Elon University saw an increase in both early decision and early action applications from 2020. Vice President for Enrollment Greg Zaiser wrote in a statement to Elon News Network that the increase in these applications can be attributed to the return of families visiting campus in-person. 

The early decision and early action applications closed Nov. 1. Early decision applications -- an application which is a binding agreement that indicates a student will enroll at Elon if accepted, withdraw applications from all other colleges and submit a non refundable deposit to Elon -- increased by over 21% in 2021; Early action applications, which allow students to be alerted earlier on their application status, increased by about 3%.

Zaiser wrote that he is “really pleased” with the growth in applications this year.