I am thinking about applying Early Decision to my state school. I am a reapplicant, and I have heard that Early Decision is only for very competitive students. The thing is, I know that I will go to my state school if accepted there, and if you are accepted Early Decision, you must go to that school. So, it makes sense from that standpoint. My graduate GPA is pretty good - 3.88, and my MCAT is 30. But, if I am not accepted Early Decision, does it hurt my application or slow down the process of getting accepted "the normal way" (rolling admissions) thereafter? I just want to make this next year off as stress-less as possible (well, I do have a wedding to plan...sigh) and there is no way better than knowing if I am in by October 15th. Any advice? Thanks all. Cheers.