Framed, before you attempt to cow people with your withering adolescent scorn you might want to consult a dictionary. You don't seem to understand the meaning of "redundant" or "blackmail," and your use of "extrapolate" is far from ideal.
reading internet fights where people try to outsmart one another with witty phrases and big words makes me chuckle lol yes my grammar suks i thought id say that this bickering is funny... and consolation I'd bet that you took 30 minutes posting that to sound cool haha
Yes we are all good now, I understand it was not meant as a malicious insult as I initially read it. Not sure you will catch me using it, but I understand completely. I never intended to start such a large scale argument! Well anyways, tomorrow I will know and so will everyone else who applied, so good luck to all!
I live in Hanover NH and a ton of kids from my school apply every year. Most people who get in from my school have a 2000+ SAT, and if you're going for sports you're basically in. One thing is though, a couple of years ago, our valedictorian got into both Harvard and Yale, but he didn't get into Dartmouth or Tufts - so you never know. But good luck to you! I didn't want to go to Dartmouth because I live basically on campus, but I can definitely see why people love it so much.
You are not asking for need based financial aid and were not admitted at Colgate, or Hamilton and other schools that are need aware. The biggest mistake that you did in the whole process was that you listened to your counselor who told you that the extra 50 points do not matter and you should not retake the SAT. This is true if you were over the 2200 point mark. Otherwise you had a decent chance to get in top schools. Some of the school counselors are just clueless. My kid's counselor said that the test scores are not important and colleges do not give too much weight on them. LOL!!! Top schools want to maintain their high score profile because it pleases alumni for their alma mater to have high rankings. Nowadays that the applicant pool has skyrocketed to the moon, it is just too competitive and the adcom can easily find applicants with top scores among 40k students in order to fill 1500 spots. To accept students with low GPA-rank or test scores, the student must have a very exceptional hook/sappy story.
Gheffty is in at GW which is a great spot to be at this point of the season. All other acceptances are pure gravy once you have one good school you like.
Hamiliton is need blind, Colgate is not.
Framed, I have nothing to hold over the OP. I was just giving him a warning because in my 10 years of perusing these boards, I have recognized some of the posters. There are adults who can and do make judgements when they catch a person posting things that they deem inappropriate or feel they are being dissed. I know some parents who have posted over the years who interviewed for colleges and recognized some kids posting here. Someitmes not a good thing. So, yes, I was a bit sharp with the OP, but for a reason that was on his/her side.
I have too many young adult/teen kids of my own, not to mention cousins, nieces, nephews and friends who are going through the gauntlet of college admissions and becoming a self sufficient adult to easily take anything out on a kid who vents. I was warning, not threating, and not warning about myself. I think the OP is fine with what happened and so am I. I like to see "upsets" both in sports and in admissions. I am rooting for the OP.
@Ana1 the test scores surely are not my strong point...I htink my mistake was focusing more on the ACTs to be honest. Timing is quite difficult but my tutor thought I would be better at them. I took the ACTs one las time in December (was doing really well with practicing and getting the timing down) then I got sick the day before. I went in and took them anyways (though I was pretty hot and shaky the whole way so I couldn't think well). In the end I got a 35 on the english section and did terrible on everything else because I got more sick and lost focus. Anyways, some schools super-score the ACT so my score would be a 30 with that. Unfortunately, Dartmouth does not super-score the ACT. But I was basically right around that 2000 score equivalent.
@cptofthehouse we shall find out in an hour and a half.....I am pretty calm because I have no expectations on getting in, but there are some people at my school who are really really worried about it. Surprising really since these are reach schools fore everyone.
OP, I don't think you should dwell on your SAT/ACT right now. It's less than an hour until decisions are released. Thinking of the "should have" will make it even worse. Also, you never know. Don't lose hope.