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5 Reasons High School Students Should Consider Applying Early Action

  • It's that time of year again: college application season! This is an important time in high school senior's lives - and there are lots of decisions to be made. One decision that should be easy? Deciding to apply early action to Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS).

    There lots of reasons to consider becoming an early bird and applying early action. Here are five of them:

    1. Gain a competitive edge

    We are proud to offer health sciences degree programs that prepare students for meaningful and successful careers. In fact, according the U.S. Department of Education, we produce the #1 earners in New England, and our students rank among the top earners in the nation. That means that our programs are in high demand and competitive. Apply early action and gain a competitive edge during the admission process.

    2. Enjoy priority consideration for merit-based scholarships.

    We offer a number of ways to make an MCPHS education a reality. Each year, we award more than $20 million in institutional dollars through merit scholarships and need-based grant programs to eligible students, and more than 90 percent of our students receive some sort of financial assistance. When you apply for admission, you will be automatically reviewed for merit-based scholarship eligibility, which are awarded to students who meet clearly defined criteria. By applying early action, you will receive priority consideration for all of our merit-based scholarships.

    3. Find out your decision earlier.

    Can't wait to find out your decision? By applying by our Early Action 1 deadline on November 1 or our Early Action 2 deadline on December 1, you will receive your decision in mid-January, giving you plenty of time to visit campus, make a decision - and maybe even brag a little bit.

    4. More time to enjoy your senior year.

    There is so much to enjoy during your senior year in high school, and by applying early action, you can put the deadlines and applications behind you, and spend more time doing the things you love. You will know that your decision is just around the corner!

    5. Get invited to exclusive events, just for early action accepted students.

    One of the perks that early action accepted students enjoy? If accepted early action, you will receive an exclusive invitation to one of our Accepted Students Days, where you will be welcomed to campus by faculty, staff, and current students.

    Ready to take the next step? Now is the perfect time to apply.