@ neuroscience1234: You're going to do well. At this point, it's really more about maintaining a positive attitude about the test than anything else. I'm rooting for you!
@ Harambee: Hi! Didn't think you'd still be posting. How's Stanford treating you so far?! (just as a note, I was one of the 2015 SCEA'ers, so I know Harambee's true identity, as well as the identities of most of the regular posters on last year's thread :P)
@ neuroscience1234: No, unfortunately I'm not at Stanford (yet). I'm also a 2016 applicant with the rest of you guys - I graduated from high school last year but am on a gap year (for more reasons than just re-applying... my parents would probably have made me take a year off anyway because they had valid concerns about my health - that was one of the other reasons). But last year the 2015 SCEA'ers also made a Facebook group (which I was briefly in) - so I know the names of every regular poster. Granted, they also know who I am...
neuroscience1234, I took the ACT today too. The science section was a nightmare for me, personally. I'm not even sure I'll apply early anymore since we don't have another chance for a retake before SCEA deadline.
@Dreamonforever- STORY OF MY LIFE!!! I'm not so sure about early action anymore either. However, I love Stanford so much that I don't want to do regular decision. I will make the final decision on September 26th (when ACT scores come out). I hope that when they evaluate me, they will look past my ACT scores. If my scores are mediocre, I will painfully do regular decision and take another try of the ACT.
I'm studying really hard for my SAT IIs, so hopefully a score of 750+ Math level 2 will let them be like "oh, so she doesn't suck at math THAT much" haha
Sorry I've been holding this whole ACT/early action conflict in my chest the whole day so I'm rambling on and on right now.
Anyway, @dreamonforever, don't give up. a Stanford representative said that "we evaluate more on what you have achieved during 4 years of high school rather than 4 hours of a Saturday morning".
I know! I feel the exact same. It would kill me if I had to do regular decision, because I don't think I can stay sane for that many months waiting for decisions to be released. I know that Stanford's website says that Sept. ACT test date is the last we can take, but I'm hoping that we can take the October's test and self report the scores when they come to us(which I'm guessing will be a few days after the first of november). And then they can just get the official report 2 weeks later.
Haha! Good Luck on SAT II's! I'm sure you'll do great. Plus, the curve for Math 2 is very generous.
Omg, same here! I've just been kind of depressed all day. I desperately want to apply early since Stanford is my first choice, but as of right now I'm not sure that's going to happen.
So why are you guys applying early action to Stanford? Junior year I felt so confident that Stanford was my top choice, but after my college trip on the east coast, I'm starting to feel unsure as to where I want to apply EA/ED. I mean, the school is great and everything, but I have lived in SoCal my whole life, so I want to get out and see the world.
Edit: @cheng: I believe you can apply early to a public school in your home state.
Yes @cheng81894- You can apply to a public school early action. However, you can always email them to confirm. They are surprisingly quick in replying back.
@Rush10- I'm applying early because It's my top choice. However, I live in the East coast and my family is not rich enough to just buy me a plane ticket to California to visit Stanford.
One thing i like about applying early, is that if you get in, you are done with the application process. If you get rejected, then in regular decision round you won't put all your energy into Stanford because it's your number 1 choice. You get to use that energy on college #2.
@dreamonforever- the thought of waiting until April to find out kills me! I will retake the ACT in October. Of course, I'll still send them my September ACT scores. In case of rejection, I will use my October ACT scores for the other colleges.