Originally Posted by laodicean
By the way, 45 Percenter, usually I agree with you, but in the case of extending an application deadline, I know of many people (both freshman this year and incoming freshman) that applied to Penn early solely because they were able to given the extended deadline (and not because of inclement weather).
Seriously? You think that a significant
number of applicants, after months to ponder and decide whether they'd apply early decision, suddenly
decided at the last minute to apply ED to Penn simply because they were given an extra 5 days? Maybe that's what some people have told you, but I find it hard to believe that more than a handful of applicants would decide at the last minute to apply early decision just because they were suddenly given an extra 5 days at the very end of the process. Especially given that there were around 4500 ED applicants for each of the previous two years, and well over 3500 ED applicants for the several years before that.
But hey, that's just the way I
And of course, virtually all of Penn's peers also
extended their early deadlines, so it would have been kind of silly for Penn not to have done the same.