Is there a difference between round 1 and round 2
I'm not clear if there is a difference between round 1 and round 2 - is there?
- Eric Allen expert Short answer is...there can be. First, I can run through some of the differences: 1. admissions teams may be more likely to select you in R1 if you are an "out of the box" candidate - once they get to R2 and they already have a few of those candidates, they are likely to be more selective; 2. fellowships are often on a first-come, first-serve basis. Schools are good about planning out fellowships by round, but not always, so the sooner the better; 3. you have another shot on the wait list. If you are waitlisted, you essentially go into the pool with R2 candidates for another look. If you are R2, you are largely dependent upon yield to come off the waitlist. If you are a down-the-middle candidate, it doesn't matter much, but the more unique you are, the more it matters. Under any circumstance, you should ONLY go when ready, but try to get your application in as soon as you can. If you fill in your profile more, I can give you more specific feedback. Hope that helps.