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I think they could arrive at any point this week...the announcement about April 2nd is probably just to tell people that they may not get it by Saturday (the last day to get it before the 1st) and that they shouldn't freak out if it doesn't come before the 1st. Making the notification date the 2nd gives them that extra day for people to receive letters before they start passing the announced deadline.
nella11: Don't be heartbroken. You are an excellent student, as evidenced by your acceptances at some top schools. And a waitlisting is miles ahead of a denial, although I don't know how much GT moves their waitlist. Do you have a college counselor you can trust who can advocate quickly on your behalf, perhaps sending in third quarters grades and an additional rec letter? If so, I'd take heart and take action. At the same time, if you can afford it, choose one of the other schools who clearly love you, make a deposit to them, and trust the universe.
SAT I (breakdown): 2360: CR (760), Math (800), Writing (800)
ACT: 35 (didn't report)
SAT II: MathII (800), US History (790), Bio E (770), Spanish (770), Lit (730)
Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.83
Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): top 5%
AP (place score in parenthesis): Calculus BC (5), Human Geography (5), Biology (5), Statistics (5), Psychology (5), English Language (5), European History (5), US History (4), two others not reported.
IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
Senior Year Course Load: Discrete Math, AP English Lit, AP Comparative GoPo, AP Art History, AP Spanish, AP US GoPo, AP Enviro, Spanish Conversation, 2 Portuguese classes at my local university.
Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Three national awards/scholarships in Spanish (two of them were pretty major), National AP Scholar, National Merit Finalist, a couple of 1st and 2nds at the state level in Envirothon.
Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): SHH (officer), Envirothon, Young Democrats (Secretary), Newspaper (managing editor), Math Team, Beta Club, Portuguese Club
Volunteer/Community service: mentoring Hispanic elementary school students, and some high school Spanish tutoring.
Summer Activities: nothing substantial, mostly just took the time to explore things that I didn't get a chance to during the school year, such as gardening, crew, and flying.
Essays: I chucked my original SFS essay about two days before the deadline (I was second-guessing myself and thought that it sounded too cheesy). I finally decided to edit an old freshman year AP Human Geography essay. It might have been risky, but I guess it paid off!
Teacher Recommendation: I didn't read them, but they both really like me. One of them was from a sophomore year teacher though.
Counselor Rec: didn't read, but I go to a pretty big high school and I've only met her about 3 times.
Additional Rec: I didn't read it either, but apparently it was very good! From my Portuguese professor.
Interview: It was held on MARCH 20!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have no idea why it was so late, but I thought it went well. He was a real gentleman (graduated in the 70s) and clearly loved the school.
State (if domestic applicant): Kentucky
Country (if international applicant):
School Type: Public
Income Bracket: 100000 - 110000
Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.) : nothing
Strengths: test scores, course load, awards
Weaknesses: my grades, interview time (!!!), and mediocre ECs.
Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: my admissions officer had his/her coffee break right before reading my app
Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: accepted at UChicago, Dartmouth, UVa (Echols), American (Global Scholars), 2 in-state schools; rejected at Cornell.
I'm so happy to have gotten into SFS! It's thrilling to know that the kid next to you could be the future head of the CIA or something And there are so many wonderful professors and opportunities available to us.
I'm still not sure where I'll end up next year (it'll be a tug of war between here, UVa, UChicago, and Dartmouth) but it's amazing to have such great options. I hope I get decent financial aid.
Good luck to everyone!
Last edited by senoritapipita; 03-30-2012 at 05:47 PM.