Thanks for your advice so far. I posted in the FAQ, but maybe you guys would be better able to respond to my question. My issue is with regard to LOCIs. Is it appropriate to send an LOCI after you've been deferred (in December) by a school you applied to Early Decision but haven't received a final decision yet? I thought it seemed like a good idea, but then I read (http://www.annaivey.com/iveyfiles/2012/ ... _waitlists
) that it's not appropriate to send in a LOCI if you've been held (is there a difference between deferred and held by the way?) and it's before April and "Stand-alone LOCIs don't become appropriate until after April". Is this true?
Also, if a stand-alone LOCI is not a good idea at this time, would it make a difference (i.e. make it acceptable to send a LOCI) if I include a section on "Why X?" in an LOCI if I didn't include a "Why X?" essay in my initial ED application? Or does the fact that I applied ED make a LOCI redundant (does the fact that I applied ED make it already obvious I'm strongly interested)?
Thanks for your help!