Do colleges compare lists?

<p>I know someone applying ED to Brown and EA to Harvard...will they be caught?</p>

<p>Yes. Especially if he's accepted. Before every Ivy league application is a summation about the Ivy Group's policy--viz., an Ivy will honor another Ivy's ED/EA program and rescind any acceptance in violation of it. Be a friend and tell your Machiavellian buddy that he's no Machiavelli, nor should he try/want to be, if he wants to have any chance at the Ivies, that is.</p>

<p>Right. Applying to, say Stanford/Caltech/MIT early in addition to an Ivy early is very risky, but not suicidal; it's been done in the past (supposedly on accident) and worked.</p>

<p>However, applying early to TWO Ivies is complete suicide; they DO compare applicant lists, and your friend WILL get rejected, no matter what his stats are.</p>

<p>the powers that be will catch him if no one else does.</p>

<p>They do not compare applicant lists, but they DO compare lists of people who were accepted, and share those lists with other highly selective schools such as Stanfort, Georgetown, MIT, Caltech...and if you were accepted to any EA/ED and they see that you applied to another early program...then then both will reject you...why would they want to have someone on their campus who is dishonest and conniving?</p>

<p>I know many kids who last year applied EA to Georgetown and ED to another school - no problem there....</p>

<p>but maybe times have changed.</p>

<p>Gatsby-love the username/location.</p>

<p>The Ivys do share information between each schools and do not try to take away ED admissions. Should they find out that you have applied ED at more than one Ivy institution, you risk being rejected or having admission rescinded by both institutions (Columbia makes you very aware of this in their application)</p>

<p>The Ivys are bound by </p>

<p>The Commom Ivy Admissison Procedures states:</p>

<p>Ivy institutions mail admission decision letters twice annually, in mid-December and early April. Those who wish a decision in December must apply by November 1 and complete their applications with supporting materials shortly thereafter.</p>

<p>December Notification</p>

<p>Under December Notification, an applicant may be notified that he or she has been granted or denied admission or that a final decision has been deferred until the early April notification date. Two plans are offered according to individual institutional policy:
a. The College Board-approved Early Decision Plan, which is offered by Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, the University of Pennsylvania and Princeton, requires a prior commitment to matriculate; thus a student may not file more than one Early Decision application among these or any other institutions. Financial aid awards for those qualifying for financial assistance will normally be announced in full detail at the same time as the admission decisions. An applicant receiving admission and an adequate financial award under the Early Decision Plan will be required to accept that offer of admission and withdraw all applications to other colleges or
universities. All Ivy institutions will honor any required commitment to matriculate which has been made to another college under this plan.</p>

<p>A single-choice Early Action Plan is offered by Harvard and Yale. Admission notice is sent mid-December; financial aid notification is sent at that time or when the file becomes complete. This plan does not require a commitment to matriculate, and students may apply to other colleges at any time under those colleges’ “regular” admission programs (spring notification of final admission decision). Students are urged to consult the specific school’s admission literature for details concerning Harvard’s and Yale’s requirements regarding this plan.
Students are urged to consult the admission literature available at each Ivy institution for details concerning its particular December Notification Plan.</p>

<p>So Gtown and Brown or Gtown and Princeton?</p>

<p>I think they will get away with it, sadly - and my guidance office doesn't care.</p>

<p>But what happens if your EA (example Harvard) is really your first choice dream school and you also get accepted in to your ED school? You are bound to go to the ED school (unless it is not financially feasible then they will let you out to go to your local public)or you may end up losing out at both schools.</p>

<p>Yeah, you shouldn't do it because of that. And the fact that it's vulgarly honest.</p>