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***Harvey Mudd Class of 2023 RD Applicant Thread***


Replies to: ***Harvey Mudd Class of 2023 RD Applicant Thread***

  • TamarixTamarix Registered User Posts: 49 Junior Member
    Daughter is thrilled to have got accepted!
  • lastkiddadlastkiddad Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
    D was waitlisted.
  • woolfwoolf Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    @Schuh07 - First Congrats!! How were you notified you were a finalist for the scholarship?
  • JlieeexueJlieeexue Registered User Posts: 30 Junior Member
    waitlisted!! Honestly haven't thought of getting anything other than rejection! Is there anyone else going to accept the place on waitlist here? Shall we do it asap to secure a better position??
  • intparentintparent Registered User Posts: 36,890 Senior Member
    They don’t do “positions” like that. But accept it if you want to be on it.
  • fntzmkfntzmk Registered User Posts: 24 Junior Member
    Just got home to find my D was accepted! Still digesting the news!
  • Schuh07Schuh07 Registered User Posts: 35 Junior Member
    @woolf it was mentioned in my acceptance letter
  • emailaddressemailaddress Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
    Accepted and finalist for PSP!
  • lisalisaelisalisae Registered User Posts: 41 Junior Member
    S was rejected :-( Got an e-mail yesterday that directed him to check his portal. Still waiting to hear from 9 more schools, though...
  • BorgityBorgBorgityBorg Registered User Posts: 312 Member
    D19 (35 ACT/4.0 uw GPA) was denied admission - she was somewhat disappointed as it was a tentative first choice for her. An SAT subject test of sub-700 (for a subject she essentially self-taught herself) probably did her no favors. In any case, congratulations to those receiving good news via the portal!
  • xadashxadash Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    I know a lot of other threads have people list their stats and such. so:

    [aB][asize=4][acolor=#FF0000]Decision: Rejected [/color][/size][/b]

    SAT I (breakdown): 1590 (800 Math, 790 Reading)
    ACT (breakdown): 36 (36 English, 36 Math, 35 Reading, 35 Science)
    SAT II: 800 Math II, 740 Physics
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.89
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 21/341
    AP (place score in parenthesis): Calc BC (5, 5 AB subscore), Lang (5), Physics (3, teacher failed 104/106 of his students' exams for being so bad), US History (5), World History (5)
    IB (place score in parenthesis):
    Senior Year Course Load: CVGS Calculus II/III, CVGS Computer Science, CVGS Senior Seminar, AP Literature and Composition, AP US Government, AP Comparative Government, Chamber Orchestra, German III
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): n/a

    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
    Captain of Varsity Scholastic Bowl team all 4 years
    Member of local youth orchestra for 8 years and principal viola for 4
    - Winner of the concerto competition on piano
    President and cofounder of speedcubing club, president of chess club
    Chemistry club, multiple math competitions, such as AMC, AIME, and VML
    Forensics, NHS, Junior and Senior Regional Orchestra
    Job/Work Experience: n/a
    Volunteer/Community service: Volunteering for science festivals, classical concerts, musical gigs
    Summer Activities: Summer Research for Randolph College, 4 week collections and archaeology department project, VALHEN HCI,
    Essays (rating 1-10, details): 7.5/10 - similar to CMU essays, but tweaked to fit these prompts better and I wrote them starting about a week before with extensive editing from my sister, though it certainly could've been better worded and more specific
    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):
    Calculus II/III Teacher: 9/10 - He really likes me and I participate constantly in his

    Teacher Rec #1: Calculus II/III Teacher: 9/10 - He really likes me and I participate constantly during class, as well as occasionally give lectures because my step-dad also frequently comes to speak
    Teacher Rec #2: Calculus BC Teacher: 9.5/10 - I worked with him the whole year on tutoring his AB students and also participated extensively every day and was a part of his math team
    Counselor Rec: 7/10 - I'd seen her a few times, but never really got to know her and it was mostly based off what my parents and I told her
    Additional Rec: Orchestra Director: 9/10 - I've been in orchestra for four years and I've played literally every gig she's offered that I could do, as well as accompanied the other students on piano for their performances and gotten to know her quite well

    Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
    Intended Major: Mathematics
    State (if domestic applicant): Virginia
    Country (if international applicant):
    School Type: Public
    Ethnicity: White, Hispanic, Asian
    Gender: Male
    Income Bracket: 250k+
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.):


    Strengths: Statistically qualified, lots of expressed interest in music and math, plenty of extracurriculars
    Weaknesses: Rushed essays, not as many "spikes" as I would've liked, bombed the Physics Subject Test
    Why you think you were accepted/deferred/rejected: tbh I'm not really sure; it probably had to do with falling in with too many other applicants with similar qualifications and taking the unfortunate L
    Where else were you accepted/deferred/rejected: Accepted to Randolph College RD, University of Virginia EA, Johns Hopkins University RD, Differed from Swarthmore College, Rejected from MIT

    General Comments: Mission failed, we'll get 'em next time
  • JlieeexueJlieeexue Registered User Posts: 30 Junior Member
    @intparent Thank you for the information! I checked what "unranked" means and it basically said the same thing. I guess I'd accept the place on the waitlist tho
  • fntzmkfntzmk Registered User Posts: 24 Junior Member
    Are there serious no other acceptances posted? Surely others have heard by now.
  • QueensDadQueensDad Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    my son got accepted in RD too, the math dept also offered him RIF scholarship but we are still waiting for the result on other awards/financial aid
  • mountaincachersmountaincachers Registered User Posts: 26 Junior Member
    Looks like there's another similar thread too
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