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megasplitter - ED to Chicago?
« on: October 19, 2009, 09:53:51 PM »
I was directed here after getting a few responses from my TLS thread.

172/168 2.71 (strong upward grade trend, solid gpa addendum) AA male. Failed @ T14 last cycle with a 168 2.31 and late January complete dates (will be sending out apps by Oct  23 this cycle). Also, I was WL at some of the schools before withdrawing to reapply.

Chicago (ED?)
Penn
Michigan
UVA
Duke
Cornell

GULC
Texas
Vandy
BU
WashU
BC

Illinois
Notre Dame
IU-Bloomington

I didn't apply to the bolded schools above last cycle.

Chicago is far and away my top choice, but I don't want to waste my ED shot at a school that would auto-reject me. I've spoken with some 1Ls and 2Ls at Chicago and they said I should go ahead and ED. The BLSA president met with the Dean of Admissions and some other administration officials and this cycle they are going to try and get a lot more URMs, supposedly. Any advice is greatly appreciated!!

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Re: megasplitter - ED to Chicago?
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2009, 10:15:04 PM »
If you're dead set on Chicago, do ED.  Otherwise, apply broadly.

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Re: megasplitter - ED to Chicago?
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2009, 11:55:19 PM »
But do I have a realistic shot?

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Re: megasplitter - ED to Chicago?
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2009, 06:11:40 AM »
I'd say so.

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Re: megasplitter - ED to Chicago?
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2009, 11:33:44 AM »
What are my chances at the rest of the T14s I'm applying to if I apply regular decision? Most notably, MVP.

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Re: megasplitter - ED to Chicago?
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2009, 10:06:38 PM »
You're too big of a splitter to accurately predict.  You'll get into some t14 schools.  Which ones is anyone's guess.

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Re: megasplitter - ED to Chicago?
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2009, 12:52:41 AM »
You're too big of a splitter to accurately predict.  You'll get into some t14 schools.  Which ones is anyone's guess.

You were right. Accepted to UVA this morning. ;D

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Re: megasplitter - ED to Chicago?
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2009, 06:11:58 AM »
Congrats.  Did you do Chicago ED?

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Re: megasplitter - ED to Chicago?
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2009, 01:16:03 AM »
Congrats.  Did you do Chicago ED?

I did, we'll see how it goes.

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Re: megasplitter - ED to Chicago?
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2009, 08:07:11 PM »
UVA offer you any money?  If it did, I'm not sure that it's worth risking just for Chicago.