Deciding to go ED.

<p>So basically, there are five schools that I love.</p>


<p>I would be happy attending any of them. I desperately wanted to apply EA to all of them, but all of them only have ED. So I have to chose one of them. I don't know what I should do. I love the idea of applying ED to one, getting in, and just being happy, but it's such a tough choice.</p>

<p>I don't know what to do. Any advice? (specific school stuff, or just advice on how to decide?!) Thanks CC.</p>

<p>Unless you have one clear number one choice, I would not recommend doing ED</p>

<p>I just want to have it figured out, you know? Because hypothetically speaking, if I got into all five, I would have to choose one of them anyways, so I rather just know now, apply ED, pray I get in, and be DONE! College stuff is so stressful!</p>

<p>Do you prefer a LAC feel or a university feel?</p>

<p>LAC feel.
So no UPenn then?
Although I’ve seen UPenn and I loved it…</p>

<p>Yeah I probably wouldn’t choose Penn in that case. I don’t know much about the LACs but you might get more help here: [College</a> Search & Selection - College Confidential](<a href=“]College”>College Search & Selection - College Confidential Forums)</p>

<p>Since we’ve ruled out UPenn, I’d go with Pomona or Williams. Hamilton and Haverford are generally considered <em>slightly</em> inferior. They’re both excellent schools, just not quite as prestigious or well regard as Pomona and Williams. Of course, that may not matter to you, but if it does, even just a little bit, then I’d go for the bigger reaches of Pomona or Williams.</p>

<p>Between those two, do you have a strong aversion to the cold? Would you like to be near or far from your parents, and where are they? Any relatives in SoCal or Mass/New England? Are you okay to be in a very small, isolated area (Williams) or do you want to be closer to a big city and in a decent-sized town (Pomona). If you know what you want to major in, then check the course listings for each school and see which appeal more.</p>

<p>Of course, this is only if you’ve visited. If you haven’t visited, I highly recommend against ED.</p>

<p>I visited all of them, and I do live in SoCal, but I’m not worried about being far/close to my parents.</p>

<p>Do you think it would be harder to find a job coming from Haverford vs. other others? </p>

<p>Pomona V. Williams, I think I would rather go to Williams, although Williams is incredibly difficult to get into, and the admissions officer it didn’t help at all to ED there.</p>

<p>Sorry, now I’m just thinking and writing at the same time. Stressful. :/</p>

<p>I know it’s just random, but I’m kind of leaning towards Haverford for some reason…</p>