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Chances of getting into Lawrenceville, Exeter, Andover, and Choate
Hi everyone! I am a rising sophmore this year that is interested in applying to Choate, Lawrenceville, Exeter, and Andover for the year of 2021. I would be applying as a repeat sophmore to these schools. I have discussed it alot, but I am a summer birthday, and I think that in order to have a shot at getting into these schools and maintaining the academic standard at them, I would need to repeat a year. That being said, I am hoping to gain some guidance on how to write the best application/ essays/ what my chances are at getting into these schools. Here are my current stats
Grades: In 8th grade I ended with all As except for a B in latin and a B in math. I only took latin for a year though. In 8th grade I tried a year at a small private school in my area but I didn't like it (for many reasons) so I went back to my public school for 9th. In 9th grade (this past year) I ended with all As except for 2 Bs.
Honors english: A
H history: A-
H Biology: B
Average Algebra 2: B
Mandarin (it is unleveled as a 9th grader): A+
Diversity (unleveled elective): A+
Concert band: A-
Currently for sophmore year I will be taking
H chemistry, Honors Mandarin 3 (btw before 8th grade I had taken 4 years of mandarin so they put me in the highest track), A Pre calc, Honors english, H US 1 , AP art history, AP computer science principals
7 years lacrosse-School JV team and school teams
7 years alto saxaphone-Concert band, Jazz ensemble, private lessons
4 years student government- Class president this past year
1 year Mock trial-varsity team
5 years Debate- part of debate team, won 17th at nationals, 2x cross ex award, silver at state tournament
Due to covid it will be hard to continue my activities. However my school is still offering jazz band, im still doing private lessons, student gov, mock trial, and debate, so all of those activities I will be continuing. Furthermore, I will not be applying to financial aid.
I have already had my interview at lawrenceville and andover, and I think it went well, however I dont know if I should schedule another one for 2021 (they offered to do another closer to the upcoming year).
This summer I took two college classes at Georgetown, in the Hoya summer scholar program, (international relations and Networking) which I have received an A and a B+ in.)
I took the SSAt years ago, getting an 84%. Its not very good, however this was two years ago and hopefully i will do better. I recently took a baseline SAt and received an 1100 (no prior studying or anything). So hopefully with the next year to prepare I can improve alot.
I am not a minority either, (although idk if that affects admissions), nor am I seeking financial aid. Personally, choate and lawrenceville are my top choices, and I would love to attend both of them. Any advice?