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likely letter and application


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  • xoxojjjxoxojjj Registered User Posts: 32 Junior Member
    Thanks riverrunner. That's exactly what I wanted to know-- How to handle EA, ED Ivies with RD IVY!
  • 3xboys3xboys Registered User Posts: 319 Member
    Our S solved the Common App problem by applying RD to multiple Ivies - all which were recruiting him heavily - and telling the coach at his #1 school that as soon as his LL arrived, he would switch the app to ED. Worked like a charm.
  • xoxojjjxoxojjj Registered User Posts: 32 Junior Member
    3xboys. Can you tell me little bit about that?
    So, you apply to ED and EA schools as RD?
    I don't know a lot about application process. I thought, if you submit application to those ED school now, it will become ED application. No? What makes your RD and ED application different in those ED schools?
  • wilberry228wilberry228 Registered User Posts: 396 Member

    If I understand the 3xboys post correctly, the initial applications were all RD - once one was changed to ED I would assume all the others would be nullified.

    I didn't realize Common App had the feature to switch application types, that makes things interesting, doesn't it?
  • Runners2Runners2 Registered User Posts: 308 Member
    Our S also made a switch from RD to ED, but not on the common app. The coach told him that if he notified admissions, they could make that switch and they did. It was actually a little after the ED deadline, but before they began reviewing the ED applications.
  • riverrunnerriverrunner Registered User Posts: 2,715 Senior Member
    The EA/ED deadline is also a little soft for recruited athletes: if you need to make a visit to an Ivy with an early option, and can't make it until after Nov 1, or if you otherwise can't quite make a decision and get everything in by that date, some Ivy coaches may offer to push your materials through the admissions meetings after Nov 1, but in time to be considered for early admission. If Nov 1 is looming, keep talking with the coaches of the programs you're most interested in. You might discover they can find another couple of weeks for you to make a decision, if you will come visit, or keep them at or near the top of your list.
  • 3xboys3xboys Registered User Posts: 319 Member

    There is a spot on the Common App where the applicant indicates if the application is RD, ED or EA. He filled out three applications RD. When he had his likely letter in hand from his #1 choice, the Admissions Office sent him a form for us to sign to change the app to ED. He let the other coaches know about his decision and that was it.

    Hope this helps.
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