danielr wrote:But seriously, let's keep it positive when it comes to the topic of admissions/scholarships. Everything else is fair game (halo effect guy).
It's not even about keeping it positive, either. Jay sought our advice here and got some hard answers. At the same time, it is definitely NOT outside the realm of possibility that he'll end up in St. Louis in the fall because it sounds like he has an interesting back story and he does bring diversity to the table, which WUSTL demonstrably likes. Plus, once you get below their 25th percentile, it doesn't really matter to their stats how far below you are. If someone is that willing to bare themselves to a group of internet strangers, his chances at admission aren't really in play for jokes.