At many college you increase your chance of acceptance if you apply early action. Although the amount of admission advantage is not as great as with early decision, there are many colleges where there is a substantial increase.
And, with early action, you have no commitment to the college. Not sure if this is your first choice college? Fine, wait until April. Want to compare financial aid awards? No problem.
To get this advantage, all you have to do is submit your application a little earlier than it would normally be due. As I said, what’s not to like.