Students get a well-deserved sense of accomplishment every time they complete a college application. Hitting the "SEND" button marks the end of question completion, proof reading, essay uploading, paying a fee and wondering what some of the questions meant or if an essay was good enough or whether waiting until regular decision would have been a better choice. Hitting SEND means the student can move on...to the next application for admission or scholarships.
Too many students procrastinate when it comes to college applications. Waiting does not make a better college application unless a student works on it for an extended period of time. Waiting until regular decision sometimes means scrambling to put something together the day it is due. That something will not reflect their best work. Doing the work early, even if the student will wait to hit the SEND button until later, is more likely to produce a winning college application.