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Hey guys!! I'm a student about to enter my first year of IB and I was wondering how the application process to US Universities work? When do we have to do what? Does a discrepancy between predicted and final grade matter? and how do receive conditional or unconditional offers?

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Each US university manages its own admission process and deadlines. There is Early Decision, Early Action, and Regular Decision. ED and EA are due around August-October, while Regular is due December-January. Generally you have to have all forms, essay responses, grades and references ready by a certain deadline, and SAT/ACT tests ready by up to a month or so after this deadline. I suggest submit application at least 2 weeks before the deadline to avoid lack of space and being placed on wait-list. 

Applicants with solid academic history will likely receive unconditional offers. Applicants who receive such offers do not have to meet any expectations for final grades. Sometimes students from a high school rarely applying to the university will get conditional offers regardless, as the university may be unsure if the grades are inflated. 

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Sorry just as a follow up question. Is there really any downside to Early decision/ early actions? Meaning I could shamelessly ED to an Ivy League and get rejected without much consequence other than being rejected. They won't blacklist me or look down upon me if I apply again right?

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22 hours ago, dongle238 said:

Sorry just as a follow up question. Is there really any downside to Early decision/ early actions? Meaning I could shamelessly ED to an Ivy League and get rejected without much consequence other than being rejected. They won't blacklist me or look down upon me if I apply again right?

It costs about $100 to apply to a school and it's not like chances go up dramatically in Regular. I do not know if schools blacklist you or anything like that. 

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