Ok, I have a question. Do I need to apply more safties?
I applied a little more than a week ago to HSCCNMVPDNC + UT-Austin and UCLA. I applied to Berk + USC around 3 weeks ago. I basically de facto EDed to Berkeley, told them I would withdraw everywhere else and enroll if I got in.
I'm starting to get really skeptical about my chances because of all the crazy shit that seems to be happening (see Mich and Berk threads). Could I strike out at H through Duke or am I just being very skeptical/nervous? FWIW I applied PT to Duke and I'm expecting to hear back within the next few days.
Time to shoot apps to GULC, Vandy, and WUSTL? The thing is, I'd probably go to USC over those three and everyone's telling me I'm auto-admit there. I'd also definitely prefer UCLA to GULC and Cornell, but I think I'm going to get WLed.
If you are going to apply to GULC, Vandy and WUSTL just because you think you will be dinged at every single one of the schools you have already applied to, don't do it. You will end up getting into one of them.
Although you're right about this cycle being crazy. I've got a 3.5/171 and am getting absolutely creamed.