arstech wrote:That's rational. I guess I just don't see what information you'd convey to them that wouldn't be more appropriately placed in your personal statement.
I see your point in a way. I guess my main reservation was that I'm applying from a T3 school. I want him, and everyone else there, to know that I REALLY want this opportunity and that I can contribute to the SLS community. I want them to know how I fit into the SLS puzzle.
If I was transferring from T14, then I think it might be a lost effort and your point is very valid. However, trying to transfer from my LS (which doesn't have a person on record transferring to SLS) is a huge jump. I just had to give it my all. I did, and we'll see where the acceptances fall.