my daughter is an RPI medalist, she also was asked to participate in the S.T.A.R program (they get to spend a few days there to see if they like it). She had to show her transcript, complete with grades and SAT/ACT scores. Since they approved of her attending STAR, does this mean her chances of being accepted are very good? Thanks.
I am also an RPI medalist and this I attended the RPI medalist open house. At the open house they said medalists have an increased chance of getting in - about 65%. They said that 35% get rejected because not all the students are completely "well rounded."
Be careful--we had a student who would not have been our school's medalist if any science teachers had a say was in fact selected as our medalist because he asked Guidance for the award, and Guidance didn't have the sense to check if he was deserving.
Caused some bad feelings between science and guidance staffs.
As a result, we (science staff) took over the selection process so that a student who skipped science as a senior wouldn't receive this award again.