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****Dartmouth College Class of 2021 Regular Decision Thread****

DreamforIvyDreamforIvy 480 replies37 threads Member
Hey fellow seniors! I thought I'd make a thread for all students applying to Dartmouth College Regular Decision for fall 2017! We can discuss any questions about the application here! Let's do this!
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  • DreamforIvyDreamforIvy 480 replies37 threads Member
    2016-2017 Prompts!!!

    1. Please respond in 100 words or less:

    Oh, The Places You’ll Go is one of the most popular books by “Dr. Seuss,” Dartmouth Class of 1925. Where do you hope to go? What aspects of Dartmouth’s curriculum or community might help you get there?

    2. Please choose one of the following prompts and respond in 250-300 words:

    A. Shonda Rhimes, Dartmouth ’91, creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal, recently documented her Year of Yes; for one year she vowed to say YES to everything that scared her. Share a moment when you stepped out of your comfort zone, and describe how it helped you grow into who you are today.

    B. Celebrate an example of excellent teaching and how it illuminated the subject you were studying. Why did it resonate with you and excite your intellectual curiosity?

    C. In the wake of World War II, Dartmouth President John Sloan Dickey proclaimed, “The world’s troubles are your troubles…and there is nothing wrong with the world that better human beings cannot fix.” If you could tackle any of the world’s “troubles,” which one captures your imagination and inspires you to act? What would you invent or devise to mitigate it and how might your coursework at Dartmouth inform your ambitions?

    D. “It’s not easy being green” was a frequent lament of Kermit the Frog. Discuss.

    E. “Three things in human life are important,” said the novelist Henry James. “The first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.” Share a moment when kindness guided your actions.

    F. “Won’t you be my neighbor?” was the signature catchphrase of Fred Rogers, the creator and host of Mister Rogers Neighborhood. What kind of neighbor will you be in our undergraduate community at Dartmouth? What impact have you had on the neighbors in your life?

    Good Luck!
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  • CCswamiCCswami 56 replies0 threads Junior Member
    If you guys don't mind, I think it would be great if we all posted our supplement essays. It would calm all of our nerves while also giving us an accurate assessment of what types of things to include.
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  • DreamforIvyDreamforIvy 480 replies37 threads Member
    @CCswami Don't trick people into doing stuff like this... It's not cool
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  • ThadenvyThadenvy 16 replies3 threads New Member
    Good luck to you all! It was a heck of a ride last year getting my decisions and I wish you all get the same result I did! Dartmouth is amazing.
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  • berkdorkberkdork 111 replies30 threads Junior Member
    Still unsure as to whether or not I'll be applying to Dartmouth. I would be applying without SAT subject tests if I did, which makes me somewhat concerned (I know it's a shot in the dark regardless), and I'm still lowering my overall app list atm (so far there's 6 definites, and 7 maybes vying for 4 left over spots), but with a Dartmouth rep coming later this month to my school and a good friend of mine being a part of Dartmouth '20, I'm sure I'll have better insight a month from now :) Which prompt are you all leaning towards? I'm personally thinking A, but I really like the creativity of them all! I can't come up with a good response to the first question, however. 100 words is so few, especially in a multi-answer question like this one! Good luck everyone :)
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  • mathguy2197mathguy2197 7 replies0 threads New Member
    Hey everyone! Just wanted to say that I'm super excited to be applying to Dartmouth this fall, and good luck to everyone else as well!
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  • kendizzlekendizzle 61 replies5 threads Junior Member
    Good luck to everyone! Finally got my ACT score and I have decided to apply to Dartmouth! :)
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  • AnArcticMonkeyAnArcticMonkey 224 replies16 threads Junior Member
    edited October 2016
    Would it hurt to apply without sending in your subject test scores?
    edited October 2016
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  • ezlbioezlbio 39 replies3 threads Junior Member
    Still debating applying to Dartmouth. Not sure of my chances :/
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  • DreamforIvyDreamforIvy 480 replies37 threads Member
    @AnArcticMonkey I would recommend it, but if they aren't in the 700s, I wouldn't submit them! My friend still got accepted to Dartmouth without submitting his scores:)
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  • AnArcticMonkeyAnArcticMonkey 224 replies16 threads Junior Member
    Is it fine to introduce the issue I want to talk about in the form of a poem? The supplement is about the world's troubles.
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  • b1ggreencab1ggreenca 555 replies11 threads Member
    I think you should take a chance! It was for a different school, but my daughter started her essay with a limerick, and I think it made her stand out and showed some of her creativity, and she did get accepted! Just my opinion, but if it's great and makes you stand out, how could it be bad?!
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  • goingsomewhereehgoingsomewhereeh 50 replies3 threads Junior Member
    Hey guys! I really love Dartmouth for a multitude of reasons, but my parents not so much because of how remote it is and its reputation as a "fratty" school. Has anyone else had a similar experience? How did you convince them?
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  • dartagnanebdartagnaneb 181 replies1 threads Junior Member
    It's not that far from Boston, and as far as the frat thing goes... where do they want you to go? Almost all schools have fairly prevalent Greek life or something to take its place. I'm not interested in joining a frat, so I won't. The presence of Greek life, even if strong, doesn't mean you'll be alone if you're not doing it.
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  • T26E4T26E4 23243 replies1031 threads Senior Member
    @goingsomewhereeh Maybe talk to them to address their fears. Have you had a partying or making bad decisions reputation? Then their fears may be well founded. A novel thought, no?
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  • goingsomewhereehgoingsomewhereeh 50 replies3 threads Junior Member
    @T26E4 I've had multiple talks with them, and guidance counselours asking about their experiences with the college. Their fears are mainly around the social scene, and it it's very much influenced by Greek Life. I certainly don't have a partying reputation (I've probably only ever been to one "party" party in my life), and not a bad decisions reputation (though my parents would like to think that every little wrong thing I do is a bad decision.)
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  • maryelzzmaryelzz 20 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Does anyone know when alumni begin to contact applicants about interviews? I submitted my application a couple months ago, have they just been focusing on the ED applicants?
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  • dartagnanebdartagnaneb 181 replies1 threads Junior Member
    I think they've mostly been focusing on ED applicants, @maryelzz. They don't start reading RD files till after Jan 1.
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  • Angela99yuAngela99yu 3 replies0 threads New Member
    Good luck to all the RD applicants! Just wondering if y'all applied to any schools in the EA/ED round?
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