HyeMart wrote:if you have a small chance at RD, dont bother with ED. it only shows your didn't do your research to see that their ED is more competitive. so i'd say it hurts, backwater
I think you are just overanalyzing it. Admissions Committees handle thousands of applications. Yes, it is easy to assume that if you are concerned about only your applications. My point is simply relax. It was unnecessary for you to come back to the person's question with "DEF HURT." This is at best baseless conjecture.
EDIT: While it is certainly not the way I would play my cards, it is speculation all the same that it could somehow be so negatively impactful.
I think your an idiot, but relax you probably don't know better.
if you apply ED and you don't get in (which is a certainty with those numbers), they only have the options of denying or waitlisting you.
if you applied RD, they can accept, deny, or waitlist you.
you apply ED with those numbers, you only chance in is waitlist-in. Appy Rd now and if you are going to be accepted, itd be sooner, and they're more money available.