To EDII or not, that is the question...

<p>Hey everyone, I actually posted this in the main "College Admissions" section but now that I think about it, I would probably get more informed answers over here. </p>


<p>I applied EA and have been deferred from Georgetown and UChicago. Along with these two I plan on applying to NYU Stern and Columbia. Now as I approach the January 1st deadline for Columbia and NYU I'm presented with two choices.
1. Apply to Columbia and NYU Stern via Regular Decision as planned.
2. Apply to NYU Stern EDII and Columbia Regular Decision.**</p>

<p>Reasons why I think I think I should apply NYU EDII:
[<em>] I think applying EDII could possibly help my admissions chances because it would let NYU know that they are my number one choice.
[</em>] My 1st semester senior grades aren't the best (3.6 or 3.5 vs by overall average of 3.7) , mainly as a result of a pretty severe illness I had earlier in the semester (something my counselor said she would address in my mid-year report).[/ul]</p>

<p>Reasons why I don't think I should apply NYU EDII:
[<em>] Applying early decision instead of regular decision might not increase my chance of acceptance at all.
[</em>] I could get accepted to both (which I really find hard to believe but it's a possibility), in which case I might regret applying to EDII (even though at this point I can't be certain that I would pick Columbia over NYU because I have not had a chance to visit Columbia's Campus yet.
[li] I may get accepted from one of my deferred schools (UChicago or Georgetown) and may change my mind (seems quite unlikely) for some reason and choose those over NYU. [/ul]</p>[/li]
<p>Am I just worrying too much about this? Should I just let everything be and stick with applying RD to both schools, or should I give EDII a shot with the hope that it gives me an advantage which I otherwise wouldn't have.</p>


<p>Your UW average is a 3.7? That makes you an average applicant to Stern. </p>

<p>If you're looking to go for business, ED to Stern. There's almost no where better to do undergrad business than Stern. Of the schools you've listed, Stern is by far the best for business.</p>

<p>However, if you're not sure you want to do business, then don't ED to Stern. </p>

<p>It's that simple.</p>