Ok. I want to apply to UChicago, but my chances of getting in are slim, mostly because of my low GPA.
I'll be taking 3 SAT IIs in November. I know UChicago doesn't require subject tests, but I assume that having them is better than not having them, especially for people in my position (i.e. having to prove that they can perform well academically).
However, I'd like to apply EA. Why? Because as UChicago starts to perform better at the popularity contest that is the US News & World Report, more and more competitive students hoping to get into Harvard/Hogwarts/Stanford start to apply to UChicago as well, and I really want to believe that most of these people apply RD, after they've been deferred from Princeton or some such.
Is my logic sound, or am I missing something?
And, more importantly, should I apply EA without SAT IIs or should I wait until I have them and apply together with the bulk of the Ivy League hopefuls? Which would be less detrimental to my (woeful) chances?