*
Miami University
Oberlin College and Conservatory*
Ohio Wesleyan University
Wittenberg University
OregonLewis & Clark College
Reed College*
PennsylvaniaAllegheny College*
Bryn Mawr College*
Bucknell University*
Carnegie Mellon University*
Dickinson College*
Drexel University
Duquesne University (School of Law Only)
Franklin & Marshall College*
Gettysburg College*
Grove City College*
Haverford College*
Juniata College
Lafayette College*
Lehigh University*
Lycoming College
Muhlenberg College*
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Susquehanna University
Swarthmore College*
University of Pennsylvania
Ursinus College*
Washington & Jefferson College
Rhode IslandBrown University
Bryant University*
Providence College*
Rhode Island School of Design
South CarolinaFurman University*
Wofford College
TennesseeRhodes College*
Sewanee: University of the South*
Vanderbilt University*
TexasAustin College
Rice University
Southern Methodist University*
Texas Christian University
Trinity University*
VermontBennington College*
Champlain College
Middlebury College*
VirginiaChristopher Newport University
College of William and Mary*
Hampden-Sydney College
Hollins University
Lynchburg College
Roanoke College
University of Richmond*
University of Virginia
Virginia Military Institute
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)
Washington and Lee University*
WashingtonUniversity of Puget Sound
Whitman College*
WisconsinBeloit College
Lawrence University

我應該申請提前決定 (Early Decision) 嗎?

了解有哪些大學提供 ED 之後,最重要的問題就是:我應該申請這些學校嗎?

你可以試著問自己下面這 3 個問題:

  • 你對這間學校是否有做過研究?(包括申請條件、學費、科系等)
  • 你是否參觀過校園?(無論是實體還是線上)
  • 你有充分的理由想上這所學校嗎?你有這樣的感覺不是一時,而是已經持續一段時間?

如果你對以上這3個問題的答案都是肯定的,那麼看起來你對這所學校心意已決;相反的,如果你有任何不確定,或者是還在猶豫該不該讀這所學校,那麼 ED 可能就不是你的首選。

其中一個重點是因為,一旦你被這所 ED 學校錄取,不論學校提供什麼樣的經濟補助,你都不能反悔。也就是說,如果錄取後才發現學校沒有提供全額學費補助,你還是得硬著頭皮去報到。

除此之外,由於 ED 的截止日期比一般申請早很多,請確保你已經完成 SAT/ACT 考試、推薦信、大學作文和填寫申請表後再申請喔!


總結

如你所見,有很多大學都有提供 ED 政策,當中也包含不少頂尖名校跟常春藤盟校。

基本上,如果你已經準備好大學申請的所有文件,也確定要申請哪一所大學,我們建議你直接申請 ED,這同時也是學校傾向的方式。

如果你不確定自己要不要申請早期決定,也歡迎花些時間與 Ivy-Way 的輔導顧問溝通,我們會協助你做出一個對自己最好的選擇。


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