Reach vs. Safety

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tipler4213
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Reach vs. Safety

Postby tipler4213 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:45 am

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kittenmittons
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Re: Reach vs. Safety

Postby kittenmittons » Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:47 am

As a function of LSP, I would say:

reach = weak consider, deny
target/wheelhouse = consider/strong consider
safety = admits

There is no normative rule for how many you should apply to. I would say apply three-ish safeties and as many reaches and targets as you can imo. You have nothing to lose.

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HOLLYWOOD MARINE
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Re: Reach vs. Safety

Postby HOLLYWOOD MARINE » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:46 am

Except for a few hundred in app fees...

tipler4213
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Re: Reach vs. Safety

Postby tipler4213 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:50 am

haha good point.

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Re: Reach vs. Safety

Postby reebtoor » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:57 am

After I started receiving acceptances, I realized I applied to way too many schools. If I could do it over, I would have only applied to safeties that I would really like to attend, or that would give me $$$. The same really goes for the others (except the $$$). I regret spending so much time and money on applications for schools I really never would have attended. My top choices in each category are still my top choices, and now the only ones that really matter.

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Re: Reach vs. Safety

Postby MURPH » Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:50 pm

Don't forget to ask every school for a fee waiver before you apply.




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