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Perfect Storm - Wait listed
D goes to a small high school (120 in her class with half of them being professor's & professional's children). Because she took bio and algebra in 8th grade, it seemed to throw her off for trying to maximum a rigorous schedule. For example, junior year she could only fit AP Physics with honors classes - no other AP would fit her schedule. This year two AP's fit along with two classes from Syracuse U but spanish 5 threw her off any other AP chance.
She's ranked 2 in her class, 1340 SAT (no classes or tutoring around here), captain of three high school teams and her club team, US Lacrosse Academic All American, U of Rochester G. Eastman Young Leaders Award, NHS Treasurer, Spanish Club Secty. Because we are military, all the colleges she applied to are out of state.
Here's how she is sitting - UVA, UR, Wake Forest, Davidson, wait listed. A service academy coach kept a slot for her until January but she didn't want to go that route. The one state school she applied to ( respected) she was accepted and both lacrosse and soccer coach are recruiting her. We visited every one of these wait listed schools, but on our own. She was in the middle of basketball season and got her applications in barely on time.
Is she a weak candidate for these schools or did she look disinterested because they don't have a record of her visiting? and where do we go from here?