How is ED II viewed?

<p>I've seen/heard about a lot of people applying ED to their first choice school and then applying ED II to another if they are rejected. What do the admissions officers think about this? Doesn't it sort of defeat the purpose of ED?</p>

<p>I plan on applying ED II to Pomona College but I don't want them to think they are my second choice just because I didn't apply ED I. I just wanted more time to get my senior year grades in and polish my essays. Will admissions officers think I'm using ED II as a way of gaining admission or see that I just want to put my best foot forward for Pomona? Is there any way of reassuring them?</p>

<p>I would say just make your Why Pomona essay really great to make it known all of the reasons why you chose Pomona.</p>

<p>Also, if EDII is also binding, then why does it really matter if students have applied to other schools for EDI and were rejected? The yield is still 100%.</p>

<p>what are some other top schools with EDII?</p>

<p>you can write in your essay your reasons for applying ED2, not ED1, as you told us.</p>

<p>I don't think applying ED II "defeats the purpose" of ED at all. If it did, colleges wouldn't use it. The applicant who was turned down by another school at the ED I stage and then applies ED II is EXACTLY who the ED II school is looking for---that's what ED II is all about. It says to the ED II school, "Well, you weren't my first choice, but that's no longer available to me; that makes you my new #1, and I choose you above all others, with an irrevocable commitment."</p>

<p>Kind of like the girl you marry after your first love drops you. She could choose to be insulted that she wasn't your original #1; instead she decides she's a better match than the one who dropped you, is glad you've now wised up and is perhaps even a bit flattered that she's your new #1, and ties the knot.</p>

<p>Of course, you've still got to give the ED II school good, honest reasons you're making it your (new) #1 choice.</p>

<p>To liquidice, Reed has ED II as well.</p>

<p>Carnegie Mellon also has ED2.</p>

<p>Some other top colleges with ED II:</p>

Bryn Mawr (women only)
Smith (women only)

<p>Tufts. and its not necessarily cause i didnt o an EDI, I just wasnt sure about my decision until after the deadline was passed. Is that gonna look bad on my college app?</p>


<p>Why are the schools who offer EDII alllllllllll LACs?</p>

<p>I think WUSTL used to offer EDII as well, but they've stopped within the last couple of years.</p>

<p>Well ED II is still binding, right? So I don't think there's much of a difference between ED I and ED II except that by ED II there have already been a number of acceptances from the ED I pool.</p>

<p>Also, I <em>think</em> that GWU does ED II as well, and they are not a LAC.</p>

<p>Claremont McKenna offers ED2.
Does anyone have any hard numbers on the advantage ED2 offers?</p>

<p>Emory also does. I think their acceptance rate for EDII is 20% whereas EDI is about 33% and overall, they are about ~27%</p>

<p>Colgate also has EDII.</p>