Sourrudedude wrote:Mike and Karen,
I just read Karen's above post about softs that could supersede higher numbers. Something that I haven't seen talked about is how much bad softs/a lack of god softs could work against an applicant's numbers. Essentially, what would be examples of people with >75th numbers not getting in to schools?
P.S. I'm new to this thread so anyone can feel free to shoot me down if this has been asked before.
If you are above both 75ths you are in a really good way (unfortunately not quite in a "God" way) at almost every school. Only the very top schools will have the applicant volume on the high end to care if you grow 100% of our food intake in your own garden or if you built a sailboat out of empty milk cartons. BUT C&F issues, particularly systemic trends that are recent, could easily keep someone out at schools that are not willing to sell their souls. Similarly, if you lie on your application and it becomes obvious you could auto-ding yourself. Finally, a sloppy application could take you from admit to WL, because it shows lack of care and/or judgement.
Softs come into consideration tremendously for splitters, those on WL, or those slightly under both medians, fyi.
I'll let Karen add from her perch way up there if I missed anything.