Good luck in October. I think you have an outside shot at GULC and Cornell with your current numbers. I personally wouldnt ED though, because I wouldnt be down for sticker at either. Decent shot at Vandy/USC. You are certainly looking at decent money from UMN/WUSTL/GW/Emory and other T30s.... if you dont mind staying in the region, they arent bad options
Ehh not so much, trying to get into NYC like all the other special snowflakes (NJ resident), so the T30s you mentioned and Vandy/USC wouldn't really work. Cornell would be really nice, though sticker there is brutal (some support from parents is highly likely though).
If I plan on re-taking in October, it'd be stupid to send out any applications in September, right? I figure even if I explained to schools I would have a new score, they aren't going to consider me until they see that. Is the difference between applying September 1st vs. day after October score release pretty much negligible?
(and yes, thread jacked)