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Would it be wise to use Emory as my ED?

AerobugAerobug Registered User Posts: 773 Member
edited May 2011 in Emory University
I'm only a sophomore, but when it comes to schools, I already know that Emory is my top choice.

How likely are you to be accepted ED as opposed to RD? I'm going to see how my next two years go before considering applying to any ivies (if I applied to one, it would most likely be Stanford because I live a block away and I would be legacy...plus I love driving around the campus and watching their football games, and I'm also planning on taking summer courses there).

Even though I want to go to Emory, Stanford would be more convenient in the long run considering that it's right next door and my dad has been taking me there ever since we moved here (he was the one in my family who went there). I know that if I am accepted at Emory ED I will have to go, and I don't plan on being accepted to Stanford anyway, so I'm wondering how much more likely you are to be accepted at Emory ED rather than RD. I know I have plenty of time to think about this so I'm hopefully going to visit the Emory campus next year or senior year (or maybe even during the summer). :)
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Replies to: Would it be wise to use Emory as my ED?

  • joshsnowjoshsnow Registered User Posts: 45 Junior Member
    if emory is your top choice like you said, then apply there ED. and even if it isnt anybodys chances at stanford are low so its not too much of a risk.
  • Classof2015Classof2015 Registered User Posts: 4,353 Senior Member
    Google "early acceptance rates emory" and I'm sure you'll find a link for a table showing the % they took for ED vs RD. Common data set also may have this info. The other thing you can do is apply EDII to Emory (in case you want to try Stanford first). Good luck
  • AerobugAerobug Registered User Posts: 773 Member
    How are the acceptance rates different from ED when applying EDII?
  • emory83emory83 - Posts: 256 Junior Member
    yes. ed is higher. ed2 has lower % but still higher than rd. if emory is your top choice, do ed. if your academics are good but you lack leadership/ecs/community service, they might still reject you. what are your stats so far?
  • AerobugAerobug Registered User Posts: 773 Member
    I just started getting into the groove of high school, and if things work out, I'll have a 3.8 GPA after finals are over. My freshman year was terrible...I had a 3.3, but that was because I didn't care about my work at all.

    This is my junior year schedule:
    AP World History
    Physics (or AP Bio, haven't decided)
    Required Religion course (Intro to Philosophy)
    Algebra 2
    Mandarin 2 Honors
    AP English Lang
    Outside of school: AP Psych, APES

    And then desired senior year schedule (after taking PreCalc over the summer):
    Calculus
    AP Physics B (or AP Chem, need to decide which I like more)
    AP Gov (semester) + one semester of religion
    AP Statistics
    Mandarin 3 Honors
    AP Studio Art
    AP English Lit

    As for EC's, I do a ton of volunteer work (I think I have over 100 hours under my belt right now because I used to be in a National Charity League...I also did a lot of independent work at a soup kitchen and a few hours of tutoring at a nearby school, which I will continue to do next year...I also volunteered to be an ESL teacher on Tuesdays this summer)

    I also volunteer over the summer as a camp counselor. I'll be doing my 3rd year there soon.

    I don't know if this counts, but I'll also be taking Japanese classes outside of school for self-enrichment. I really love the language. I also hope to volunteer at an animal shelter but I can't seem to find one that accepts volunteers under 18.

    At school I'm in the gay rights club and have done a few projects for that, including helping host the Day of Silence.

    Other than that I need a few ideas. I used to play tennis but I quit for some reason and I don't think I'm good enough to play on varsity as a junior. I'm good with a trainer but facing opponents I get nervous and fail...:(
    I have a passion for language learning (particularly Japanese), creative writing and poetry, working with kids and animals, and drama/theater. If there are any other EC's you could suggest that'd be great.

    My main strength so far is in community service because I love to help out, but I also want to start looking for a summer job.
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