M.M. wrote:mrizza wrote:scottyc66 wrote:Doesn't it kind of make sense that they'll have plenty of scholarship money left over late in the cycle if they don't properly adjust for the massive decrease in test takers, most likely resulting in a massive decrease in applications. I really doubt schools will make the full adjustment and will find themselves trying harder to get people they normally would simply take or leave.
I agree it will be better this year than other years. But not applying until March will still mean they've given away a substantial amount of their aid packages already, so it will absolutely be worse than if he was applying early january. It might still be worth it though, that's why we're saying he should apply and see how it goes.
So basically Im fucked no matter what?
Unless I guess I somehow miraculously get accepted to a reach school that late in the cycle ?
You're probably not looking too hot at reach schools for this cycle unless you get mid-high 170s in Feb. You'll be competing with people who will have been on the wait list since mid-November, so you might have to be well above median for them to accept you over those people.
So study your butt off and hopefully you'll get a really awesome score in Feb. If not, there's always next cycle.
ETA: I think I mentioned this earlier, but you can also apply now, get on some wait lists, and use your Feb score to get off the wait lists.