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Official US Universities Applicants Thread 2022

Hey everyone!

There's less than a month left until most RD and ED2 applications are due now, so here's a place to discuss where you applied early, and/or where you'll be applying in the regular round!

Even after applications are due, this can be a great place to talk to others and get support regarding decision release, choosing the right university to attend, and maybe even meeting somebody else in the same class as you!

Here's some pointers to get you started:

1. What is your intended major, if you know?
2. Did you apply anywhere early, if so, where?
3. Where are you applying in the regular round?
4. How have you found the US application process?
5. Anything else you wanna talk about?

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Reply 1
1. What is your intended major, if you know?

English Literature.

2. Did you apply anywhere early, if so, where?

Yale REA. Definitely not getting in (they never even approved my NCP Waiver), but I'm proud of myself for going for something I've wanted since I was 8!

3. Where are you applying in the regular round?

Unfortunately, I have very little time to work on Regular Round essays, so my list has narrowed down a lot from what it was originally. Currently, it's: Cornell (essay finished); Colgate (essays finished); Columbia (essays pending); Middlebury (no essays); Colby (no essays); Smith (need to start essays); Wellesley (need to start essays), and possibly Amherst. I'm really into small, New England Liberal Arts Colleges (and just New England in general!)

4. How have you found the US application process?

I've been lucky enough to receive a lot more support throughout the process than many people, which I'm incredibly grateful for. It's been a period of self-doubt and hardship, but I'm happy to have been given the opportunity to explore options outside of the UK. I think the worst part for me was definitely applying for financial aid. My mum didn't really have a stable job when I was filling in the CSS profile, so it was difficult to find a sufficient equivalent to the P60.

5. Anything else you wanna talk about?

To anyone else applying to uni (US, UK, etc.), I wish you the best of luck! No matter the outcome, you're a brilliant and extremely talented individual!
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Original post by revert2
1. What is your intended major, if you know?

English Literature.

2. Did you apply anywhere early, if so, where?

Yale REA. Definitely not getting in (they never even approved my NCP Waiver), but I'm proud of myself for going for something I've wanted since I was 8!

3. Where are you applying in the regular round?

Unfortunately, I have very little time to work on Regular Round essays, so my list has narrowed down a lot from what it was originally. Currently, it's: Cornell (essay finished); Colgate (essays finished); Columbia (essays pending); Middlebury (no essays); Colby (no essays); Smith (need to start essays); Wellesley (need to start essays), and possibly Amherst. I'm really into small, New England Liberal Arts Colleges (and just New England in general!)

4. How have you found the US application process?

I've been lucky enough to receive a lot more support throughout the process than many people, which I'm incredibly grateful for. It's been a period of self-doubt and hardship, but I'm happy to have been given the opportunity to explore options outside of the UK. I think the worst part for me was definitely applying for financial aid. My mum didn't really have a stable job when I was filling in the CSS profile, so it was difficult to find a sufficient equivalent to the P60.

5. Anything else you wanna talk about?

To anyone else applying to uni (US, UK, etc.), I wish you the best of luck! No matter the outcome, you're a brilliant and extremely talented individual!

ahhhh i applied to yale rea with english as my intended major too! got deferred - hope you had a better outcome!!! 🤞
Reply 3
Original post by danc1ngqueen
ahhhh i applied to yale rea with english as my intended major too! got deferred - hope you had a better outcome!!! 🤞

It's so cool to meet another English applicant! Unfortunately, I got deferred too. I know there's still a chance in Regular Decision, but I think I might apply Early Decision 2 somewhere else.
I hope you get accepted in Regular Decision—if not, it's Yale's loss :tongue:
Hey all!

Applying to Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Cornell, Princeton and Brown :smile: all regular decision

Very last minute decision to apply to be honest so just making my way through the essays as we speak.

I’ve only applied to very competitive schools in US because if I went to the US it would only be for a really good college because I already have places at good unis in the UK and Ireland :smile: plus i don’t have much time haha

Best of luck everyone
Original post by azby1098
Hey all!

Applying to Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Cornell, Princeton and Brown :smile: all regular decision

Very last minute decision to apply to be honest so just making my way through the essays as we speak.

I’ve only applied to very competitive schools in US because if I went to the US it would only be for a really good college because I already have places at good unis in the UK and Ireland :smile: plus i don’t have much time haha

Best of luck everyone


just curious, why not Dartmouth and Penn too? Not saying I disagree with not doing Dartmouth, haha, I haven’t either! I applied to all of them but Dartmouth and Cornell.
Original post by Anonymous
just curious, why not Dartmouth and Penn too? Not saying I disagree with not doing Dartmouth, haha, I haven’t either! I applied to all of them but Dartmouth and Cornell.


I actually since changed my mind haha!

I’ve now applied to all but Columbia haha. Last minute I realised I really liked Dartmouth and I had some spare time so applied to UPenn too
Original post by azby1098
I actually since changed my mind haha!

I’ve now applied to all but Columbia haha. Last minute I realised I really liked Dartmouth and I had some spare time so applied to UPenn too


Oh how exciting! Wishing you the best of luck!
Reply 8
Anyone who applied for PhD in Harvard University? Specifically PhD Biological Sciences in Public health with specialisation in Infectious disease and Immunology?
Hey, what are your predicted grades if you don't mind me asking? I've also applied to some US Unis; NYU, Northwestern, Pace. Wishing you best of luck!

Original post by azby1098
Hey all!

Applying to Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Cornell, Princeton and Brown :smile: all regular decision

Very last minute decision to apply to be honest so just making my way through the essays as we speak.

I’ve only applied to very competitive schools in US because if I went to the US it would only be for a really good college because I already have places at good unis in the UK and Ireland :smile: plus i don’t have much time haha

Best of luck everyone
Original post by Anonymous
Hey, what are your predicted grades if you don't mind me asking? I've also applied to some US Unis; NYU, Northwestern, Pace. Wishing you best of luck!



i’ve applied to NYU and Northwestern too!! Great schools
Reply 11
Probably a shot in the dark but if there's anyone who's applied to Harvard, Yale, Columbia or Penn for their LLM/Juris Doctor/J.S.D, could you please pm me? :smile:
Original post by Anonymous
i’ve applied to NYU and Northwestern too!! Great schools

Nice!! did you register for a Northwestern Interview?
Original post by Anonymous
Nice!! did you register for a Northwestern Interview?


yes i did! mine is scheduled for two weeks from now! i’m excited but nervous 😅
Original post by Anonymous
yes i did! mine is scheduled for two weeks from now! i’m excited but nervous 😅

mines scheduled for monday and just got told yesterday (Thursday) I'm very scared haha. Wishing us both luck!!
Original post by Anonymous
mines scheduled for monday and just got told yesterday (Thursday) I'm very scared haha. Wishing us both luck!!


I’m sure you’ll do great. Lmk how it goes, best wishes!!
Original post by Anonymous
mines scheduled for monday and just got told yesterday (Thursday) I'm very scared haha. Wishing us both luck!!


hey, hope your interview went well!!
Original post by Anonymous
hey, hope your interview went well!!

yeah it was okay, not too bad
Hey

Applying to Harvard, Yale, Caltech, PENN, Duke, Colgate, Case Western and Middlebury
Rejected Stanford REA :wink: . I haven't heard back for any interviews yet

Best of luck everyone, good to see others trying to go to the States
Original post by philip.13o+++++
Hey

Applying to Harvard, Yale, Caltech, PENN, Duke, Colgate, Case Western and Middlebury
Rejected Stanford REA :wink: . I haven't heard back for any interviews yet

Best of luck everyone, good to see others trying to go to the States


hello, welcome to the thread! wishing you luck, i’ve also applied to harvard, yale, penn, and stanford among others! keep us posted!

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