padthai wrote:It would have to only be for RD, right? ED people are guaranteed a decision by the end of December and a lot of fall grades don't get released til after.
Well, not necessarily. I believe I've heard of ED candidates who will get a fall grades request, and I think given the option to remain considered early decision at that point. So kind of like "if you want we'll still bound you to the contract but we'll still give you a boost." I remember talking to someone from my school who ED'd a few years ago saying he was called and asked to explain a D he got. I don't remember the exact circumstances, but I wonder if he meant that the admissions readers called him, or just the admissions staff asking him to submit an addendum. The first seems very intimidating.