Early acceptance is a tactic that some students should take advantage of.
It can work really well for students who are strongly interested in getting into one specific college.
If you’re willing to go along with early acceptance, your odds of getting accepted are greater than if you wait for the regular enrollment period.
Early acceptance means that a university will accept you, but that if they accept you, you are agreeing to actually enroll there. If they accept you, you can’t go enroll at some other university.
If this is your top school, then early acceptance can be a pretty great deal.
However, it also means that you will be enrolling there without knowing anything about their financial aid package and how much you will actually have to pay.
If your strategy is to apply to different schools and shop around based on tuition and final costs, then early acceptance might not be your best route.