This application cycle was a one-shot deal. Because of my husband\'s work, and the fact that we own a house and my son started school this year, we decided MCW was the only school I would apply to this cycle.
I decided to apply Early Decision (EDP) for the following reasons:
1. We have strong ties to Wisconsin and SE Wisconsin in particular.
2. My stats were within the range of MCW\'s MSAR data. I had med with the Director of Admissions before taking the MCAT and was told that if I managed 10\'s in each section then EDP wouldn\'t be inappropriate. I was never encouraged to apply EDP, though.
3. If you apply EDP you get a decision by October 1. They never (or rarely, depending on who you ask) roll EDP applicants into the normal app pool, so the decision is what it is. This was important because if I didn\'t get in I wanted to know ASAP so we could start planning for the next cycle, from both an application strength standpoint and a logistical one (prepping the house for sale, getting ready for moving the family, etc).