My Class of 22 athlete player submitted info for seven pre-reads today, July 1. Two of them are NESCACs. The rest are similar in selectivity and one (non-NESCAC) has told us it will be about a two-week process.
A few of the schools have asked whether we would be applying for financial aid. We don’t know the answer to this yet, except that we don’t believe we will qualify to receive much, if any, aid. The schools in question are all between 25%-6% selectivity, so I don’t imagine there is merit aid to be awarded.
Is there a potential disadvantage to saying in the pre-read process, “yes we are applying for aid” or is there an advantage to NOT applying for aid? What would you suggest?