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REA vs EA at Multiple Colleges
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Hi, I have a bit of a dilemma.

So I am wondering whether it is more beneficial for me to apply REA at a school I have only a 20% chance at, or to apply Early Action to a mix of reach, target, safety.

My options:

REA:

- Stanford (20-24% chance)

However, I cannot apply early to other colleges.

Early Action:

- Northeastern (66-71% chance)

- Santa Clara University (93-95% chance)

- CalTech (24-30% chance)

I don't have dream schools, as I feel these are detrimental to my mental health, but my top choices are SLO and UC Berkeley, both of which only have regular decision. I feel like getting at least one acceptance letter before February would be beneficial to my mental health, but I feel like I'm missing out on a chance at Stanford if I don't apply REA.

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