You have to be relentless. There are thousands of emails every week sent to these coaches. Emails need to go to coaches, position coach, assistant coaches. We even have sent to secretaries and strength coaches. Relentless. I think it also shows commitment on the recruits end.
We emailed weekly highlights and even after season we continued with weekly, every Sunday early and we would get many real-time responses.
Just sending in a few emails won’t get noticed unless you are a 4+ star recruit.
Also as you know, MIT, even with support is at best 20% odds. High stat 1550+ SAT: 35+ ACT rejected by the thousands. It’s MIT.
@marlowe1 I’d believe it’s more the parents than the applicants.
@85bears46 It is interesting that Chicago is impacted the most by bad press, while the majority of the schools you listed, and other top tiers, have crime rates at or higher than UChicago and certainly home cities which have much higher per capita rates.
But again, perception is a tough nut to crack.
As I’ve mentioned many times, spent the month of August walking all over Hyde Park during the day and late night and I never felt unsafe.
Off topic as always, managed to get into Hyde Park this past weekend and take my boy and his suite mates out for dinner. First observation : hats off to the housing team as these boys act like they’ve known each other since childhood and not just a few weeks.
Second observation : UChicago was first choice ED for one, EDII for another and two chose over admits at MIT, Harvard, Stanford and other top tier schools through RD. Their decisions were based on specific departments, professors and school culture.
Incredibly impressive kids and for me personally, the UChicago experience keeps getting better and better.
If at the top of their list and she is academically qualified, the preread at Uchicago and coaches support could generate a likely letter and ultimate admission.
RD at Uchicago last year was less than 2% acceptance rate.
Discuss with the coach, and apply EA to Uchicago and ED to another school and switch to EDII depending on outcome of the initial ED. Anytime your in the single digits it's good to have a backup, supported or not.
EDII at Uchicago last year was by far the highest acceptance percentage, albeit very low numbers.