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Updated Chance Me: ED Dartmouth

artpeeken1artpeeken1 15 replies5 threads Junior Member
edited July 16 in Dartmouth College
I just submitted my ED app, so this is all of the final info that I included in my application. Any insight is greatly appreciated :)

General info: white female, I attend a private school in NY (60 kids per grade), very academically competitive school

GPA: 3.9 UW, my school doesn't give a cum GPA, but I got a 3.9 freshman and sophomore year and a 4.0 junior year. I'm too lazy to calculate the cum so I'm just gonna say 3.9 ish. No rank available either.

Test Scores:
ACT: 35 (E: 36, M:35, R:35, S:32)
Math II: 800
Bio: 750
APs (self-studied for all since my school offers no AP courses): AP Bio (4), AP English Language (4), US History (4)

Yale Young Global Scholars Program Participant (2019) - Creative Arts and Media Program
“Baroque Art,” University of Vermont (Summer 2018, 4 weeks) - got college credit and an A in the course
Founder of an indie Nail Polish Company (6-12) (donate all profits to ASPCA - ASPCA Brand Ambassador Award)
Intensive Italian Language (9-12) (outside of school)
Member, Red Door Club (9-12) (Give school tours to prospective families, hold panels and open houses, promote school’s mission)
Intern at Robert Simon Fine Art (art dealer) (Summer 2019, Intern, 3 Weeks)
Team Captain, Varsity Tennis (9-12) (Number 1 singles player. As captain, I led the team to the finals of the league tournament and was voted league all-star for past three years)
“Art History,” Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York (Summer 2018, 2 Weeks)
Member, Upper School Dance Company and Choreography Club (9-12)
Art History Club (9-12, President)
“Writing the Expository Essay,” Brown University (Summer 2017, 2 Weeks)
“History of European Art,” Oberlin College/Great Courses Online (Summer 2017, 2 Weeks)

Published in Concord Review (11)
Published in The Schola (11)
First Prize - International Philosophy Writing Competition (13,000 entries and only one first prize winner) (10)
Silver Medal - Le Grand Concours - National French Competition (10)
AP Scholar (10-11)

Common app: I would give it an 8.5/10, my counselors loved it, but I would not say it was necessarily the best of the best lol.
Why Dartmouth: It was only 100 words, so very tricky to write. Talked about the art history program in depth, D-plan, study abroad (specifically the FIRE (study in Florence) program) and aspects of the community I fell in love with when I visited. I might give it an 8/10.
Extra Supplemental: Talked about how my inability to paint on large canvases led to my obsession with doing nail art/painting my nails. I also tied it to how I started my mini-business with nail polish in middle school. This is my favorite essay by far and it was very well-received by my college counselors and others who read it. I might say 9-9.5/10, but who knows.
Thank you in advance to anyone who responds!
edited July 16
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  • jennatollsjennatolls 1 replies0 threads New Member
    tbh youre pretty stacked, as long as your essays stand out id say you have a pretty good shot

    im applying too :0 good luck
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  • MWolfMWolf 2780 replies14 threads Senior Member
    Congratulations and good luck. You've applied - you'll either be accepted or not. Leave it at that and do not think of your chances any more. By mid December you'll know whether you're attending Dartmouth or applying to other colleges. Until then, get those other applications together and ready to go, and then get back to your life.
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  • PublisherPublisher 11573 replies155 threads Senior Member
    Since you applied ED, your chances are well above the overall admit rate of 9%.

    Your numbers are great & you have many accomplishments.
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  • liska21liska21 690 replies11 threads Member
    Congrats for getting off your ED application! You are well positioned and will end up somewhere great, whether Dartmouth or another school. Make sure to get your other applications done before you find out. You don't want to be writing supplemental essays while feeling glum if you don't get in. Hopefully, those essays will be unnecessary work, but you have to be prepared for Plan B.
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  • carpediem1234carpediem1234 8 replies0 threads New Member
    Did you get in?
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