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2310 SAT Score, and a IB Candidate But Rejected?!

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Replies to: 2310 SAT Score, and a IB Candidate But Rejected?!

  • newest newbnewest newb - Posts: 751 Member
    Sense of entitlement.
  • Gryffon5147Gryffon5147 Registered User Posts: 3,765 Senior Member
    Yawn... you should have been on CC for a while. CC helps clear away the illusions and delusions that your misinformed counselors, teachers, friends, and parents plant onto you. You'll find other great schools...
  • HSisOverratedHSisOverrated Registered User Posts: 392 Member
    3.5 UW is pretty weak. Many of these Ivy schools shave off the extra points...

    Not trying to offend, but your transcript looks too typical. These schools are looking for students who have something to offer, not over-achievers. For example, I had a friend who had average test scores and GPA, but got into Darthmouth because he dedicated all his time to one specific subject. I see kids hurry up and down the city for Soup Kitchen, YMCA, teh poor folks, and even foreign countries, just to appease these top schools.

    They don't want a laundry list of academic recognition and e.c you only completed just for college admission (would you have done it otherwise?).

    I'm involved in many writing and film-related activities, having won many essay competitions across the board. My school doesn't offer AP or any e.c activities (including clubs - closed forum), but I'm still confident in being accepting to at least one or two top schools. I have a 3.83 unweighted sophomore who taking remedial math (algebra), but my aptitude in a specific field will hopefully compensate.

    If not, I'm sure they are plenty of schools willing to accept me.

    FYI, The Ivy league has enough applicants with perfect test scores, e.c, and recommendations to fill available spots many times over. Yet a significant portion of admitted students scored well below the recommended stats (some not being athletes).

    The Ivy League is tremendously overrated. Try applying to all the Ivies - Brown, Darthmouth, Princeton, Columbia, and Cornell.

    If all else fails, go to the next prestigious school and try transferring, if Ivy League is truly your goal.
  • noojoonoojoo Registered User Posts: 74 Junior Member
    there's always life....

    I think the top schools make the key to getting in, invisible only to those who do get in.

    That is, people who get in, get in, because they have found the invisible key (which is totally unrelated to SATs).

    Those who don't get in, dont have the invisible key, because they are overconfident, or dont see the point of going to college as... contribution, or as a question of "what do i have to offer".

    You probably missed the key in your mind, and that totally wrecked your essays and how your portrayed in the light of these colleges.
  • KeshiraKeshira Registered User Posts: 1,148 Senior Member
    I'm think you're being a lil pompous, with your shock at being rejected. Those schools are shoo-ins for anyone, underprivileged or not!

    In order to be in the top quartile for admitted Yale students, btw, you need an SAT score of above 2370 superscored. Your score is in the high end of their median range of 2080-2370 (25-75 percentile).

    However, scores in their 0-40 percentiles will probably be hooked applicants... the most significant hooks are athletics and URM status. Your QB status is desirable but it isn't a 'hook in' per se because it isn't something the university feels it 'needs,' just that it 'wants' -- something a university might 'need' would be a star football player for their team, something a university might 'want' would be a trilingual student who's interested in languages and cultures.

    Anyway I hope this post helps you accept your deferrals, and good luck in the regular decision round.
  • bluebayoubluebayou Registered User Posts: 25,793 Senior Member
    JohnLee: I think you will find the answer in your first post:
    johnlee wrote:
    Basically, freshman and sophmore year, I was horribly addicted to this game, and I never did homework.... I made about half A's, half B's in 9th and 10th grade. I don't really have any good excuses, other than I was a lazy kid..... But I made up for it by using popularity...

    Being poor does not give one a license to skip HW for video games, also known as slaking off. And, while popularity may help you win Homecoming King, it won't get you into S&Y particularly if you are self-described as "lazy".

    Your test scores are near the top of the nation, but you did little with your brain for the first two years of HS, by your own admission. It's no wonder that S&Y deferred; however, I'm sure you'll get another good look once your senior grades are posted.

    Good luck.
  • vicariousparentvicariousparent Registered User Posts: 5,940 Senior Member
    Johnlee:

    1. I agree with the others who pointed out your lower than optimal unweighted GPA and class rank. Also, the GPA calculated by Y and S may be different if you are including non-academic A+ grades.

    2. We don't know how strong your essays were. I hope they were not drenched in the kind of arrogance that I sense in your post.

    3. Listing your ECs and awards is great but I think that for getting accepted in the Early round, you have to have demonstrated some kind of OUTSTANDING intensity in your ECs. Not just the fact that you were this or that President/Captain/Vice President etc, but what did you actually DO with those positions. Did you make a significant impact on the world. Apparently Stanford and Yale didn't think so.

    So I would suggest you be a little humble and be glad that you were not rejected. Deferred means they really seriously think you might be competitive in the regular round. You may yet get accepted in RD.
  • amitp123amitp123 Registered User Posts: 20 New Member
    Dude you are more than qualified. And so were a LOT of other kids, but some top universities just dont ahve spaces for everyone. Basically, you were out on your luck, but just because you didn't get into yale and harvard doesn't mean you have no options left. there are plenty of good schools that would kill for a kid of your caliber
  • absweetmarieabsweetmarie Registered User Posts: 1,905 Senior Member
    amitp123,

    Dude! The OP was from 2007.

    Do you know what year it is?
  • born2dance94born2dance94 Registered User Posts: 1,646 Senior Member
    This thread is 5 years old. I'm sure the OP is no longer reading this.
  • cortana431cortana431 - Posts: 5,015 Senior Member
    Ok users MUST be deliberately looking really old threads up. There is no way this could pop up on the site unintentionally.
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