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Official Barnard College Early Decision Class of 2018

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  • PurpleWriter6729PurpleWriter6729 45 replies3 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @collegebound4028, I do theater and choir as well! (Mostly choir) :D
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  • heytypethisinheytypethisin 19 replies2 threadsRegistered User New Member
    [*] SAT I (breakdown): N/A
    [*] ACT: 32
    [*] SAT II: N/A
    [*] Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.93
    [*] Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): N/A
    [*] AP (place score in parenthesis): AP US History (4), AP Gov (3), AP Macroeconomics (4)
    [*] IB (place score in parenthesis):
    [*] Senior Year Course Load: AP German 500, AP Literature, AP Calculus AB, AP Psychology, AP Music Theory, Women's Studies, Symphony Band
    [*] Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Accepted into MSBOA All-State Band, national honors society (idk if either of these are "major" awards but idk where else to put them....)

    [/list]Subjective:
    • Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Symphony Band for 4 years (principle clarinetist this year), marching band for 4 years (drum major this year as well as last year), track and field freshman and sophomore year (varsity sophomore year), cross country sophomore and junior year (varsity both years, part of the states team sophomore year), pit orchestra of my school's musical
    • Job/Work Experience: waitress at a local restaurant for almost a year now
    • Volunteer/Community service: summer in the city (a city rejuvenation project in Detroit), I also volunteered at a local retirement home
    • Summer Activities: attended blue lake fine arts camp for 2 summers, went on an archaeological dig last summer in Italy
    • Essays: pretty good
    • Teacher Recommendation: one very strong one from my band teacher as well as two others from teachers I loved ( one economics the other pre calc)
    • Counselor Rec: should be pretty good
    • Interview: I took an interview in my area with a member of barnard's alumni, it seemed to go really well
    Other
    • Applied for Financial Aid?: yes
    • Intended Major: undecided
    • State (if domestic applicant): MI
    • Country (if international applicant):
    • School Type: public
    • Ethnicity: white
    • Gender: :)
    • Income Bracket: over $100,000
    • Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): I can't think of any :(

      Ahhhh I'm so nervous to find out! I can't believe we will all be receiving letters in like 2 weeks! I wish everyone here the best of luck! Hopefully we will all be seeing each other in the fall!! :D
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  • triforceofsaratriforceofsara 16 replies13 threadsRegistered User New Member
    [ *] SAT I (breakdown): 2040 (CR: 670, M: 620, W: 750)
    [ *] ACT:
    [ *] SAT II: World History (680), US History (700), Literature (650)
    [ *] Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.8 (93.2/100)
    [ *] Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): School does not rank
    [ *] AP (place score in parenthesis): English Language (5), Art history (5), US History (3)
    [ *] IB (place score in parenthesis):
    [ *] Senior Year Course Load: AP English Literature, AP European History, AP Spanish, Calculus Honors, Gym, Theatre Arts, Concert and Marching Band, Econ. Seminar
    [ *] Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): None of these, but other kinds of awards for forensics speech at state and regional levels

    [ /list][ b]Subjective:[ /b][ list]
    [ *] Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Drama Club (Property Master, Shakespeare Festival Director; lead and supporting roles in tons of shows plus three different crews), Forensics Speech Team (State Semi-Finalist/Co-Captain), Newspaper (Features Editor in 11th and now Co-Layout Editor in 12th), Marching and Concert Band (Clarinet 1, second to 1st chair)
    [ *] Job/Work Experience: Worked as a cashier summer after frosh year; have worked with local children’s theater backstage and as stage manager
    [ *] Volunteer/Community service: Volunteer with a local organization designed to prevent substance abuse among teens and I volunteer my time with the middle school drama program.
    [ *] Summer Activities: (See work and community experience)
    [ *] Essays: I had them looked over by my English teacher plus both of my parents (who edit for a living). They were focused and strong, I think!
    [ *] Teacher Recommendation: One from my English teacher who I’ve known for seven years, the other from my AP US History teacher. I waived my right to see them but I think they’re pretty good, so far as I know.
    [ *] Counselor Rec: My counselor knows how neurotic I am about grades and the college process…I hope it was good!
    [ *] Additional Rec:
    [ *] Interview: I had an interview with Barnard last August—it went well! The admissions rep. was wonderful and we had a 30 minute conversation about my interests and ambitions. She was lovely.

    [ /list][ b]Other[ /b][ list]
    [ *] Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    [ *] Intended Major: Theatre/English
    [ *] State (if domestic applicant): New York
    [ *] Country (if international applicant): USA
    [ *] School Type: Public
    [ *] Ethnicity: White
    [ *] Gender: :D
    [ *] Income Bracket: Around 100k
    [ *] Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): Twin sister entering college same year?
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  • PurpleWriter6729PurpleWriter6729 45 replies3 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Two weeks, everyone!! (Probably less) AAAAAAH :O
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  • emilyjeanemilyjean 1 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    [ *] SAT I (breakdown):
    [ *] ACT: 31
    [ *] SAT II: 750 on US History
    [ *] Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.18 weighted (we don’t have unweighted)
    [ *] Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 7%
    [ *] AP (place score in parenthesis): US History (5) Gov (5) Lang/Comp (4)
    [ *] IB (place score in parenthesis):
    [ *] Senior Year Course Load: AP Lit, Physics, AP Psych, Choir, AP Stats, AP Environmental, Yearbook
    [ *] Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Cum Laude, National Honor Society, Quill and Scroll Society, International Thespian Society, Denison Book Award, Bel Canto Award, Lion’s Pride Award, Outstanding Junior/Sophomore Yearbook Award, Top 5 Homecoming Court

    [ /list][ b]Subjective:[ /b][ list]
    [ *] Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Student Council – (Senior Class President, Junior Class VP, Sophomore Treasurer, Freshman Treasurer) Key Club – (Class Representative all four years) Gay-Straight Alliance – (Vice President) Choir – (Vice President) Drama Club – (Secretary) Book Club – (Co-Captain) Mentor Program – (Mentor)
    [ *] Job/Work Experience: I work at a local ice cream shop in my town and was promoted to Assistant Manager this past summer.
    [ *] Volunteer/Community service: Interned for the Obama Campaign, volunteer for children’s section of public library, Pelotonia volunteer for cancer, Charity Newsies volunteer.
    [ *] Summer Activities: I was selected by The Ohio American Legion Auxiliary to attend the week long session, Buckeye Girls State, which was designed to develop leadership and pride in American citizens (elected Mayor of my city).
    [ *] Essays: I took an essay course over the summer, had my teachers/parents read over them, and have won awards in writing before, so hopefully they’re good!
    [ *] Teacher Recommendation: I waived my right, but they’re both my favorite teachers so they should be good letters!
    [ *] Counselor Rec: My counselor is great and we get along really well, so her letter should be good!
    [ *] Additional Rec:
    [ *] Interview: The interview was awesome! She was great and told me I would be perfect for Barnard.

    [ /list][ b]Other[ /b][ list]
    [ *] Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    [ *] Intended Major: English
    [ *] State (if domestic applicant): Ohio
    [ *] Country (if international applicant): USA
    [ *] School Type: public
    [ *] Ethnicity: white
    [ *] Gender: female
    [ *] Income Bracket: ~ 70,000
    [ *] Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):


    GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!!!
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  • PurpleWriter6729PurpleWriter6729 45 replies3 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    So many clearly talented and unique girls (women? :O)!! I hope we can all be a part of Barnard's Class of 2018!!!
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  • fromnytoparisfromnytoparis 29 replies5 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    When I met with my rep last month she told me that she thought they were going to send out emails this year (to everyone, not just international applicants). But I'm not sure this is confirmed. Has anyone heard anything?
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  • PurpleWriter6729PurpleWriter6729 45 replies3 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @fromnytoparis, I know they do emails for regular decision, but according to the Barnard website, they send out letters to US Early Decision applicants.

    This is what it says:
    "Finally, students who apply Early Decision should know that if they are applying for financial aid, their application for aid will undergo a thorough review for need-based aid, based on the projected income and asset information presented in the CSS Profile and prior year tax information. If qualified, a financial aid estimated package will be mailed with the Early Decision acceptance letter."
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  • Collegebound4028Collegebound4028 8 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    according to the barnard spring.me website, they are going to send out emails!

    Spring.me


    it's the second question on the page.


    honestly it's pretty confusing because you have given us very little information (or maybe i'm just a little overeager) but from what i've researched, i think that either they send it through email and mail or just mail.
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  • angelfishxangelfishx 12 replies1 threadsRegistered User New Member
    Good luck to everyone! :)

    [ *] SAT I (Breakdown): None
    [ *] ACT: 34 (English: 33 critical reading: 30 Science: 36 math: 35 writing: 9)
    [ *] SAT II: None
    [ *] Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): Full IB diploma candidate! No GPA available.
    [ *] Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): School doesn't rank but I am definitely within top 10% of my class
    [ *] AP (place score in parenthesis): None
    [ *] IB (place score in parenthesis): HL Chemistry (6), HL Biology (7), HL Chinese B (7), HL Economics (7), SL English Langlit (6), SL Math (7)
    [ *] Senior Year Course Load: Subject courses listed above. Full IB diploma candidates take the same subjects for two years.
    [ *] Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Academic scholar (full scholarship), Academic excellence awards at my school

    [ /list][ b]Subjective:[ /b][ list]
    [ *] Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): LGBT network (Founder), 24 hour hungerthon supporting World Vision (Founder), Human rights action club (Campaign organizer), Henna club (Founder), Interschool anti human trafficking network (Head of internal affairs), Model United Nations (External affairs, delegate), Student at Hong Kong academy of Performing Arts (Studying Voice and Piano)
    [ *] Job/Work Experience: Editorial Internship at The Prospect!
    [ *] Volunteer/Community service: English tutor at Integrated Family Service Center (Basically, I am a volunteer for the Social Welfare department, owned by the Hong Kong government)
    [ *] Summer Activities: Travel!
    [ *] Essays: I wrote about my passion for knowledge (My IB subjects reflect that because I am the only student at my school taking 4 Higher Levels. I simply wanted to learn more!!). I've received decent feedbacks :)
    [ *] Teacher Recommendation: Waived my rights but they should be good.
    [ *] Counselor Rec: Waived my rights but it should be good.
    [ *] Additional Rec: N/A
    [ *] Interview: Had an interview with a Senior admissions officer. It was mediocre because it was the first college interview I've ever had. I feel like I didn't show enough of my qualities. Oh wells.

    [ /list][ b]Other[ /b][ list]
    [ *] Applied for Financial Aid?: No
    [ *] Intended Major: Undecided
    [ *] State (if domestic applicant):
    [ *] Country (if international applicant):Hong Kong
    [ *] School Type: independent international school
    [ *] Ethnicity: Chinese (but did not disclose on app)
    [ *] Gender: Female
    [ *] Income Bracket: Over 100000
    [ *] Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): first generation college
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  • PurpleWriter6729PurpleWriter6729 45 replies3 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @collegebound4028, thank you! I didn't know that. So I guess we'll be getting emails and letters.

    Also, I found this graph online that was interesting. These are the stats for the class of 2017 regarding rejections/acceptances. (Obviously, it doesn't represent the entire class...just a portion.) I know everyone--including myself--is nervous so I hope this calms your nerves!

    http://0.tqn.com/d/collegeapps/1/0/W/Q/-/-/barnard-college-gpa-sat.jpg


    Good luck!!!!!
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  • Collegebound4028Collegebound4028 8 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    I have a question! I emailed my admissions counselor asking if she got my first quarter grades about a week ago and she never responded. Should I just drop it? I mean I don't want to have like not turned them in.
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  • PurpleWriter6729PurpleWriter6729 45 replies3 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    On their spring.me page, it says that they're going into committee this week. So they probably have your first quarter grades then, or else they would have contacted you.
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  • Collegebound4028Collegebound4028 8 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    thanks!! that means they're most probably going to send out decisions next week then!
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  • PurpleWriter6729PurpleWriter6729 45 replies3 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @collegebound4028, no problem! Yeah, I guess you're right! AGHGGHGHGH OMG.
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  • collegebound1260collegebound1260 64 replies4 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    on their spring.me page they won't give a definite answer for the date decisions are released..i would assume if they expected the date to be earlier than dec 15, they would say so. because of their lack of answer i think that means it might be later...thoughts?
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  • Collegebound4028Collegebound4028 8 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    no it's definitely going to be before dec. 15 because they're only in committee for a week and i heard they send their decisions right away- as do all schools. i think that they haven't officially announced the date, but they will probably do it soon.
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  • mollycomollyco 9 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    On their spring page they said it was "not likely" that we would hear by December 12th so we still have at least a week....
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  • fromnytoparisfromnytoparis 29 replies5 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    They just posted on their spring.me page that they will notify us early next week of when to expect decisions
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  • PurpleWriter6729PurpleWriter6729 45 replies3 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    They will probably send out letters late next week and send emails around the 15th. I mean I'm just guessing but that seems logical.
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