applelover wrote:I would take attend any of those schools, if they awarded me a scholarship, over HLS.
I'm not sure why I'm anxiously awaiting decisions from PV. I think it's because I applied and I won't feel validated as an applicant until I get a response. Also, a full ride at Penn or UVA does sound pretty awesome.
Not speaking for Specs, but I think that for a lot of people it's also a pride/esteem thing, in addition to the scholarships. People don't like being rejected from things, especially type-A's who want to control their own destiny, etc.
Okay, so basically it's a combination of money matters and validation. And here I thought if I get a JS2 I'd withdraw from everywhere and chill until the fall.
The-Specs wrote:For me it is three fold:
1. Everyone likes to be wanted/praised. Getting accepted is like someone picking you first for their team, it feels good.
2. Pride, not getting in hurts even with great options. Also, last year the best school I got into was Notre Dame and that was off the waitlist. This is a redemption year for me in a lot of ways.
3. Application Triage: Getting into some schools helps me to get a better idea of how well rounded my application is and what my chances are at schools like Stanford and Yale. There were some slight variations throughout my applications and how one school responds could tip me off to how others may respond.
Great question. HTH
Ah, that makes sense. I would have asked in the C/O 2017 page but I didn't want to invade that space hehe.