Ragged wrote:mst wrote:If people are EDing becuase they truly love the school and not because their numbers/softs aren't good enough to get them in regardless, then they are underachievers in the sense that they are making stupid decisions for absolutely no reason, considering this equates to basically giving up scholarship offers at comparable schools for absolutely no reason.
If they are dumb enough to do that just for the sake of saying "Hey I like you but there's no reason to point this out because my numbers are on par anyways", there is absolutely no way I would want them to be my attorney... So for their sake, I hope you're wrong.
I agree with the rest.
Having said that last cycle I had competative numbers, no Why Xs and got WL at all of the MVP. Not sure if it was YP or or not since my numbers were not CCN. I think its kinda pretentious for a school not to admit someone on account of not expressing special interest in them. What makes them think they are so special?
Wow this freaks me out. I only wrote a Why X for Michigan because I was led to believe they care a great deal about it. I agree that it is ridiculous for schools to play this YP game and demand that you express interest. Obviously if you have applied, and especially if you had no fee waiver, then you are interested in the school. It is really unreasonable. It would be nice if yield rates were not reported and this bullshit could be avoided.
Ragged, do you mind if I ask what your #s were and where you ended up? (PM me if you'd like)
I'd really, really love to go to Michigan or Penn.