Quick question, in general, what is the latest date one could change the ED application to an RD? I applied to Columbia ED for a few other schools EA. I know very well what I got myself into, that I must attend Columbia even if cross-admitted, and I'll be happy with that. But just out of curiosity, in the dream and highly improbable situation that a particular EA school gives me a place a few days or even hours before Columbia's decisions are released, is that too late to call the office and ask to switch to RD so as not to be bound by ED?
(just to be more transparent, that school was MIT. My scores are competitive, but I'm an international and I decided it's just not worth the risk of not applying Columbia ED. They are both equals in my heart - at MIT the crazy people will sustain me while at Columbia NYC will sustain me. Two very different purposes for attending and I figure I'd try to go to the other for grad if I didn't get one for undergrad. Of course, most families would make sure you never hear the end of it if you got into MIT EA and had to choose Columbia because of ED.)