Early decision programs can be very advantageous to applicants, depending on their profile and situation.This is because Early decision (ED) programs are usually binding. 'Binding' means that the applicant promises from the start that they will attend the school if their application is accepted.Applicants who are admitted under the Early Decision program cannot initiate new applications and must withdraw their applications from all pending universities.Also, keep in mind that you are not allowed to apply to two universities for Early Decision Hence students who are sure of the schools they want to go to, and whose junior year grades, extracurricular activities, etc., are strong enough to secure admission, can benefit from early admissions. However, the most appealing aspect of early admissions programs is that colleges and universitiess -tend to admit a significantly higher percentage of the early applicant pool than they do of the normal applicant pool – thus, there is the possibility that your chances of being accepted as an early admissions candidate are better than they would be as a regular applicant. In recent years, as many as 40% of freshmen at Ivy League schools have been early admissions applicants. Most schools have a deadline of November 15 for Early Decision applicants.