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Chance a junior for Dartmouth, Cornell and Williams

throwaway642throwaway642 6 replies3 threads New Member
edited March 29 in What Are My Chances?
Please be honest with me. I'm taking the most rigorous course load at my school, but that being said, not many kids at my school get into ivies/T20s (maybe one every five years or so) so I'm not expecting to make it into these schools. Also, I have taken a very rigorous course load (I think my GC will note this in his rec, I don't think any kid from my school has taken this hard course load, even valedictorians of past years).

UW GPA: not officially calculated by school, but about 3.89-3.91/4.0 (top 5-10%)

ACT: 36 (no essay)

AP EXAMS: All fives so far; overall about 10-11 AP's by end of high school.

EC'S: very involved in band (my school has five, I'm in all of them) and music program all four years; I produce local artists' music at no cost and I have composed/produced/released my own music in an obscure genre for the past five years; involved in selective state-wide bands junior (and hopefully senior) year; varsity sport for 3 years; leadership role in a math club which I started (goes to regional competitions and does other school wide things --> this is a big deal at my school)

Other things: I am openly lesbian/secular at a VERY catholic school in a VERY conservative area, which is something I might try to accentuate in my application however I'm not sure if that's the best route to go down since they probably hear about that all the time!

I've gone into depth with both band and math, and I'm hoping these will be my selling points in all honesty. I'm considering Cornell ED since I loved the campus when visiting and I would hands-down attend if accepted.
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  • throwaway642throwaway642 6 replies3 threads New Member
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  • DadTwoGirlsDadTwoGirls 6406 replies1 threads Senior Member
    I think that all that we can say is that you are a competitive applicant. Top schools such as Dartmouth, Cornell, and Williams are reaches for you. Most applicants to these schools will have stats that are very similar to yours, and some applicants will have had zero or one B in their entire life up to the time that they apply to universities.

    However, it is probably worth sending in applications to these three schools. Then you need to focus on finding safeties that you would be happy with.

    You also need to find out what your budget is. If you cannot afford to be full pay then you also should run the NPCs for these schools before you apply.
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  • bluebayoubluebayou 27824 replies196 threads Senior Member
    agree with Dad. Run the financial calculators; and then if they work for your family, apply to one of them ED.
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