Submit ED app, wait on the others?

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williammmc
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Submit ED app, wait on the others?

Postby williammmc » Tue Sep 28, 2010 4:30 pm

If applying early decision on Oct.1, should I wait on the decision before submitting other applications?

If I do this, will it hurt my chances with the six schools to which I am not applying ED?

Please advise if you have a grasp on rolling admissions processes.

Thank you

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bk1
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Re: Submit ED app, wait on the others?

Postby bk1 » Tue Sep 28, 2010 4:33 pm

Though it depends on the school, you likely won't get the ED decision until December.

If your other apps are ready go ahead and submit them considering that applying in December is a bit late.

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Re: Submit ED app, wait on the others?

Postby dissonance1848 » Tue Sep 28, 2010 4:34 pm

Apply to everything along with ED. Waiting will hurt, since ED decisions can take a month or more to decide (save for UVA's super fast 15 day ED turnaround). If you ED and get in, then you need to withdraw, and the other schools will prob WL or reject you for YP. Otherwise, you may not get in ED, but get in elsewhere RD.

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Re: Submit ED app, wait on the others?

Postby 2014 » Tue Sep 28, 2010 4:48 pm

If it is a school that guarantees a turnaround like UVA then I would wait and potentially save a lot of money in app fees. If they don't guarantee a turnaround then certainly you should submit elsewhere or else you run the risk of getting blanked on acceptances to schools you want to go to.

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Re: Submit ED app, wait on the others?

Postby Mike12188 » Tue Sep 28, 2010 4:58 pm

I applied ED to Penn, sent in apps to UVA, Cornell, and will send in GTown Friday. I did not apply to any safeties, and only will if I get dinged from Penn

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Re: Submit ED app, wait on the others?

Postby The Gentleman » Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:05 pm

I'm considering an ED at Penn depending on how the Oct LSAT goes. Mind sharing your numbers via PM?

EDIT: This is for Mike ^

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Re: Submit ED app, wait on the others?

Postby Mike12188 » Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:09 pm

pm'd

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Re: Submit ED app, wait on the others?

Postby adampres » Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:19 pm

If you apply ED to one school and get rejected, can you amend a previously submitted application to another school and make it ED, provided you meet the deadline?

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Re: Submit ED app, wait on the others?

Postby bk1 » Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:20 pm

adampres wrote:If you apply ED to one school and get rejected, can you amend a previously submitted application to another school and make it ED, provided you meet the deadline?


Generally yes. Read the ED contracts for both schools and/or contact their admissions offices to verify.




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