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If I could change one thing....

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Replies to: If I could change one thing....

  • LexRexLexRex Registered User Posts: 53 Junior Member
    I wouldn't have applied early decision. The school I'm going to is the right fit for me, but I got into a more prestigious school that I was certain I wouldn't get into. Now I'm always going to be wondering what it'd be like to have gone there. I think I'd have ended up choosing my ED school anyway, but it bothers me knowing that I gave up the option to choose, even though I was so certain about it when I applied.
  • HRSMomHRSMom Registered User Posts: 4,198 Senior Member
    I think my S would have done ED Cornell rather than Duke...he had a good shot at Cornell ED...Duke, even he agrees they were never looking for him.
  • slvd09slvd09 Registered User Posts: 28 New Member
    Would've started my supplements for RD schools much earlier, as I ended up getting deferred haha. That, and would have probably gone early for another school instead...
  • Orioles13Orioles13 Registered User Posts: 74 Junior Member
    Id change my decision of attending a less prestigious college over a more prestigious one just because I though that it was much easier getting a high GPA at a lesser college.
  • FejiroFejiro Registered User Posts: 45 Junior Member
    I wish i could change my grades definitely
  • momocarlymomocarly Registered User Posts: 329 Member
    Do more community service earlier than my Sr. year. Not get into trouble for something stupid that kept me out of National Honor Society.
  • astrophysicistxastrophysicistx Registered User Posts: 118 Junior Member
    Would've done REA or ED!!!!
  • CathJRCathJR Registered User Posts: 423 Member
    I would have applied myself more because I know I could have. I would have put myself out there more, not just to participate in more for EC's, but just for my own experience.
  • xvibesxxvibesx Registered User Posts: 49 Junior Member
    I wish I would've took studying for the ACT more seriously earlier on
  • mimimo7890mimimo7890 Registered User Posts: 513 Member
    I wish I knew what I wanted going into the process. In december I still had no idea what I wanted, and now I do and 10 out of 11 schools I applied to do not have it :/
  • Meganerd2012Meganerd2012 Registered User Posts: 157 Junior Member
    I wished I studied harder for the math ACT section and got involved in clubs sophomore year.
  • apple1893apple1893 Registered User Posts: 675 Member
    I wish I was more into reading books as a kid. This would've paid dividends now while I struggle on the SAT/ACT English and Reading portions.

    I also wish I played soccer in elementary school. I've become advanced in the past six years, but I always imagine how far in the sport I would've gone if I began in elementary school.
  • Akqj10Akqj10 Registered User Posts: 186 Junior Member
    Apply early decision to a need blind school, don't believe the colleges who tout financial aid not being a big deal, I pretty certain 60% of the financial aid at NESCAC colleges goes to athletes, if not more.
  • jellybeanjjellybeanj Registered User Posts: 53 Junior Member
    Apply ED and work on the RD essays a LOT sooner.
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