A thread for the EA people to read

<p>I thought you all might like to see the EA results from last year (if you haven't already seen them):</p>

<p>A huge discussion thread: <a href="http://www.collegeconfidential.com/discus/messages/57277/40255.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.collegeconfidential.com/discus/messages/57277/40255.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Overall stats:
--Total - 82 applicants
--Accepted - 17 (21%)
--Deferred - 50 (61%)
--Rejected - 15 (18%)</p>

<p>Hopefully we'll have better luck this year :)</p>

<p>Wow, that thread is really depressing.</p>

<p>there were only 82 applicants who appled EA last year????????????? lol. Or do you mean 88 on cc?</p>

<p>No, its only on CC. That is the whole point though: even with the great stats of this site, we only managed to get a 21% acceptance rate :(</p>

<p>I was one of those 50 deferred kids last year, and I am at Yale right now because I got in regular decision. Don't let the EA massacre of 04 worry you too much.</p>

<p>wow, 82 applicants from CC last year, and only 33 this year...
that's kinda weird.
but, then... say we that 17 of us are accepted again this year,... thats 52% -- woo hoo!!! go us!!

<p>probably a LOT more people will show up near December...the total will definately go up. Although, I'm hoping that last years massacre made LOTS of people decide to not go EA</p>

<p>Heh, it didn't do much to dissuade us. We must be insane.</p>

<p>And yeah, I agree with you Ivyboy, although I'm not sure if we'll reach last year's peak of 82.</p>

<p>Chasgoose, was there anything that you did to make sure that you got in RD? Also, do you know how many people eventually got in that were originally deferred?</p>

<p>sorry, i hope i'm not sounding like an idiot (i'm an international) but what does deferred mean? in the british system, when you defer it's because you want to take a gap year and because of this you want to enter university a year after your high school graduation... is it the same?</p>

<p>hey, nobody here is an idiot. :) deferred means that you have not been accepted or rejected early. When deferred, your application is re-evaluated with the regular decision applications and your decision mailed with those decisions.</p>

<p>oh thanks, sweetie ;) that makes a lot of sense... do a lot of colleges in the US defer their decisions? Also, if you are deferred does this improve your chances for acceptance? I'm guessing that chances don't change much... but the fact that they didn't reject you straight away means that they are sort of interested, right?</p>

<p>The ivies and other top schools do defer a lot of people early action. If you are deferred, you chances of acceptance go down, just because of the increased applicant pool. However, you still have a chance :)</p>

<p>how many of the 50 who were deferred actually made it in?</p>

<p>My daughter was deferred EA last year and then admitted RD. I don't know if it made any difference, but she asked her guidance counselor to call the regional admissions officer in January to emphasize that Yale was still her strong first choice, then my daughter followed this up with a letter of her own. (This was from a public high school where the guidance department didn't have any personal connections with Yale admissions people.) </p>

<p>Good luck to everyone. I hope you get in EA--but just in case, I can't help repeating
the advice I hand out every chance I get: Finish all your other applications before December 15. If the news isn't good on that day, it's agonizing to have to rush through them at a time when your confidence may be a little bit shaky.</p>

<p>Gosh that thread was depressing. To see all those people with high 1500s get deferred or even rejected makes me wish December 15th would hurry up already.</p>

<p>On the bright side, the switch to SCEA should make this year less intense. At least, that's what I'm praying for.</p>

<p>Llama, wasn't it SCEA last year too?</p>

<p>It wasn't single choice last year?</p>

<p>Newt is clearly a faster poster than me. :o</p>

<p>I don't like these new smileys. The "embarassed" one looks pretty happy to me.</p>