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Maybe it's because I stayed up late watching the latest installment of the James Bond franchise last night (slow in parts, but still amazing), but I'm in a certain mood this AM.
Here are some thoughts & links for this year's crop of applicants:
- IT IS HARDER THAN YOU THINK TO GET INTO THE MOST SELECTIVE SCHOOLS. If you have to ask your chances, you probably are overestimating them. If you need FA, your chances are even lower for most schools. If you are an Asian girl, your chances are also lower (I was told this by an AO...Asian girls represent one of the most overqualified segments of the app pool, simply too many good candidates.)
- THE SEARCH TOOL IS YOUR FRIEND. There are a bunch of new threads started recently which indicate to me that the poster has not used the search tool. Keep in mind that, for the most part, the questions you have as an applicant have probably been asked by previous generations of applicants...so take a second to look your question up. Use the "Advanced" option and focus on the BS subforum.