When Should I Apply – REA or RD?

When Should I Apply – REA or RD?

With the REA deadline coming up, we’ve been getting alot of questions along the lines of “when should I apply? Should I apply early or later in January?”.  Our answer is…. Whenever you feel your application is ready! (really!) We’re looking for the same caliber of students across both our early and regular pools, so, ultimately, you should click that submit button when you feel good about your completed application-no pressure one way or the other. A couple points about Restrictive Early Action (REA) and some things to think about before you click submit: Restriction: you’re agreeing not to apply to any other private university/college’s early program (Early Action, Restrictive Early Action, Early Decision, Early Notification, etc.). There are some exceptions, and they can be found here. Early: the early deadline is November 1st at 11:59pm Pacific Time. Action: if you’re admitted, CONGRATS! This is a non-binding decision and you have until May 1st to respond.  We’d LOVE for you to attend, but we want you to have the freedom to look around, weigh your options, and have the opportunity to find the best fit for your college experience. TIPS. If you feel your application is complete, the best representation of you, and that Stanford is your top choice, GREAT! go ahead and submit. Reasons to consider regular decision (deadline January 3rd at 11:59pm PST): Maybe you need to take, or want to retake a test- the last testing date we’ll be able to consider for REA was the Oct. 11th SAT.  If you’re taking anything after that and want to guarantee those scores will be looked at, RD might be the...
Numbers with Wil: QUESTIONS FROM THE ROAD

Numbers with Wil: QUESTIONS FROM THE ROAD

While on the road, we get tons of great questions, many of which can be answered in part by- you guessed it- NUMBERS! Today’s theme was inspired by you: QUESTIONS FROM THE ROAD! Q: Do you guys do interviews? If so, where? A: We currently offer interviews in 18 areas: Atlanta, Chicago, New York City, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham, Washington D.C., the states of Colorado, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wyoming, as well as Ireland and the UK.  Interviews are completely optional and, even if offered one, are not required to participate- it will never hurt you to decline. If you are offered one, be yourself, be comfortable and, most of all, have fun. For more information check out this FAQ. Q: What do you do at Stanford to help with job placement after graduation? A: Even before you graduate, the Career Development Center has listings for on-campus jobs, over 10,000 jobs and internships as well as information on grants, fellowships, and departmental opportunities.  They also bring jobs to you- there are 16 on-campus job fairs this year alone.  Whether you need help finding a career path or tailoring a resume to help land your dream job, Stanford is a great place to get the ball rolling.   Q: How many states have you been to so far? A: I’m not quite sure what this had to do with admission,but working with students specifically, I’ve been to 10 states in the last 6 months.  TSA and I are best friends.         You’ve got questions?  We have answers. LETS LEARN...
Fun Choices on a September Saturday

Fun Choices on a September Saturday

Hello everyone! My name is Matt Proto and I recently moved to Stanford with my wife, two year old son, and adorable soft coated wheaten terrier. We made the 2,800 mile journey three months ago and are still adjusting to our new lifestyle…

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