It’s my dream dream school-perfect size, it’s in CA, and has an open curriculum. Three of my best friends are applying REA there (Valedictorian, top 20, all AP kinda students, competitive academics). One is a double legacy and NMS Finalist and a good writer.
I know the chances of anyone getting in REA is already incredibly slim, and I’m sure there are other people beyond my friend group applying to S early as well.
If colleges evaluate us in a local context, would my chances be the same either way? I’m sure the most competitive applicants tend to apply early, so should I reserve my application for RD and “risk” someone else from my school getting in first?
I hope I don’t come off as pretentious; I am well aware that S is extremely competitive and I have a very low chance of getting in either way. I was just wondering which decision deadline would help my chances. Thanks in advance!