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Class of 2016 Regular Decision Notification Dates

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  • Tizil7Tizil7 Registered User Posts: 1,686 Senior Member
    A high SAT score doesn't hurt Mrinal, but it's significance stops after a certain point. As demonstrated by the the 2390 and 2360 case.

    Trust me, your ECs will matter more :)
  • tastyclestastycles Registered User Posts: 183 Junior Member
    Congrats everyone! :D

    Waitlisted at Caltech. Don't know whether its worth accepting the spot though :s


    Oh and regarding rank and school grades - it should be relative to your school, so in this is case if more people from your school apply abroad, the college will have some experience with what to expect, so they will be able to judge you better.

    At my Penn interview, I was told that the Admissions Office keeps a file on every school they receive apps from for future reference so they get more familiar with grading policies. So if you're from a 'popular' or 'feeder' school and have a high class rank, it helps more than being the topper from a school that does not have many applicants.
  • compactcompact Registered User Posts: 71 Junior Member
    @tizil
    i believe that your "accepted at caltech" guy had some awesome ECs
    IMOTC
    IOITC
  • Mrinal2207Mrinal2207 Registered User Posts: 779 Member
    At my Penn interview, I was told that the Admissions Office keeps a file on every school they receive apps from for future reference so they get more familiar with grading policies. So if you're from a 'popular' or 'feeder' school and have a high class rank, it helps more than being the topper from a school that does not have many applicants.

    I am screwed then, no one has ever applied from my city to the US, let alone my school.

    EDIT: There is one after all from my city, Veerthi from TiT 20
  • tastyclestastycles Registered User Posts: 183 Junior Member
    @Mrinal No one applying isn't to your detriment. You'll be considered in your context, what I was trying to say earlier wasn't that being from less known school affects you negatively.

    It's just that when colleges get apps from a school they get a feel of how competitive it is. After all, no one will trust a school where everyone gets 90+, right? In your school profile, make sure you ask your counselor/principal to include average marks of all students from class 9 through 12, and for boards even. That way, your marks will be shown as competitive with respect to your school.

    Also, scoring high in boards/SAT/AP/A levels helps in this regard as they can see you have done well in accredited examinations, so you school standards are of a good quality.
  • compactcompact Registered User Posts: 71 Junior Member
    @mrinal

    tastycles said that it helps more.
    so i hope the "screwed" is a hyperbole
  • Mrinal2207Mrinal2207 Registered User Posts: 779 Member
    I understand that it was an exaggeration ;) Don't mind me.....
  • prd1993prd1993 Registered User Posts: 39 Junior Member
    Are you all sure about all this? Hamilton sent me a mail saying decisions are released on March 23 at 5 P.M. EST. Also I've already received my Lafayette decision...
  • Anirudha1993Anirudha1993 Registered User Posts: 424 Member
    Hamilton decision is on 23rd, Amherst on 30th
  • iamthebistiamthebist Registered User Posts: 382 Member
    One of my knowns got into caltech.
    Olympiad gold medallist and GSF semi finalist (asked for aid)
    She got into stanford too
  • Mrinal2207Mrinal2207 Registered User Posts: 779 Member
    ^^Olympiad, as in the International ones??
  • iamthebistiamthebist Registered User Posts: 382 Member
    Of course!
  • compactcompact Registered User Posts: 71 Junior Member
    so by my,knowledge for caltech
    2 accept.
    6 waitlist (including me)
  • rew2402rew2402 Registered User Posts: 691 Member
    wow! caltech is that selective huh!?
    or is it the major u choose to study that plays the pivotal role in deciding your acceptance?
  • Tizil7Tizil7 Registered User Posts: 1,686 Senior Member
    Rew, at Caltech, your intended major doesn't affect your chances.
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