Anonymous asked: I applied to Upenn...I'm so nervous and I find out Monday. Idk what to do with myself. My scores were not that high and I do not feel like my essays were long enough. Did you apply ED OR ED? :/
I applied SCEA and yeah I am so nervous! I find out Monday too, from Yale.. right in the middle of finals week! I’m doubting myself too, but all we can do is hope for the best :) And if I don’t get in, then I’ll be very very happy to go somewhere else! It’s just crazy to me that things are all happening at once… some of my friends will know in the next week where they’re going (ED). Insane. Best of luck to you!!
Anonymous asked: do you know anything about Stanford EA decisions? I was under the impression that they'd be released by the 15th, but today a friend told me decisions had been delayed a week. Just wondering if you knew anything. Thanks!!
Sorry, I’ve been hearing a mixed bag! They usually like to do it on Fridays, which would make me think the 13th, but I’ve also heard the 15th and I’ve heard that there would be a delay! Sorry not to be of help, it’s a waiting game at this point :/
and just like that, another day had passed without any study
Anonymous asked: Hi! LOVE this blog <3 So, a bunch of my top choice colleges are what my college counselor told me he would consider safety schools for me, and I applied ED to one of them. BUT there's one school on my list that's much more selective than the rest (<20%). I like the school and I'd be happy to go there, but I much prefer some of the less selective schools on my list. Do you guys think it's worth applying if the chances of getting in there and not to the schools I prefer are so low?
Thanks for the blog love! Yeah, it’s definitely worth applying just so you might have more options when decisions roll around. If not, no problem! Good luck!
Anonymous asked: stats, val?
I took down my stats page while I’m applying - I’m paranoid that colleges will somehow find me?? I don’t know. But I’ll put them back up when I’m all done!
Anonymous asked: Where did you apply early, Val? And where else will you apply if you get in to your early school?
Yale - huuuge long shot, but it was worth a try, haha. If I got in, I’d probably apply to Stanford and Pomona.
Anonymous asked: Val! What's your college list?
Stanford, Pomona, Amherst, Yale, Northwestern, Kenyon, Bowdoin, Brown, UC Berkeley, LA, SD, Davis!
Anonymous asked: How do you feel about Philly
Philly seems pretty cool! I’ve only been once, but I got a good first impression :)
Anonymous asked: Hi Val, what do you think about Yale being located in New Haven? Are you afraid there won't be many places to hang around + not many internship opportunities?
Hmm, I’ve actually heard that Yale students love New Haven and always have tons to do, both there and on campus. I do see the internship problem, but I doubt that a Yalie would have trouble being employed elsewhere! So overall it doesn’t bother me at all.
Anonymous asked: How do you think I should present my CommonApp essay? Should I leave an extra line between paragraphs? (I did so with my earlies. hope it's not too horrible)
Yep, extra line between paragraphs and no tabs is what I’ve heard!
Anonymous asked: If I use score choice to send only my two highest SAT sittings, will colleges still super score them? If yes, is there a reason some people people elect to send in all of their scores anyway, even if one sitting is lower in all sections? Thank you!
I think that schools superscore even if you use score choice (you might have to check individual school websites for that, but that’s my impression). People choose to send in all either because a college requires it or for the sake of seeming honest. Also, you probably shouldn’t worry about that lower sitting - most colleges only consider the highest score for admissions. I don’t think you can go wrong here :) I hope this helped!