Bad grades, good school. Chance for Exeter?
I got pretty bad grades last year, at least compared to those applying to prep schools. But, I was offered a chance for admission in late May to a decent private school (Moses Brown), so I applied and was accepted. Now, I'm wondering if I could get into Exeter with the following 8th grade grades:
Algebra I: B
Social Studies: B
SSAT: 79th percentile
And let's just say I'll get good grades this semester at MB and good recommendations.
They are not good compared to the average person applying to Exeter. But, I consider myself fairly good at lacrosse and one of my current teachers is Exeter alumni, so if I get a good recommendation from him, is it possible to be accepted? And my mom has a good friend on the admissions team.
Also, I lived abroad in Japan for a year.