hey guys! i'm thinking of applying to bs for the next school year, but i want to make sure i have some semblance of a shot at bs before asking my parents :) i'm currently in grade 9, and I'll be applying as a sophomore.
Financial Aid: I think I will need it. Not sure.
- top school in my country, and it's notoriously difficult, especially grade 9
- A average (1 A- and 1 B)
- i love math and biology! <3
--- a) athletics
- currently playing an interesting, uncommon sport competitively for my school in the varsity league (3 years)
- cross country (not competitively) (2 years)
- swimming (not competitively, proficient in all strokes except butterfly) (12 years)
--- b) arts
- photography (2 years)
- graphics design / digital art (4 years)
might send in a portfolio :) i don't do any of this in school, and am self-taught
--- c) community service
- active volunteer for my school (3 years)
- won a competition recently for a project
--- d) language
- japanese (4 years) ; fluent (self learning currently)
--- e) others / academic achievement
- research program for history
- writing summer camp
- fluent in 3 languages
After much research, I am strongly considering Andover / Choate / Lawerenceville, but I need to know if there are any schools that provide substantial FA to international students? Does lawrenceville have the Davis International Scholars program?
Also I'm not sure about what to include as my ECs on the Candidate Profile! D: Would you put something that you do non-competitively, but have been doing it for a long time, down? Also how do you make the distinction between a hobby and an EC?
Finally, in your opinion, are there any other schools that an international FA applicant, who loves math, biology and english, is extremely self-motivated and independent and wants a range of rigorous academic opportunities, should consider?