Hold on...by this statement ("Applicants caught applying to other schools in the early admissions period are automatically rejected by the admissions committee") if one applies ED they must wait until they get a response from that school until they apply to others?!? I think this is contradictory to accepted behavior. Most schools say that if acceted one must withdraw apps from other already applied to schools.
I thought that statement is referring to applying to multiple schools early decision. You can still apply early action or early for normal admissions before you hear from the school. But only one school for early decision.