Beercules wrote:Anyone have any insight into ED, why it's being done, and what kind of boost it could have? I'm right at both medians as of now. Retook last Saturday, feeling pretty good about it. But if my stats remain the same, would it be wise to ED? Cornell is my top choice, cost not a factor.
I don't think there is a significant advantage between applying ED and just having and early application in for Cornell. But it's non-binding(still correct?) so you might as well.
No, there's a new binding ED option this cycle. No telling what effect it will have.
And if it's your top choice and cost is not a factor at all then yeah, I guess it makes sense to ED. You should be sure that's really what you want though.
It's probably being done because Cornell doesn't want its numbers to slide any more. Yield didn't seem too good last cycle either. At least a few people who were willing to pay sticker at first ended up getting off the WL at schools they didn't think they could get into. If we had ED last cycle, iMisto would be here right now.
Part of the reason may be to lock down most of the people willing to pay sticker so they don't have to find replacements at the last minute again. Just my speculation.