My D also got a "likely" though I don't know all the specifics of her stats. She is happy as well as she can eliminate some of the other schools that she had also applied to. UFOninja, I'm sorry to hear of the preliminary results. You're enthusiam had many of us pulling for you which we wish the admissions people at Wellesley could see. There may still be that outside chance as people's minds and hearts change as new results come in. In the meantime, here is the common data set for Wellesley where you can see how you might compare with those that were admitted last year and where you could possibly improve to get into range: http://www.wellesley.edu/InstResearc...ataSet2010.pdf
Summer Activities: camp counselor, spent a month in Senegal (Africa), volunteered for various nonprofits, all having to do with education and/or writing
Essays: great - I really liked them. Common app was about the importance of Harry Potter in my life, and my supplement focused on my visit to the campus and how Wellesley struck me as particularly unique.
Teacher Recommendation: never read them, but I'm pretty sure that they were very good.
Counselor Rec: never read it - but I'm also assuming very good. I have a great relationship with my college counselor.
Additional Rec: president/co-founder of literary magazine wrote me a rec
State (if domestic applicant): WA
Country (if international applicant):
School Type: Private
Ethnicity: mixed (Filipino and Nicaraguan)
Income Bracket: >100,000
Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): my hispanic descent?
Strengths: essays, recs, extracurriculars
Weaknesses: GPA, SAT scores
Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I believe that I showed passion in my essays and in my extracurriculars to show that my interests extend beyond the classroom.
General Comments: I'm so happy! Wellesley isn't my first choice, but it's definitely in my top 3; it's a great school, and I'd be so happy to go here.
SAT I (breakdown): 2290 single sitting (M: 760, W: 800 CR: 730)
SAT II: U.S. History (710) Chem (740) Literature (740) Math II (740)
Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.49
Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): N/A
AP (place score in parenthesis): U.S. History (4) Spanish Language (5) Statistics (4)
Senior Year Course Load: AP Comparative Govt, AP Macroeconomics, AP Bio, AP English, Honors Calc
Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): nothing major.
[ *] Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
Mock Trial, finished 3rd in state 2010 (President, 2 years)
Features Editor for School Paper
Indian Classical Singer-- 11 years, multiple awards
Piano -- 9 years, completed all NYSSMA levels, won Henriette McClelland Award in 2010
Indian Classical Dance-- 6 years
Tennis--Junior Varsity 9th/10th grade
Interned for a Senator (Jun 2011-Sept 2011)
Music/Art Therapist for a nonprofit group helping developmentally disabled children (2 years)
Taught Piano to underprivileged kids in the Bronx (1 year)
Constitutional Law Course at Columbia U (soph year)
Essays: CommonApp was pretty standard, but I felt my Wellesley Supplement was unique.
Teacher Recommendation: Fantastic.
Counselor Rec: Fantastic.
Additional Rec: yup.
Interview: i think it went very well.
State (if domestic applicant): NY
Country (if international applicant):
School Type: Public
Ethnicity: Asian---Indian. In case that wasn't already painfully obvious.
Income Bracket: didn't apply for aid
Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): none.
Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Guess the admissions office looked beyond my GPA
General Comments: Bit surreal, but I am thrilled. I checked while on vacation in Italy and the whole vacation would have pretty much been ruined if this had not been a positive. To all the Possibly/Unlikely applicants, best of luck and don't give up hope.
SAT I (breakdown): 750 CR, 800 M, 800 W (2350 total)
SAT II: 800 Physics, 800 Math ii, 800 Chemistry
Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 94 (on a 100 scale)
Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable):
AP (place score in parenthesis):
IB (place score in parenthesis):
Senior Year Course Load: As an international student, our courses are all fixed.
Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Merit Student of my city, Awards in math competitions, awards in English Speech Competitions
Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
Founder and President of Traditional Chinese Studies Club of my school
Online Blog Writer
President of the student government
Model UN/ Book Exchange Organization etc.
Job/Work Experience: N/A
Volunteer/Community service: Not too much
Summer Activities: Harvard Summit for Young Leaders in China
Several English Camp
Essays: I really like my why Wellesley essay, because I wrote it really sincerely and passionately. I believe they can feel my passion for Wellesley through this essay.
Teacher Recommendation: Pretty good.
Counselor Rec: Pretty good
Additional Rec: N/A
Interview: It was really great! The interviewer was a nice French woman, and I shared a lot of my experiences and my feelings towards Wellesley to her. Best of all my interviews! Probably that's an important factor why I get a likely, because I feel two essays in my application are not enough to show all about myself.
State (if domestic applicant):
Country (if international applicant): China
Gender: Female (of course!)
Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):
[ b]Reflection[ /b][ list][*] Strengths: SAT, essays, interview[*] Weaknesses: GPA, Extracurricular activities, awards[*] Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Because I really really like Wellesley![/list]General Comments: Show your passion through your application, and they will feel it! Good luck to everyone!
My D got POSSIBLE: SAT 2380, SATII math 800 bio 780. Several Extracurriculars, some learder ships. Lots of Volunteer/Community service, about total 300 hrs in hopstital and some other places. Some school awards and art award. Good Essay and recommedation. GPA 96/100 unweighted. Top 5%. Very competetive public school.
I feel the process is random sometimes. She got a full scholarship for some schools now and got a interview for a very competitive BS/MD program. We actually use this college as safe and surprisley it is possible. I just want to say to these Possible student, don't worry, you will end with a good school and congradulation to thos lucky LIKELY!!!