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applied to MIT math, got a 96 in cal, it's all over?

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Replies to: applied to MIT math, got a 96 in cal, it's all over?

  • Canadia1Canadia1 Registered User Posts: 518 Member
    was that meant to be sarcastic or serious? on the serious side, this guy from my school was deferred from MIT and he's should be completing his 4th year of college calc (took ap calc bc frosh year) by the end of this year.
  • MediterraneanMediterranean Registered User Posts: 260 Junior Member
    I was very hesitant to respond to this thread, but hey, whatever.

    All of us aren't MIT admissions officers in any case, so you should take these comments with a grain of salt. It's up to MIT to accept you or not. In any case, it would seem reasonable that a 96% wouldn't hurt anyone's chances, unless of course you were aiming to get an A+ to razzle-dazzle the admissions office...
  • benndaman33benndaman33 Registered User Posts: 268 Junior Member
    I agree with whoever was saying most schools don't give out above 95s in calculus. We have had lots of students go to presitigious universities, including harvard, but none get that high of a grade. Not because they are not smart but because the teacher either puts time restraints or material that no one could possibly get it all perfect. So, unless your class average is a 98 and you go to the most watered down highschool in history...
  • tech_ninjatech_ninja Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    I attended MIT with a lower SAT-I Math score than Verbal. I wouldn't worry too much about whether you got an A or A+ in AP Calculus or got that 800 on the SAT I Math or whatever. Of course, top marks can't hurt, but they aren't always necessary. My friends back at school had a wide range of scores and backgrounds. Believe it or not, MIT doesn't just admit a ton of perfect math students.

    I realize you applied as a Math Major, but I have my doubts about how much weight MIT places on that. I get a feeling a lot of people apply as math or computer science majors anyway, and many declare something else entirely by the end of the freshman year.

    Earlier someone posted, if you want to present yourself as a strong candidate to a school like MIT, you need to have some Math awards to show for it. I agree. A 96 or 90 or 100 in calculus depends on what kind of high school you attended... a nationally-recognized math award is much more meaningful to admissions.
  • PrincetonwannabePrincetonwannabe Registered User Posts: 1,404 Senior Member
    DAMMIT.... i got rejected by princeton early... when i called and asked why, the guy told me i only got 99 in English literuature.. another guy had 100 from my school, so they picked him... :( david.. i think you'd better make sure you save lots of tissues.. you'll need it in march... or go kill the guy who got higher than you..gg
  • kierkekierke Registered User Posts: 81 Junior Member
    96? Wow, I'm surprised you managed to figure out how to post that topic here. Don't forget to breathe. You know what? Actually, do forget to breathe; not like that air's doing you any good.
  • RaboKarabekianRaboKarabekian Registered User Posts: 2,820 Senior Member
    They seriously told you that!? If it was that close, why reject you outright? Why not deferral?
  • Canadia1Canadia1 Registered User Posts: 518 Member
    Where is the original thread starter?
  • zantedeschiazantedeschia Registered User Posts: 7,841 Senior Member
    I thought you were deferred, princetonwannabe...

    Meanwhile I just got an 84 on my last calc test so yeaaaa
  • PrincetonwannabePrincetonwannabe Registered User Posts: 1,404 Senior Member
    lol obviously i said that just to be sarcastic... w.e this post is stupid. :(
  • yy0712yy0712 Registered User Posts: 518 Member
    Can’t believe you guys are taking this literally... Don't you see the sarcasm?
  • nosxnosx Registered User Posts: 537 Member
    so stupid .
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