Early Decision vs Early Action

This detailed infographic will explain the differences between ED and EA


Applying to college involves making many decisions.

You will need to decide which colleges to apply to, which majors to select, and when to apply.

Almost every college applicant will need to decide whether they should apply Early Decision, Early Action, or just Regular Decision. In order to make informed decisions, you need to fully understand the pros and cons of Early Decision and Early Action. So, we created a detailed infographic to help you with just that!

Download our infographic to learn the exact differences between Early Decision and Early Action!

Janet is the former Director of Admissions and Operations for the Haas Undergraduate Business Program at UC Berkeley. She has spent 20+ years in admissions, student services and undergraduate advising.