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Quirky Questions for Admission Daniel

Drummer2007Drummer2007 2 replies5 threads New Member
edited July 2006 in Johns Hopkins University
Hey! I had a couple quirky questions for Admission Daniel. First, how many people write "John Hopkins" on their application? When you first open an application, what section do you look at first? When do you look at the ACTs? If you were the president of your own college, say "Admission Daniel University," would ACT results be considered? Is the decision a group decision? How long do you spend reading an application? Does the amount of time you spend per application vary between regular decision and early decision? And finally, if YOU had ten dollars, how would you spend it?

Thanks

PS. On a more serious note, I performed terribly on the SAT, but extremely well on the ACT. However, I'm so afraid that, although you only consider the highest of either test, that one look at my SAT I scores will make you consider how I even have the intelligence to fill out the application itself. However, I took the Chemistry SAT Subject Test and performed reasonably on it. My question is: If I submit my SAT II results with ACT results, will you still look, or have the opportunity to look, at my miserable SAT I scores?
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  • jmmomjmmom 8916 replies168 threads Senior Member
    And finally, if YOU had ten dollars, how would you spend it?
    If they give points for sense of humor, Drummer, you might get the max :). Maybe they could add that to your SAT score ;). Good luck.
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  • AdmissionsDanielAdmissionsDaniel 2713 replies75 threadsCollege Rep Senior Member
    OK, some let's see if I can answer with some quirky responses (my heat exhuastion may aid in that):

    Q: First, how many people write "John Hopkins" on their application?
    A: More than you would think. See my comments on this old thread: http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/showthread.php?t=143234&highlight=jon+hopkin.

    Q: When you first open an application, what section do you look at first?
    A: Me, I personally go to the transcript first. Then essay. To learn more about how I read applications, read this: http://hopkins.typepad.com/hopkins_insider/2006/01/three_months_of.html

    Q: When do you look at the test scores?
    A: Usually, I consider test scores when summarizing a student's overall academic ability -- I compare test scores to the thorough review of the transcript and any other academic criteria.

    Q: If you were the president of your own college, say "Admission Daniel University," would ACT results be considered?
    A: First, it would be called The Humanities Institute of Admissions Daniel at Nassau, Bahamas. (Since South Harmon Institute of Technology is already taken -- who gets that reference???) And yes, we would consider standardized test scores - I do see some value in SATs and ACTs.

    Q: Is the decision a group decision?
    A: Yes, our decisions are ultimately committee decisions sealed with the approval of the Director of Admissions.

    Q: How long do you spend reading an application?
    A: Typically between 10 - 20 minutes, but there is no overall standard. Every application is read uniquely, so each takes a different amount of time.

    Q: Does the amount of time you spend per application vary between regular decision and early decision?
    A: Nope, I read the same way. Just not as much pressure to get my work done during ED (I allow distractions in between ED app reads).

    Q: And finally, if YOU had ten dollars, how would you spend it?
    A: A good movie. OR An entry fee into my weekly poker game. OR A new chew toy for my dog. OR A children's book for my niece. See I already got into college so I don't have to be original, creative, and unique with such a question.

    And your final question...
    A: We will see all your scores, but only pay attention to your ACT score if it is higher in comparison to your SAT I. And yes, we will look at your SAT IIs as well.
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