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IMSA Applicant Class of 2021


Replies to: IMSA Applicant Class of 2021

  • just_tryjust_try Registered User Posts: 60 Junior Member
    @mrcw42 I think they would be ok with that, if it’s a good rec even if it is from someone old, it’ll be better than an uninvolved rec. I think they just mean current teachers since that is what I have heard when I’ve visited.
  • mrcw42mrcw42 Registered User Posts: 41 Junior Member
  • Jolteon101Jolteon101 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    How does disciplinary action affect making IMSA, such as 3 bus write-ups and 1 In School Suspension, but nothing else.
  • mrcw42mrcw42 Registered User Posts: 41 Junior Member
    @Jolteon101 Don't quote me on this, but I am pretty sure that the only administrative things IMSA sees are your transcripts and teacher reviews, and transcripts don't usually contain anything regarding disciplinary actions. Also, in the case that IMSA does see this, it would probably depend on the severity of the offense.
  • mrcw42mrcw42 Registered User Posts: 41 Junior Member
    I'm just making educated guesses here, so take this with a pinch of salt.
  • jkhgiopjkhgiop Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    What are my chances?

    I am thinking about applying in the future BTW...

    SAT: 1200-1300 Range
    GPA: 7th- 4.0 8th-3.75 9th-3.7-3.9
    Extracurriculars: 7th- Mathletes, Wrestling, Track and Field,Jazz Band
    8th- Wrestiling, You Be the Chemist, Track and Field, Mathletes, Jazz Band
    9th- Scholastic Bowl, Math Team, Debate Team, Wrestling, Chess Team, Basketball, Jazz Band
    Participation in Google Code-In Event and AMC

    Ethnicity: Indian/Asian

    Courses: I take Algebra 2/Trig (highest math in 9th grade), Honors English, AP Biology, Band, AP Computer Science Principles, PLTW, PE

    I am also from the Chicagoland Area.

    I have good relationships with my teachers, so I think the recommendations should be good and I might attend [email protected] My essays are great in my opinion.

    I really want to get into this highschool. I just wanna know my chances.
  • Jolteon101Jolteon101 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    @mrcw42 Thanks alot! Appreciate the help! I will try my best in showing math and science orientation, as well as explain in my essays.

    Once again,
    Thanks alot
  • BhattMBhattM Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
    @jkhgiop those are almost the same as mine lmao
  • lou123xXlou123xX Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    edited January 15
    I have a few questions about life at IMSA:
    1. How much free time do you get?
    2. Do you think a kid with social anxiety can survive there?
    3. What are classes like? I've heard that the teachers there teach differently compared to a normal public high school. How is it different?

    Thank you to anyone who replies! :D
  • birdie02birdie02 Registered User Posts: 56 Junior Member
    1) Your free time depends on your workload, the amount of effort put into homework assignments, and of course, how much you procrastinate. For instance, I competed in a sport last semester and am doing several clubs this semester, and factoring in my tendency to procrastinate, I don't have much free time OTL My friends who have less classes than me do have more free time than me though, lol. Use any time you have, any of your free mods (whenever you don't have any classes that period/mod) to catch up on homework so you don't procrastinate as much (unless you're somebody like me who procrastinates a lot... hahaha).

    2) While I tend to be reserved in situations, I can't say I have much knowledge in regards to social anxiety (anyone else who could explain better than me?), but I do think students at IMSA do get along pretty well.

    3) While all of the teachers are exceptional, classes really depend on your teacher (in my opinion) due to their different styles. Expect all classes to be really fast paced and hard, and some teachers of the same discipline may give different amounts of homework (my first English teacher assigned little, but I'm currently drowning in, and procrastinating on, the multiple readings assignments from my current English teacher). As a sophomore, English and History are typically discussion based. Math is varying - MI-2 to MI-4 has a lot of worksheets, but classes after them have a textbook factor as well. For languages, whenever in the classroom you speak 24/7 that language. For instance, If you take Spanish, you speak Spanish the entire period.

    Hopefully this helps!
  • just_tryjust_try Registered User Posts: 60 Junior Member
    as to the social anxiety question, I know quite a bit about social anxiety, and at least a bit about IMSA (i've done a shadow day, tours, and I have a friend that goes there), and I think that you could make it work. I don't know how sever your social anxiety is, but as far as I can tell the interactions with people are about the same as a normal high school during the school day, and after the 'learning time' is over you can vary how much you talk with people. Obviously you would have to communicate at least some with your roommate, but other than that it seems like a normal life experience, in so being that you would have to talk to get someone to do something that you want (ie order food), and that would suck, but wouldn't be any different than how you would have to in real life. Other than that you would likely have to talk to your RC (Resident Counselor), teachers (if you need help or something), and other people that you choose to converse with. From what I can tell IMSA has a really supportive environment which would help you work around the social anxiety (keeping in mind they can't take away all interactions). Hope this helps!
  • mrcw42mrcw42 Registered User Posts: 41 Junior Member
    So, I just heard that the IMSA campus has been shut down until the 29th as a result of an influenza outbreak. The admissions team mentioned in an email that they will not be able to update the application checklist as a result. I am pretty confused as to what's happening. Does anyone know the details, and how it impacts the application process? Thanks!
  • birdie02birdie02 Registered User Posts: 56 Junior Member
    Pretty sure since apps are what the staff deal with, students don't know details/how impactful it would be (unless I'm wrong, lol). I'd say imo to keep filling out/updating your app as you go, and finish up your essays and turn them in, if possible...

    When you said "update the application checklist," do you mean applicants are not able to update their apps?
  • mrcw42mrcw42 Registered User Posts: 41 Junior Member
    @birdie02 I meant that they won't be able to update the page that helps me keep track of what they have received from me.
  • just_tryjust_try Registered User Posts: 60 Junior Member
    @birdie02 @mrcw42
    I think that stuff is automated, and should update, but I’m not 100%
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