|By Candi1657 (Candi1657) on Friday, March 19, 2004 - 07:07 pm: Edit|
in regards to admissions had me only applying to one safety. One safety that was most likely ill-chosen considering the fact that I never really saw myself attending there. Now that I have had the opportunity the past few months to peruse these boards, I realize how foolish that truly was. In fact, in early February, when I was more aware of the nuances of the college admissions process, I flew into utter panic.
Fortunately, God had mercy on me, and I now have much more options than just my one safety, but I learned many a valuable lesson. Research admissions before, not after you start the process. (Silly me.) And if you MUST only choose one safety, choose a school you can actually see yourself attending.
|By Soulofheaven8 (Soulofheaven8) on Friday, March 19, 2004 - 07:18 pm: Edit|
Candi, your safety is actually my safety as well (seen from your PR stats page). Similarly, I chose that school simply because it's a school I think I can get into with my eyes closed. In hindsight, I do regret that I did not pick a better safety school. But again, at that time I had WAAAAAAAY too much confidence that I'll get into one of my matches/reaches. That confidence has since waxed and waned, and at times I still think I'll end up at my safety.
This also places emphasis on the importance of having good match schools. A safety is a safety because it's the worst-case scenario, and most of the time, we plan to avoid that instead of making the best out of that worst-case scenario.
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