3.8/169 strong(?) softs, VERY late applications

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franklinlincoln
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3.8/169 strong(?) softs, VERY late applications

Postby franklinlincoln » Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:31 pm

I registered a 3.8 at a top-40 private school and the aforementioned score.

My softs, I think, are strong.

My (1/30-2/2 complete) list includes:
Duke
IU-Bloomington
Columbia
UCLA
Georgia
Notre Dame
NYU
Emory

Past week includes:
William & Mary
UNC
Vanderbilt
Virginia

I'd appreciate any insight on my chances because of the lateness of the applications.
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Re: 3.8/169 strong(?) softs, VERY late applications

Postby BigFatPanda » Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:36 pm

Applying early is overrated. However, applying early to get scholarship is not. You may just have to pay sticker price if school's scholarship fund runs out. Other than that, you're looking good.

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Re: 3.8/169 strong(?) softs, VERY late applications

Postby waitingforanswers » Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:43 pm

BigFatPanda wrote:Applying early is overrated. However, applying early to get scholarship is not. You may just have to pay sticker price if school's scholarship fund runs out. Other than that, you're looking good.


This is false.

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Re: 3.8/169 strong(?) softs, VERY late applications

Postby showNprove » Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:44 pm

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Re: 3.8/169 strong(?) softs, VERY late applications

Postby franklinlincoln » Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:47 pm

showNprove wrote:Edit: You should seriously consider applying to Michigan and Penn.


Thanks for the feedback. I have, in fact, applied to Penn. So I take it UNC is considerably more difficult out of state?

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Re: 3.8/169 strong(?) softs, VERY late applications

Postby parker09 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:57 am

waitingforanswers wrote:
BigFatPanda wrote:Applying early is overrated. However, applying early to get scholarship is not. You may just have to pay sticker price if school's scholarship fund runs out. Other than that, you're looking good.


This is false.


Agree. Applying early is absolutely helpful (except in certain cases, maybe, like Yale). I'm reading about people who applied Dec/Jan and are now getting WL'ed or rejected from schools I got into in November.

Anyway, all this naysaying isn't helping you out any, though :) so I'll try to be a little more useful:
I have those exact stats, unremarkable softs (as in, I have some, but they're not anything crazy), and out of your list of schools that I've applied to, so far I've gotten into Duke, Columbia (I know, total surprise), and Vandy; waitlisted at Penn and UVA; and ignored by UCLA or NYU. I think you're fine for Vandy and possibly Duke, if you showed interest (wrote a Why Duke or in any other way tried to convince them about your genuine interest in their school).




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