Wording Of Early Action Policy Not Misleading

To the editors:

Re: “Harvard is Still Right,” editorial, Oct. 2.

I applaud Harvard’s decision to end its Early Action (EA) program. However, today’s editorial repeats the canard that “EA programs are often incorrectly understood to be binding contracts that lock students into attending their institution of choice, should they be accepted.” Really—if you’re not smart enough to understand that an Early Action program isn’t binding, you’re not going to stand much of a chance of being accepted by a university like Harvard, let alone succeed there. The distinction between Early Action and Early Decision is just not rocket science.


Mexico, D.F.

October 2, 2006