LOL and i actually thought i had a chance...

<p>had a brief look on the "what are my chances" posts, 90% of them have YALE EA and 80% have better stats/ecs than me...</p>

<p>community college here i come!!!</p>

<p>Whatever you do, do NOT compare yourself with the people who post "what are my chances messages". I try to look at those as little as possible because all they do intimidate me. Just focus on yourself. Getting into college is more than just scores.</p>

<p>y17k, bear in mind that anyone can post anything on these boards and some of those stats might be fake/puffed up in the first place...the people i've seen on here are generally way above to avg. test score vaules for HYP.</p>

<p>No kidding, I look at these people and I just think "Well, looks like i'll be living in a cardboard box for the rest of my life!"</p>

<p>Just don't get discouraged - remember there will always be someone better than you, but you'll always be better than someone else :)</p>

<p>i feel the same way y17k! looking at those posts just add pressure anyway. Plus, I think it's pointless for people to even make those posts because no one can tell you whetehr you will get in or not- it really is a crap shoot (as someone said on a different post, you could fit one min and not the other)</p>

<p>I really like your philosophy thescathach</p>

<p>Hrm...i just checked on the "what are my chances" doesn't look like many, if any at all, have Yale EA...where did you see all that?</p>

<p>ivyboy- just leafing through what are my chances especially for my background (asian) most people seemed to have yale/harvard ea..</p>

<p>anywayz i went to the old CC Yale board archives and looked at the deferral/rejection from last year... its unbelievable. I can count 34 people with 1500+ SATs/super GPAs rejected, and i havent even finished. Only a handful of CCers got in last year EA T.T</p>

<p>well, good luck to us all</p>

<p>i think that CCers are <em>in GENERAL</em> uhh less sociable than other applicants, and i think that this perceived lack of socialability may impact their "image" on paper (the application.....of course, i have no basis to make this assumption, but i will nyway, even the CCers with superior stats to the average person may be rejected for a reason other 1500+ strong GPA/ECs may not be rejected: the CCer applicants belong to a "geeky" college admissions board.....o and by the way, nilyaran is totally correct in saying that the people on these boards have wayyyy better stats than the average applicant.....most CCers have a page, and if you look at the prstats SAT averages, they are well above national averages
good luck to everyone that applied early!</p>

<p>I'm on CC and i'm still a social butterfly. I manage to go out every friday and saturday night (Sunday is usually my homework day). But CC is like a nice long free therapy session. Haha</p>

<p>ivyboy - i am the same way....i party (drink and get with girls) every saturday night and stay out every friday night with just guy i mean, there ARE exceptions to the generalization i mentioned...still, i think that <em>in general</em> i am correct in saying that CCers are geekier than the average high school junior/senior...agreed?</p>

<p>Guys, you don't need to PROVE anything...</p>