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Applying Early. Advice needed.

libra279libra279 Registered User Posts: 12 New Member
edited September 2012 in Swarthmore College

I am an international student who is considering applying for early decision/action (yes, I know the difference) and is looking for Swarthmore-related advice.

As background information, this is my second time trying to get in college in US. I was accepted at Cornell last year, but could not enrol due to lack of financial aid. I was also waitlisted at Amherst and the purpose for writing about the acceptance and waitlist is so the reader can get a general idea of my qualifications.

Brown is a school I did not apply to last year and so, I think I have a "clean-slate". What I want to get out of this post is advice on what strategy to take for applying early.

Do I:
a) apply to Brown because I haven't been rejected from it.
b) apply to Yale (rejected last year) SCEA AND Swarthmore (rejected last year) ED 2, so I can be applying to more places. (and because I love the two)

If this message seems scarce in detail, please tell my how so I can add apropos information which will help you, help me!

Responses will be greatly appreciated

Post edited by libra279 on

Replies to: Applying Early. Advice needed.

  • soccercrazzy2222soccercrazzy2222 Registered User Posts: 49 Junior Member
    Although this is obviously a personal decision to be made by you and your family, it seems to me the more logical option would be the first. If money is a concern, you should apply to the school from which you are likely to receive more money (most likely, Brown!).
  • GvaMomGvaMom Registered User Posts: 228 Junior Member
    Unless things have changed from last year (much better grades, discovered the cure for cancer ;-), or something really game changing), not sure why you would re-apply to places that you have already been rejected by. Look for other places that give aid if that is the block...you might want to look at places that offer both Financial Aid for need and Merit based aid (which means maybe changing your sights a bit).
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