A lot of posts are mentioning that for Ivies you have a stronger chance of getting in if you apply Early Decision but my issue is that my SAT score isn’t even near their lowest average. I think I’m a decent candidate without my score (they are going test optional for this year but I’m afraid that’ll put me at a disadvantage, should I just apply without my score?).
I’ve been going back and forth between deciding to apply early or regular and I’m not sure what the best option is. I would hold off until I can try to raise my SAT score and perfect my essays but I’m nervous that I’m going to have a harder time through the regular decision cycle(since they might assume I’m not as committed?). I’m just confused since people say that there’s no difference between ED and RD but I’d just like to make sure. I’m 100% alright with going to Columbia so the binding part isn’t the issue.