testmachine45 wrote:Why only use if EDing? I want to create the binding aspect to correct yield protection. No one will want to get burned by me because they will have to take a chance on me.
If the binding statement is in an effort to curb yield protection, then it may be of some use (although there are lots of different ways to word it). However, I'm still not sure you completely understand the concept of ED from the school's perspective. You
CAN'T create a binding aspect to your application. The school does this by allowing students to apply ED. If you don't apply ED, all the school has to go on is "your word" which means next to nothing. They have ED for a reason. So if it is a reach school you are applying to and telling them you will attend no matter what, it really doesn't mean anything to the school that you said that. I'm pretty sure they can't do anything about it if you decide to attend elsewhere, other than have some really sour grapes. If you applied ED, though, and they accept you, then you HAVE to attend.
jacko wrote:I posted earlier in this thread about basically writing in an addendum that if admitted I would give my word to attend Michigan because I can't apply ED due to the summer start requirement. Does anybody think that this would make any difference or would they ignore it?
Ignore it. See above.