You may know some of this information from a few other threads, but just summarising everything here.
I’m an A level student studying in Bombay, applying with Biomedical Engineering as my first choice major.
My early decision was Duke, but I didn’t get in. My ED 2 is Washington University in St. Louis. The other colleges I’ve got in EA through so far are:
Union College in NY (with a $25k per year scholarship)
Case Western Reserve University ($20k scholarship)
Tulane University (around $18k scholarship)
Georgia Institute of Technology
The other colleges I’ve applied to that I’ve yet to receive decision from are UCB, UCLA, UCSD, Northwestern, Johns Hopkins, Harvard and Harvey Mudd College.
I’ve also applied to the UK, where my unis are Imperial College London, University College London, University of Warwick, Aston University and King’s College London. I may also send an application to the University of Toronto, in Canada.
From where I’ve been admitted, Gtech is probably my top choice, and when. Icompare it to WashU I find both have their own advantages and disadvantages (still doing research). Apart from that, I’d also like to be able to keep my options open, in case I do get into more good colleges in the RD round, or elsewhere. From what I’ve gathered so far, I can send a mail to WashU’s admission department to ask to change my application to RD instead. I realise this may well result in not getting into WashU, since they’re very centred about yield rates, but I’m trying to gather more opinions on whether this is worth it.
Other info - Applied for Danforth Scholarship in WashU. Scholarships aren’t a deciding factor in the process but it does help. 1510 SAT I’ve submitted everywhere but Harvard and JHU so far (+UK and Canada). My essays are probably very strong, since I’m a writer, and they’re edited by father (Also a writer). I’m an athlete (soccer + track). Other ECs include writing a research paper, EIC of school magazine, internship, House Captain, debate captain, photography, Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze Award and a few more. We don’t get GPAs in our school, but I’ve top grades so far. CWRU, GTech and Purdue are conditional on keeping up my grades (which hopefully I will be able to do in these exams that start in Feb).
In all likelihood, I will send the mail requesting a round change, but any insights at all would be very valuable.