« on: August 24, 2007, 12:54:01 PM »
I have a 3.12/174, and am thinking about applying ED to GW in order to try for the scholarship. I imagine they tighten down the admissions requirements for ED applicants, but from what I read, they've been pretty kind to splitters recently.
I had initially planned to apply to 3 t14 schools (Penn, Cornell, and UVA), with Penn being my top choice. I'd love to go there, but I realize any of those three is a stretch. GW, then, is probably fourth on my list overall, followed by WM, Pitt, and a few safeties. I suppose my question, then, is whether the chance of getting in at any of the three reach schools outweighs the (greater) chance of getting a full ride to GW.
What do you guys think? If I did get into Penn or one of the others, i'd have to pay - but then again, the chances of getting in aren't great anyway. Should I apply to GW early decision and the rest regular, or just apply regular decision to all of the schools on my list?