Talk me into applying ED

<p>I think this is what I want to do but ED is a big decision. If you say enough good things about the school I think I can do it.</p>

<p>Tell me a bit more about yourself, and I might be able to tell you if/how you will fit into the student body.</p>

<p>This is a little risky. Right now you are having some doubt, although a very small amount probably, but you still maybe shouldn't be doing ED.</p>

<p>If you're not definitely sure that CMU is the best school for you in the world, then don't apply ED. Seriously. It's an unbreakable contract, and should you regret your decision come spring of next year, switching schools after being accepted ED comes with consequences.</p>

<p>On the other hand, if you're certain, then go for it. But if you aren't immediately in love with the school, trust your gut instinct. Don't "persuade" yourself into it if it doesn't feel right.</p>

<p>Do you need FA?</p>

<p>I do. Does this mean don't apply ED? Because I've heard both that</p>

<p>1) CMU will meet your full need ED
2) You shouldn't apply ED if you need FA</p>

<p>and I'm not sure which is true.</p>

<p>also, posted on page 4 of the chance me thread if you're interested.
<a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/carnegie-mellon-university/933353-cmu-2015-chance-thread-please-stop-creating-new-chance-threads-4.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/carnegie-mellon-university/933353-cmu-2015-chance-thread-please-stop-creating-new-chance-threads-4.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

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<li>True. CMU will meet your full need ED.</li>
<li>Also true, kind of. It is possible to do better than full need if you apply RD because CMU is likely to match competitive offers from comparable schools.</li>
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<p>BTW, I too will argue against applying ED—for almost anyone. A lot can change in a year.</p>

<p>Theater Mom is right.<br>
If you need FA, then you should not apply for ED although the school said the meet your full need.</p>

<p>Not to mention CMU's need calculator is a little bit on the stingy end, as we've seen in many cases. Sometimes what you actually need and what they think you need is about 10,000$ short.</p>

<p>Apply ED or I'll kill you.</p>