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What Are My Chances Of Getting Into Deerfield Academy & Westminster School?

junglecoconutsjunglecoconuts Posts: 4Registered User New Member
edited December 2012 in Prep School Chances
I am applying to Deerfield Academy and Westminster School this coming year and was wondering my chances of getting in. I would appreciate somewhat more elaborate answers than "good" or "bad" and answers that pertain to my chances of being accepted at both schools rather than just one if possible. Help with other aspects of my education I may want to make known to these schools would be appreciated as well. Also, do I need more Recommendations? Can I use the same personal essay for both schools? Thank you!

Applying To:
Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, MA (13% Acceptance Rate)
Westminster School, Simsbury, CT (28% Acceptance Rate)
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Age: 14
Residing: New England
Financial Aid: No
Current Grade: 9th Grade, Freshman
Applying For: 9th Grade, Freshman

Unweighted GPA's:
6th-9th Grade Average-3.68

9th Grade Semester 1- 3.9

8th Grade Year- 3.49
8th Grade Semester 2- 3.44
8th Grade Semester 1- 3.45

7th Grade Year- 3.7
7th Grade Semester 2- 3.68
7th Grade Semester 1- 3.74

6th Grade Year- 3.63
6th Grade Semester 2- 3.74
6th Grade Semester 1- N/A

Honors Courses:
9th- Honors Algebra 2
8th- Honors Geometry
Conceptual Physics
7th- Honors Algebra 1
Honors Introduction to Physical Science
6th- Honors Pre-Algebra
Honors Science

Current Classes:
Biology
English I
Honors Algebra 2
Latin I
Beginning Acting

SSAT Scores (In Chronological Order)(All Percentiles SSAT Percentile):
2010 (Both Formally Invalid For Applications Although Can Be Made Known)-
1. Verbal- 707 (76%)
Math- 773 (90%)
Reading- 710 (88%)
Total- 2190 (88%)
2. Verbal- 800 (99%)
Math- 779 (92%)
Reading- 731 (96%)
Total- 2310 (99%)
2011 (Formal For Application)-
TBD

SAT:
7th Grade-
81st Percentile Out Of National Ranked College Applicants

IQ: 141 (99.7%)

College Classes:
Currently Taking A 200 Level Class At Connecticut College
Current Grade: B-

Extra-Academics:
I Have Personally Immersed Myself In-
Philosophy
Psychology/Sociology
Cosmology

Johns Hopkins Center For The Talented Youth:
Attended Prestigious Program For 4 Years Taking 3 Week All Day Accelerated Courses In:
Forensics
Aerodynamics
Ethics
Existentialism

Leadership:
Student Council Treasurer
Eldest Sibling Of 7 & 8 Year Old Boy & Girl

Community Service:
Member Of Community Service Organization 5th-9th Grade
7th Grade Head Of Community Service
Local Soup Kitchen Volunteer
Involved In A Program Teaching Mentally Disabled Youth To Play Baseball
Involved In School-Wide Efforts Such As: Can Drives, Supplying Wells To African Villages, Raising Money For Unicef
Made & Delivered Mayday Baskets To Local Senior Citizen Homes With Several Classmates
Helped Set Up A School Music Festival
Arts & Crafts, Basketball, Games Etc. With Local Children After School Tuesdays
Interested In Getting Involved With The Local Big Brothers/Big Sisters Organization

Drama:
4 Plays Outside Of School (Crowd: 3 Small, 1 Big)
2 Plays In School (Crowd: Both Medium)
Year Long Beginning Acting Class

Essays:
Deerfield- 2300 Word Personal Essay, 522 Word Short Essay
Westminster- 2300 Word Personal Essay, 7 One Sentence Short Answers, 247 Word Short Essay

Recommendations:
English- Some Positive, Some Negative
Math- All Positive
Latin- All Positive

Sports:
Baseball- 8 years
Snowboarding- 5 years
Cross-Country Running- 1 year

Other Awards:
Recognition For High Scores On National Latin Test
Recognition For High Scores On National Physical Science Test
Recognition For High Scores On National Conceptual Physics Test
Poetry Recitation-
3rd Place Out Of About 180 Students
Top 10 Out Of About 180 Students

I Tend To Be A Very Well Spoken Interviewee, Can Bring A Positive Attitude To A Campus, And Not To Mention I'm Extremely Good Looking As Well As Very Modest (:
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Replies to: What Are My Chances Of Getting Into Deerfield Academy & Westminster School?

  • magusalexmagusalex Posts: 153Registered User Junior Member
    haha love the ending, you seem to have a great chance, your grades for deerfield are a little low, but how does your score come up with gpa's? But from your ssat and IQ testing you seem to make it up. It is also quite impressive that you are taking a college class.
  • junglecoconutsjunglecoconuts Posts: 4Registered User New Member
    @magusalex
    I just calculated my GPA's taking into account honors classes and such.
    Thanks for your input, I appreciate it!
  • deb8iscooldeb8iscool Posts: 4Registered User New Member
    lolol 141 isn't very high bro......i have 169 with all SSAT scores above 90%.....so imagine your post x1000.... I barely made it into Deerfield.......and I'm pretty sure you will make it into Westminster jsky. ;)
  • swimmer1314swimmer1314 Posts: 5Registered User New Member
    what would be my chances of getting in? I have never gotten below an A on any of my report cards, this quarter my grades were:
    English-
    Latin-A+
    Gym-A
    Dance-A
    Geometry-A+
    Chorus-A+
    Band-A+
    Science-A
    I also swim, my 100 fly time is currently a 1:04.15 and my 50 free is 27.11 i compared my times to other of the schools girl varsity swimmers and i can beat most of them.
    (i'm in 8th grade right now)
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