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Elon 2014 Early Action DECISIONS

ascout15ascout15 Posts: 34Registered User Junior Member
edited February 2010 in Elon University
Post your decision, fellow EA-ers! :)
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  • ascout15ascout15 Posts: 34Registered User Junior Member
    Decision: Accepted

    Stats: took SAT once
    * SAT Verbal: 630
    * SAT Math: 640
    * SAT Writing: 730
    * SAT Total: 2020
    * SAT II: Lit: 710 Bio (M): 710
    * ACT: 31
    * AP/IB taken/scores: Biology: 5, English Language and Composition: 5
    * GPA weighted: 3.75
    * GPA unweighted: 3.6
    * Rank or % estimate: No real idea. We're not informed.

    Subjective:
    * Essays: Can't say they were masterpieces, but I think they were good.
    * Teacher Recs: No idea, probably excellent.
    * Counselor Rec: Probably very good.

    Location/Person:
    * State or Country: Delaware
    * School Type: Charter, very competitive.
    * Ethnicity: American
    * Gender: Female
    * Legacy Yes/No: No.
    * Recruited Yes/No: No.
    * Important ECs: Yearbook, Science Ambassadors, Charter Buddies, Youth group.
    Other Factors: none, really.
  • bplusmombplusmom Posts: 78Registered User Junior Member
    My D got deferred with a 3.74 and a 28 ACT. They also want to see the midyear report. My D is devastated.

    Anyone else?
  • ArtemisDeaArtemisDea Posts: 643Registered User Member
    Decision: Accepted

    Stats: took SAT 3 times
    * SAT Verbal: 680
    * SAT Math: 610
    * SAT Writing: 690
    * SAT Total: 1980
    * ACT: 31
    * AP/IB taken/scores: English Language and Composition: 5
    * GPA weighted: ??
    * GPA unweighted: ~3.4
    * Rank or % estimate: N/A

    Subjective:
    * Essays: Good.
    * Teacher Recs: No idea, probably excellent.
    * Counselor Rec: Probably very good.

    Location/Person:
    * State or Country: NC
    * School Type: New England Prep School, Extremely Competitive
    * Ethnicity: American
    * Gender: Female
    * Legacy Yes/No: No.
    * Recruited Yes/No: No.
    * Important ECs: Editor of the Newspaper, Prefect, TA in Ceramics, YMUN Honorary Mention Best Delegate, Essay Contest Winner, Term paper published in school's journal of history and social science... etc. etc.
    Other Factors: none, really.
  • pennyppennyp Posts: 10Registered User New Member
    accepted! stats to follow!
  • Virginiafan13Virginiafan13 Posts: 454Registered User Member
    Decision: Accepted

    Stats: took SAT once
    * SAT Verbal: 650
    * SAT Math: 720
    * SAT Writing: 690
    * SAT Total: 2060
    * SAT II: didn't send them
    * ACT: 29
    * AP/IB taken/scores: AP Calculus AB: 4, AP US History: 3
    * GPA weighted: 3.6
    * GPA unweighted: 3.2
    * Rank or % estimate: School doesn't rank

    Subjective:
    * Essays: Pretty solid
    * Teacher Recs: Very Good
    * Counselor Rec: Very good and talked about my involvement with Community Service

    Location/Person:
    * State or Country: North Carolina
    * School Type: Well Respected Private School
    * Ethnicity: African American
    * Gender: Male
    * Legacy Yes/No: No.
    * Recruited Yes/No: No.
    * Important EC: Lots of community service, Varsity Soccer, Internship over the summer, Highest Position of Leadership school can offer
    Hooks/Other factors: URM and my school has a good relationship with Elon
  • 1 Sky Pilot1 Sky Pilot Posts: 558Registered User Member
    Congratulations ya'll! Hope to see you in disney worl- er, I mean Elon next fall!
  • ctreelmomctreelmom Posts: 39Registered User Junior Member
    @bplusmom, I'm right there with you. I wouldn't say d is devastated, as it wasn't an outright no, but I have a feeling it might as well be once the RD pool fills up. Wasn't a great night as she got deferred by Northeastern too. Good luck to your d!

    Stats:

    Public HS, CT
    White Female
    GPA unweighted: 3.02 (upward trend)
    5 APs, 3 Honors
    Decent ECs but not a ton of them
    Hook: 10 years in competitive Irish Dance to the World Championship level
    Essay: I thought it was great, but I'm not the one who matters, lol
    Recs: Strong
    ACT: 29 (taken once)
    Didn't submit SATs
  • bplusmombplusmom Posts: 78Registered User Junior Member
    Ctreelmom,

    My D's stats are very similar to your.

    Private all girls high school, DC metro area
    White Female
    GPA weighted 3.72, Unweighted 3.5
    ACT superscored 28 did not submit SATs

    10 Honors and 2 APs
    Many ECS but not in a leadership position.
    I believe she has strong recommendations but now I am wondering
    She is very well liked by teachers and administrators in the school

    Works very hard for her grades.


    We just need to show Elon "the love" in someway that makes a point without being too much.

    Thanks for Sharing
  • Oakton ParentOakton Parent Posts: 50Registered User Junior Member
    Our daughter also was deferred--we're frankly stunned. She had a 3.91 (w) GPA with 7 AP and 6 honors classes, a 30 ACT, and very good ECs and recommendations. Was not prepared for this at all.
  • DougBetsyDougBetsy Posts: 5,828Registered User Senior Member
    Son was accepted.

    Stats: took SAT once
    * SAT Verbal: 740
    * SAT Math: 590
    * SAT Writing: 630
    * SAT Total: 1960 superscore
    * SAT II: didn't send 'em
    * ACT: 29
    * AP/IB taken/scores: Stat 3, World 4, USH 3, plus 4 more APs this year
    * GPA weighted: 4.0
    * GPA unweighted: 3.6
    * Rank or % estimate: 44/312.

    Subjective:
    * Essays: pretty good.
    * Teacher Recs: No idea, probably pretty good.
    * Counselor Rec: who knows, she's barely met son.

    Location/Person:
    * State or Country: Maryland
    * School Type: Public, falls in and out of magazine rankings.
    * Ethnicity: White
    * Gender: Boy
    * Legacy Yes/No: No.
    * Recruited Yes/No: No.
    * Important ECs: XC captain, percussion lead, track, NHS, French club, ski club, statewide writing award
    * Other: Listed Elon as one of the schools on his Army ROTC app.

    Oakton Parent and bplusmom - your Ds' stats look very good. Don't give up. You've demonstrated interest with EA; that could boost your RD chances. :)
  • ctreelmomctreelmom Posts: 39Registered User Junior Member
    @Oakton Parent, I have to say, I'm surprised too with those stats. Maybe your child looked TOO good and they thought they were just a safety?

    @BPlusmom: Not sure how to show them the love--we live too far away to visit again. Maybe an email or call to the admissions folks? I'm not optimistic for RD but I guess you never know.
  • bplusmombplusmom Posts: 78Registered User Junior Member
    DougBetsy. Congratulations!!!!! I have seen your messages on the Elon site since last year. Your son must be very happy and relieved.

    Thanks for your support. From My D's school 12 other girls applied EA.

    My daughter has worked very hard in freshman and sophmore year with grades to prove it. She has studied and worked hard every year. Her school only allows a few AP's a year. The honors classes are very hard.

    At the moment, we are in shock and need to come up with a plan.

    If anyone on this site can suggest a plan to help her get in RD I would appreciate it.

    (I need to be a little cryptic about her high school since there are very few all girls schools in the Washington area.)
  • bplusmombplusmom Posts: 78Registered User Junior Member
    I would love to continue chatting but work is calling and I still need to get ready. I will respond later today.
  • Oakton ParentOakton Parent Posts: 50Registered User Junior Member
    Additional note. Daughter was accepted into Tulane but deferred at Elon. Who would have thought?
  • Scoutmom9Scoutmom9 Posts: 434Registered User Member
    Accepted !!!

    Stats:
    * SAT Verbal: 640
    * SAT Math: 650
    * SAT Writing: 670
    * SAT Total: 1960
    * SAT II: Math Lev II: 590 US History: 700
    * AP/IB taken/scores: US History: 5
    (Took mostly all honors and AP level classes)
    * GPA weighted: 3.99
    * GPA unweighted: 3.4
    * Rank: 10%

    Subjective:
    * Essays: OK
    * Teacher Recs: excellent.
    * Counselor Rec: excellent
    Location/Person:
    * State or Country: New Jersey
    * School Type: small public
    * Ethnicity: American
    * Gender: Male
    * Legacy: No
    * Recruited: No
    * Important EC: Class President, XC/Track varsity, Youth Ministry Leader, Lifeguard/ certified Swim instructor

    Son has not visited Elon yet and is anxious to do so.
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