So, on my college list, Stanford is the only private school that does Restrictive Early Action - the rest only do Early Decision. Stanford is my dream school, and I do want to apply EA to my top public schools (Georgia Tech and UMich). First off, do you think this is a good strategy? Should I continue to go with Stanford REA and EA to my top Public Schools? Or should I ED to my second favorite school Columbia and RD the rest? Secondly, my SAT Subject Test results come out October 18th, but I can't find any specific subject test deadlines for Stanford. Their SAT deadline is October, which I'm taking, however, I don't know if that extends to SAT Subject Tests as well. Finally, the Valedictorian of my class is REA to Stanford. Our ECs and Scores are almost identical, but he has the highest GPA. Does this change my strategy, and should I RD instead when no one else from my school would be applying? Thank you guys!