Digitally Signing Early Decision Contracts

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What Is Early Decision (ED)?

Early decision (ED) is a binding agreement, where the student indicates that upon acceptance they will attend that particular college. Students may only apply to one school using this process. Because it is a binding agreement, the institution requires signatures from the student, the student's family, and a school counselor.



How Do I initiate an ED Contract?

ED Contracts can be initiated from the My Colleges list.

  1. A college must first be added as an early decision application, but moving or adding the college to the Applying List and selecting Early Decision as the application type
  1. From the Manage Documents and Applications menu, the ED Agreement will now be available to sign



How Do I Complete an ED Contract When Requested?

When a student indicates that they are applying ED to a school, the Dashboard will show that a new Early Decision Contract Signature is required



  1. By Clicking on the number of needed Early Decision Contracts in the Dashboard
  2. Click student's name for whom you would like to complete the contract (you will be taken to that student's Manage Documents Page)
  3. Scroll down to the Early Decision contract and click Sign Agreement to complete
  4. A timestamp will indicate the time the Signature was added

Can I Decline An ED Contract Signature Request?

Yes, you may. Choose Decline instead of Sign Agreement to Decline an ED request. You will be prompted to give a reason for declining.

I Declined an ED Contract Request By Mistake, What Do I Do?

Don't worry, simply mark the application as No Longer Applying and start the process from the beginning.

Can I Upload a PDF Instead of Completing the Contract Digitally?

Yes, you may, a PDF version of the ED contract can be found here: Downloadable ED contract

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