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Email of Intent

baroqueboibaroqueboi Registered User Posts: 31 Junior Member
I plan to email an update to Stanford about some awards I won recently (I applied RD). My college counselor thinks that I should add a sentence saying that I will commit to Stanford if I am accepted because schools are obsessed with yield rates. Do you think this will help, or would it sound desperate and cause more harm than good?

Replies to: Email of Intent

  • HYPSPleaseHYPSPlease Registered User Posts: 144 Junior Member
    I think it is a good idea to add the sentence that you will commit to Stanford - if it is true. If it is a maybe because you are also considering other top schools, then I wouldn't add the sentence.

    Basically, tell the truth.
  • Top10SquadTop10Squad Registered User Posts: 89 Junior Member
    edited March 2017
    I don't think it even matters. Stanford publicly states that they don't take interest into account when making decisions. The benefit will be negligible or nonexistent. Don't stress yourself out. I wouldn't include it.
  • baroqueboibaroqueboi Registered User Posts: 31 Junior Member
    Ok thank you! Anyone else have an opinion?
  • 676339784676339784 Registered User Posts: 63 Junior Member
    Stanford's yield is one of the highest at ~80%. It's not a school that cares about yield, at least to the extent that other schools do. In my opinion, adding a sentence would have negligible effect - they wouldn't be able to hold you accountable anyway.
  • Multiverse7Multiverse7 Registered User Posts: 551 Member
    So my personal opinion is if you are an academic superstar who is likely to get into other elite schools, adding the line might make a small difference. Otherwise, it will likely be ignored.
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