I'm not sure whether I should submit my application EA or RD for a school. One main reason being my mid year report where schools see my 1st semester grades. Some school, just my 3 year academic record is enough but for others, not so much. So it would wonderful if someone help me out and give their input, considering yourself in my shoes(course rigor nothing else)? (CS major)
Math 1 (Algebra 1 equivalent)-A
3-D Design and Arts-100 A
World History Honors-100 A
Geometry Honors-100 A
English 1 Honors-100 A
Biology Honors-100 A
Intro to Business & Principles-100 A
Spanish I-99 A
Spanish II-99 A
English 2 Honors-93 A
Algebra 2 Honors-97 A
Integrated Science Honors-96 A
Geography Honors-100 A
Intro to Management-100 A
Web Design & Development-96 A
TMC English 150-104 A
Spanish 3-98 A
PreCalc I Honors (Algebra 3 equivalent)-99 A
PreCalc II Honors (Trig equivalent)-100 A
APUSH I-96 A
APUSH II-97 A
Chemistry Honors-100 A
Digital Literacy-97 A
AP Computer Science A-
AP Calculus AB-
AP Physics 1 (Algebra Based)-
UKy Lewis College
North Carolina State University
UNC Chapel Hill
University of Michigan
University of Washington
Since UI UC is the 5th best CS school in the country, I'd apply there early. The admit rate is probably like 12% next cycle but you have a strong showing in course rigor.
U of Washington would be a waste of time since its non-resident acceptance rate for CS majors is 3%. I think CMU would be super tough too. I'm guessing CMU CS is like 5-6% next admissions cycle.
UMich and GeorgiaTech CS are both great schools. Again acceptance rates for CS will probably be in the 12-14% next cycle.
If you want something easier, I would pick Purdue which is going to be around 18-20% for CS. UMass Amherst about 25-28%.
BU, NYU, RPI, RIT, Binghamton, UKentucky, NCState, Stony Brook are not in the same league as the ones mentioned above. They are more like T40-T100 for CS Majors.
So I would focus on UI, UMich, GTech, Purdue, UMass, UNC
I would add CMU as a reach. Also add UWisconsin, UMD, UCSanDiego, UCI, UCSB, and UTAustin. All better CS major schools.
Applicants do usually see a small admissions bump when applying ED/EA as opposed to RD. However, an admissions officer is not going to accept someone they wouldn't already be inclined to take RD. Higher acceptance rates also reflect a more prepared admissions pool. So, EA might be a good fit for your favorite hard target schools or a reach school.
As for the specific ones on your list, check out Collegevine's chancing calculator.
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