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ChanceMe at T20 LACs

HasifAhmedHasifAhmed 4 replies3 threads New Member
edited October 20 in International Students
Asian(Bangladeshi)
Intended Major : Physics
Intended Colleges : Bates, Wesleyan, Carleton, Swarthmore.
[Colleges need to provide 100% demonstrated need demanded by students]
SAT 1: 1410( Math 800), SAT2( Will sit for Math2 and Physics in November 2nd)
GPA : 5.00 ( As of in Bangladesh's Nctb Curriculum),
Class Position: Top 5% of 600 students in College.
Awards: Runnersup at National Science& Technology Fair 2016, Winner at Divisional Physics Olympiad 2018, Runnersup at National Science Debate DU 2017, 4 times Semifinalist at other National Debate Tournaments
Leadership ECAs: 1. Founded the first active debate club of the town at my school. I now work as a debate coach there.
2. Founder Mentor at the first active science club of the town at my school.
3. Co-founder of the first active science society at my high school (CVCSS)
4. I work as an Unpaid teacher at a welfare institution for underprivileged students of my town.

Essay: Pretty decent. I wrote about most of my passions (ie, epicureanism, altruism) there.

What are my chances at these colleges and which one should I go ED? (Realize that I really want to get in early)
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  • aunt beaaunt bea 9868 replies63 threads Senior Member
    edited October 21
    You have an issue:
    Colleges need to provide 100% demonstrated need demanded by students
    Using the word "demanded" places you in a really awkward position because this means you are looking forward to a number of rejections.
    No one can tell you what each school's FA department will present to you. Each school makes its own funding decisions based on their funding. They give you what they think you need and not a penny more.
    You can't demand anything. First you have to hope that they will admit you; then you have to hope that they will be willing to fund you. Next, you have to hope for a large portion of your needs.
    They don't have to accept you.

    Oh and if you are in college already, you are a transfer student
    Class Position: Top 5% of 600 students in College.
    and all bets are off.
    edited October 21
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  • b@r!um[email protected]!um 10241 replies175 threads Senior Member
    The number of qualified international financial aid applicants far exceeds the number of available spots.

    For example, in 2007 an admission official from Colby College said that their school typically receives about 900 applications from international student with significant financial need and can only afford to fund 8-10 of them. That would mean an admission rate between 1-2% for international financial aid applicants, in contrast to an overall admission rate of around 30% (at the time).
    Intended Colleges : Bates, Wesleyan, Carleton, Swarthmore.
    Can you afford to apply to more colleges / would you be interested in attending any other ones? Many international financial aid applicants choose to apply to 10-20 schools.
    What are my chances at these colleges and which one should I go ED? (Realize that I really want to get in early)
    Many colleges seem to defer all early international financial aid applicants to the regular admission round. Feel free to apply early to indicate a strong interest, but don't expect to be done in the early round.
    [Colleges need to provide 100% demonstrated need demanded by students
    You misunderstood. Some colleges choose to meet 100% of demonstrated need as determined by the college. E.g. if the university thinks that your family can contribute $12,000 per year, that will be the basis for the financial aid calculation, even if you say that you can only pay $4,000 per year. Applicants do not have the luxury to "demand" anything.
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  • PublisherPublisher 8514 replies91 threads Senior Member
    Bates is your best bet. Swarthmore is unlikely to accept you.
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