I really want to go to Emory University and I already applied Early Decision II...but I have a huge problem. My parents do not make a lot of money and I am worried about if I may be admitted and cannot afford it...plus I think I have little to no shot in the RD pool...On the other hand I really REALLY want to go to Emory and I feel I have a better shot in the ED II round of getting in...should I go to regular or stay ED?...
Ranked in top 1% of class...in IB Program making straight As
Lots of leadership in ECs and may be coordinating a huge city project for inner city schools (I do not want to say specifically because it may reveal my identity)
ACT: 26..superscored 27 (please do not just make fun of me)
I am really intimidated because everyone applying has like 2000+ SAT scores or 30+ ACT scores and they do not even think their scores are good enough. It is insane. I do, however, know a senior admission dean personally and they think I am awesome and we talk on a regular basis...I am really unsure of what to do (which is why I am here)...and I need help. What do you guys suggest I do?