Johns Hopkins University ED2 applicationAnswered
I have applied at Harvard University but unfortunately got deffered from the REA pool.After that I have submitted my application at Johns Hopkins University.But there is an option for ED2.They send me email to switch the application to ED2.What should I do?Should I switch it?And What are the chances to get accepted at Harvard?
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Hi, thank you for asking your question! I agree with @CameronBameron and their response below. I would suggest that you read this article about applying ED before you decide to commit yourself to John's Hopkins if you are admitted.
Hope this helps!
My best guess is that Harvard RD admit rates will be slightly higher than last year's 2.58% because the REA admit rate was 7.9% compared to 7.4%. So I put the RD admit range between 2.6-2.8% this year.
JHU's ED2 admit rate was 10.5% last year or 304/2874 so I think that's going to stay in the 10.5-11% range this year as well.
If you opt out of JHU ED2, you still have a very high chance of getting rejected from Harvard. It's not 100-3 or 97% but a lower number. Something was not quite right with your REA narrative so I can't tell you if you are a close call or a long shot. You will never know whether your real chances are 20%, 30% or higher.
If you apply JHU ED2, I think you have a better than 11% chance of getting in because you were deferred from Harvard, so maybe your real number is 30-50% at JHU.
If you opt out of JHU and go for RD JHU then your are competing with a larger pool and your odds might drop slightly as more Ivy Bound and Stanford, Duke, UChicago applicants apply to JHU as a hedge just in case they don't get in. The RD rate will be like 4.8-5.0% I believe based on what it was last year.
I think the JHU EDII is a weaker pool of applicants so you have a good chance of getting in.
Worst case is that you don't get into either and you have to settle for a lower reach or target school. Is that okay with you?
Ultimately this is your own singular decision to make. I think it depends on what other schools you applied to and whether you were over-confident or just about right in your college list.
Best of luck to you.
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