joemoviebuff wrote:Early Decision:
Students who fall below Virginia Law’s medians can increase their chances of admission by applying Early Decision. Trujillo says:
If we are going to “reach” for someone, it will often be through the early decision process. Virginia is, for some applicants, truly their dream school and they apply early decision. If I can make that person’s dream a reality, I will strive to do so.
If you fall into this category and are worried about obtaining scholarship money, have no fear. Applying ED does not affect an applicant’s merit scholarship prospects. In fact, Trujillo states:
I treat the ED applicants the same as if they applied regular decision. If I did not, word would spread pretty quickly and I’d expect far fewer ED applicants the following year. Some who apply ED and receive scholarship assistance are quite shocked. For example, I gave $20,000+ scholarships to two ED applicants and they were quite surprised.
Yes, there is scholarship money for some people who ED, because if they never gave money to people who went ED Trujillo would be most likely correct about that prediction. Does that mean you have the same chance at getting scholarship money if you went ED as opposed to regular decision? Ummmmmm no.