Traynor Brah wrote:
I mean, it may be the case that ED exists to give a tiny statistical bump to folks who are willing to bind themselves to matriculating. If that's the prevailing logic behind the ED program, maybe
the people who applied April 15 are incrementally more attractive than the people who apply on May 15 (maybe the people who waited until closer to the deadline going back and forth and may be more prone to trying to back out of the commitment?) I don't know.
Congrats on finishing finals, though!
My two cents: if there isn't some serious need to be in Chicago, considering how small the ED bump is supposed to be, if it exists at all (and really everything I've heard is the latter), I would err on the side of having flexibility and just submitting it early without EDing. If you have stats to be seriously considered at U of C you're going to get in at one of NYU or Columbia. ( <- that said this might not be objective advice b/c I really want to be accepted ED to UoC
Thank you. And yeah, why would I be listening to you as an existing ED applicant?
It's more an issue of risk mitigation. I don't have a serious need to be in Chicago. It's just that it's one of maybe 4 schools I'd consider transferring to, and my grades are good enough now - I just don't know if I want to skip what's probably my best chance at a top 5 school in case my grades aren't so hot this semester (even if it doesn't give a bump for ED vs. regular, they do only use your first semester grades), or even if I want to transfer at all. Now I can think about it with no finals left.