who applies to just one college?

<p>well, yeah, I think I might just do it. I'm interested in doing premed at University of Michigan and honestly I don't think I can find a better place for the price (i'm in state). My counselor says UofM would be a safety for me, but for some reason I don't feel like applying to other schools like WashU, Duke, Rice, Emory, UPenn, etc. Because even if I do get accepted to those other schools, I'm almost 100% sure I would not want to attend.
So basically I would apply early action for Umich and finish college application by december. </p>

<p>Am I crazy???</p>

<p>No you're not. Actually you're practical. However, if you did get rejected (crazy things happen) do you have a backup plan?</p>

<p>You're not crazy for wanting to go to one school, but you should have another safety or two just in case. Try finding schools that appeal to you.. look harder</p>

<p>Do they have rolling admissions? If you were declined (I'm just saying IF) you would know early enough to regroup and fill out another few applications. If you received an earlier notice (before 4/1) you could be happy and move on to your Sr. year.</p>

<p>haha the thing is though, umich is basically my safety. so in essence, i would just be applying to my safety.</p>

<p>I was you. I applied UMich very early on, got in about November and they started throwing buckets of money at me. I was extremely happy and felt at ease. Later some other engineering colleges were calling me so I applied (all easy apps) to them as well. Just to see... Later on, my friends were applying to the LACs and Ivies and suggested some to me. Very late, I applied to some because I learned things I hadn't known previously. I ended up going to an HYP -- but would have been happy to be a single application Wolverine.</p>

<p>Ann Arbor is wonderful. In later years, I accepted a job there and bought my first home near the Big House.</p>

<p>I only applied to two schools, one of which I was not interested in attending. A lot of people freaked out on me, saying I was taking a huge risk. Maybe I was, but I got in where I wanted to go. :)</p>

<p>People with guaranteed admission at their state school or their name on a building at a private college.</p>

<p>Are you the type of person who makes decisions and never looks back? If not, consider applying to a broader swath of schools. Otherwise, you're pretty much golden--after all, like blueiguana said, you can still get other apps together in time if you're not accepted early.</p>

<p>No you are not crazy. It seems like you really know what you want which can't hurt you. I know a few people who knew exactly where they wanted to go, applied ED, got in, and never looked back. My sister was set on one school, applied to that school and two safeties, and ended up at her top choice on a full ride.</p>

<p>I'd say apply to Michigan, but keep an open mind. You never know how things will change. Apply to a safety or two just in case.</p>

<p>I'm considering it. I have automatic admission at University of Oregon, and a lot of their programs really appeal to me, even though I would be a competitive applicant at more prestigious schools.</p>

<p>haha. I'm applying to UofM Early Action, too. I'm instate, so it's my safety as well. I think if it is where you really want to attend, you should just set your mind on your application, do your best, and just apply there. If you're interested in premed, Mich State could be your safety safety (just in case, so you have a back up)--they have an osteopathic program that is excellent, I've heard.</p>

<p>It wouldn't hurt to apply to another 1 or 2 schools. My friend applied to just 2 schools- University of Washington (in-state) and Harvard. She got into Harvard. But in your case, it would be good to apply to somewhere like MSU or something, and maybe WUSTL, Duke, etc. just in case. But you're not crazy if you absolutely want to go there.</p>

<p>I don't think it's such a bad idea. If you know you want to go there, then why not. Save yourself a ton of money and stress in the meanwhile. And if you apply early enough, you'll get your decision soon and still have time to apply to other colleges should you change your mind.</p>

<p>Er, people who get in early to their dream school, can afford it, and are completely happy after visiting?</p>

<p>AFAIK, UofM is switching to ED/RD this year... so you have to be really sure!</p>