« on: July 14, 2009, 11:18:23 PM »
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PSU is fine and will serve you well. The only real problem is the price. And Joe Pa.
I wouldn't put visiting a campus on par with the personal statement, but it can work as a soft. You might meet admissions people and even if it's not a formal interview, you are still putting yourself out there and many do make notes on their files. And as Lindbergh says, it shows you are serious about the school and have thoroughly checked it out.
I think the best thing about visits is that while not a formal interview, it can act as an informal interview, and if you "connect" with an adcom, that will obviously put you ahead of everyone else with comparable numbers.
Obviously, after your visit, you should write and e-mail to reinforce any positive connections.
Agreed- a stronger app later is better than a weaker one earlier
Some schools are more likely than others to admit splitters (I've also heard these schools referred to as "splitters").
I think I might, but my debate is higher score vs early apps.
I guess you gotta go with higher score and have everything submitted before Dec. scores come out.
they can be uploaded along with your personal statement, addendum, etc.