I just want to put in a good word here for DiscoSwat and similar programs (http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/...86-post76.html
) at other LACs. For example, these programs can be one of the best ways to demonstrate interest and increase acceptance chances for an otherwise-overrepresented Asian applicant.
I applied to DiscoSwat last year and was not actually accepted, but nonetheless accepted to Swarthmore through EDII. And I made two friends from another LAC's fall visit program who went to DiscoSwat together and will also be attending Swat.