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Retarded for applying to too many schools out of reach...
« on: December 10, 2004, 10:40:14 AM »
Does anyone else feel really retarded for applying to entirely too many schools that are out of their reach?  I mean, I don't really care because I do just want to know if by some freak chance I could get in somewhere out of my range...but I feel a little silly looking at everyone else's stats and comparing them to how mine so do not measure up.  Oh well.  Here's to the silly people.

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Re: Retarded for applying to too many schools out of reach...
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2004, 10:45:09 AM »
I might feel retarded for applying to too many schools in general, but hey, I figure its better to be safe than sorry.


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Re: Retarded for applying to too many schools out of reach...
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2004, 10:47:57 AM »
I'm with you. Especially when people all around you are hearing back from schools you applied to. I figure at least one day I won't have that nagging "What if..." following me around. It still sucks b/c now I feel it's too late to apply other places and I don't know where I would anyway!

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Re: Retarded for applying to too many schools out of reach...
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2004, 10:49:49 AM »
Yeah, I'm kind of wondering why I bothered with HYS. But you can't win if you don't play, right? It's just money.

Re: Retarded for applying to too many schools out of reach...
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2004, 10:52:41 AM »
So what if you did, you already got accepted to one of the schools that you wanted. So you're set. It will be interesting for you to see what happens with the rest of the schools. Good Luck.

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Re: Retarded for applying to too many schools out of reach...
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2004, 10:59:31 AM »
If you have the free money, why not.  Probably better odds than if you spent the money on lotto tickets.

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Re: Retarded for applying to too many schools out of reach...
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2004, 11:12:47 AM »
And who's going to be laughing when by some random fluke of nature one of us gets into a super reach?  Then it would be so worth it.  And if that doesn't happen (which it probably won't) then I'll know that I won't to the best school I possibly could.

Re: Retarded for applying to too many schools out of reach...
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2004, 11:16:09 AM »
I asked this before. The general consensus was to go for it.  So I applied to Michigan and UVA (still working on Duke) even though I only have like 10-20% chance of getting in.  I think you should apply to ten schools where you have a 10% chance of getting in (it should work out in theory, right?) note: I know it doesn't work like that.  No need to point that out to me.

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Re: Retarded for applying to too many schools out of reach...
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2004, 11:17:36 AM »
My last post should say..."that I WENT to the best school I possibly could"

...see I knew I was retarded...proofreading, who needs it?

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Re: Retarded for applying to too many schools out of reach...
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2004, 11:21:01 AM »
I asked this before. The general consensus was to go for it.  So I applied to Michigan and UVA (still working on Duke) even though I only have like 10-20% chance of getting in.  I think you should apply to ten schools where you have a 10% chance of getting in (it should work out in theory, right?) note: I know it doesn't work like that.  No need to point that out to me.

It doesn't work like that.  ;)

Anyway, there's no harm in just giving it a shot, you never know what could happen, and the odds of success are probably still better than taking that app money to Vegas where you could potentially blow it in an hour or two.