ChampagnePapi wrote:Are there a bunch of ED'ers with hidden profiles on LSN? The pool looks incredibly weak (no offense to anyone here).
Well no decisions have come out yet so they're still taking the time review them it seems.
I just think it's probably a small pool of people who have the credentials to get in ED (171/172 +, 3.5/3.6+) and also are sure they really wanna go to NU. Especially in a down year (apps have fallen another 24% so far this year). So most people who apply for it probably are doing it for the money and have no chance.
As I stated before in the thread, while I think overall it's probably a good idea on their part (I bet they keep it at least another year to see how a few cycles worth of data compare) it does make things more complicated. I'm a strong splitter, probably the type they would have accepted ED in years past before the scholarship. I applied ED anyway, but now have to convince them I'm really only interested in the school and the money is only a side benefit. It obfuscates the signaling mechanism of an ED app somewhat.
That said, I did not make my app as ED on LSN- I will after the cycle- so maybe others are also doing the same.