I've been accepted to my dream school, Harvard, but I feel like I should still send the rest of my applications. I am pretty sure I'll be going to Harvard, but I'd like to have options in the spring.
I was planning to apply to six other schools (Yale, Princeton, MIT, Stanford, Brown, and Duke). I've completed all of the essays, so that isn't a problem. Now it's just what makes sense financially. My parents, obviously, don't see the point in it since I've dreamed about Harvard for so long. But I would definitely consider these other schools.
Am I looking at this the wrong way? Should I just take my Harvard acceptance? Are there any advantages to applying to all of them (or maybe just applying to my top 3-4 out of the six)?
Thanks so much in advance!
Edit: We also technically don't know if we can afford Harvard yet. We haven't received the financial aid package...