I applied as a Regular applicant last year, and I was rejected. My high school counselor and my school teachers have been really helpful in finding the reason why I was rejected. We discovered that there was a big discrepancy between my actual grades and that which was reported on the transcript that was sent in last year with my school forms. I also had low SAT Scores.
So, I am considering re-applying SCEA this year or applying to Princeton. I will be sitting for the ACT in October. Also, my school counselor said he will make mention of the grade error in his recommendation.
What are my chances of getting accepted?
I checked Princeton admission page, Princeton University | Standardized Testing, I can actually sit for the SAT II in November and have it sent directly to Princeton.
If I do apply to Yale through the SCEA, what are my chances of getting in?
Just letting the OP know, Yale explicitly told me that they do NOT keep an electronic version of the original file. They don't store applicants' files. AND they said that reapplying does not put you at a disadvantage. Everyone on here seems to be relying on andisson's story for everything. I'm sure there have been people rejected/waitlisted one year and accepted the next. It won't hurt to reapply.
^We're not relying on that single anecdotal story for everything. The most important part of the application, your transcript, changes with the addition of one semester of senior year grades after a gap year. Senioritis is real and that is usually not your best performance. Of course there are exceptions and gap year applicants can get in on a second try but this is far tougher than admissions on your first time around. Your initial rejection shows that something did not spark with the admissions committee and your efforts elsewhere make a whole lot more sense. Although your admissions rate is zero if you don't reapply, it does "hurt" me to essentially waste both my money and my time.