Thom Fotenberg, WalletHub Credit Card Analyst
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Yes, the American Eagle Store Card will do a hard pull. You will need a credit score of at least 640 to get it, which is on par with what most store cards require.
There is no way to pre-qualify for the American Eagle Store Card. A hard pull usually causes an applicant's credit score to drop by 5-10 points. Most people’s scores bounce back within 3-6 months with responsible credit management, but it can take up to 12 months. You can learn more about how to minimize the credit score damage here.
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