Decision Time

Applications to SCU are on the rise, and especially when it comes to “early action” and “early decision.”

Decision Time
New admission dean Eva Blanco Masias M.A. ’11. Photo by Joanne Lee

The new dean of undergraduate admission at SCU is being greeted with a record number of applicants—more than 16,000 for fall 2016.

But while Eva Blanco Masias M.A. ’11 is new to her post, she’s no stranger to campus and the avalanche of applicants. Since 2003, Masias has helped guide the work of the enrollment management team and shape incoming classes.

Trending: More students are applying “early action” and “early decision.” What’s that mean?

“Certainly early decision, because it’s a binding decision, signals to us that there are more students both interested and decisive,” says the dean. “They’re 100 percent certain they want to be here.”

More and more applicants to SCU are using the Early Action and Early Decision programs. Why? Their advance interest and commitment to the University means a greater chance of admission. Early Action allows prospective students to get an admission decision before the end of December. The program is now in its fourth year.

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