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IMSA Applicant Class of 2021

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  • corrjaynacorrjayna Registered User Posts: 63 Junior Member
    @mrcw42 I think it means that they won't be able to update stuff like if they got your transcript because that would be mailed to the school, but they can't get into the school right now.

    Also, whoever asked about social anxiety, a nice thing about IMSA is that there is a higher per capita percentage of people with conditions like social anxiety and anxiety in general, so it might be easier for you to find someone you relate to to help you through it.

    Additionally, if you let your RC know that you have social anxiety, they would probably be willing to help you minimize interactions with them. For example, someone in my wing has social anxiety so they generally slip notes under the RC's door to communicate, and you could probably minimize interactions with teachers by using email rather than face to face communication. Again, in general, most IMSA people are willing to make accomodations. I suffer from anxiety and the IMSA community is super friendly and supportive of all of your needs.

    @jkhgiop
    If you are thinking about applying you need to make up your mind now. IF YOU ARE A 9th GRADER YOU MUST APPLY THIS YEAR before February 1st (I believe) because next year you will not be able to apply. Your chances are very good. I think you have a very high likelihood of getting in, but you need to start NOW and you'll only have a week to do everything. Your teacher recs and transcript can come in a little late (as in before 2/10/18 ish) and you'd have to register for the March SAT.
  • mrcw42mrcw42 Registered User Posts: 40 Junior Member
    What is IMSA's favorite social media, and how often is it used? Looking through the class of 2020 discussion has got me curious.
  • just_tryjust_try Registered User Posts: 44 Junior Member
    @mrcw42
    I think it is Facebook, they have an IMSA page which they update regularly.
  • corrjaynacorrjayna Registered User Posts: 63 Junior Member
    edited January 30
    @mrcw42 It is definitely facebook. We don't have announcements or anything, all of that stuff goes on facebook. If you do not have a facebook, it is definitely 100% in your best interests to get one.


    EDIT: Best of luck everyone, please don't wait until 11:50 tomorrow to turn in your application. The server can crash and it can lag. Good luck, can't wait to see you all here next year!
  • 0chotona1liensis0chotona1liensis Registered User Posts: 47 Junior Member
    ^^seconding the don't wait, class of 2019 applications was a mess and it took a couple of days for them to confirm my application even got through
  • buttercup04buttercup04 Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    What would you all think of my chances of being accepted?

    STATS:
    Asian Female from Schaumburg
    7th Grade gpa: 4.0
    8th Grade gpa: 3.7
    9th Grade gpa: 3.2

    Exceptional circumstances:
    My sister has anxiety and depression, so I have taken on the role of making sure she is taking care of herself and making sure she has someone to talk to, and it’s really hard to see your sister suffering and being so upset. My younger brother has ADHD, ODD, & ADD. He is really gifted and enjoys science and mathematics as I do, so I spend a lot of time immersing him into science and teaching him JavaScript. My parents tell me to help him with his assignments because he cannot concentrate enough to finish work he should have completed during the school day. It takes him a long time to do his homework, so I spend 2-3 hours a day helping him finish everything on his rigorous schedule because he is in the Discovery program (an accelerated program) at his junior high. Recently, my youngest first cousin was diagnosed with autism caused by neurological delayed development from Lyme Disease he got when he was between the ages of 1-2. He is 5 years old now and goes to the autism learning program at Hale Elementary. I am very close to his side of the family because my father and his brother married my mother and her sister, respectively. Bikram is like a little brother to me, and since he has a hard time making friends, he has turned to his “siblings” to play and learn with. I have taught him to say a few words to convey what he wants,and I potty trained him over last years summer. I babysit
    him a lot on the weekdays while his parents work long hours during the day. I love Bikram a lot, and he enjoys my company, however, watching him constantly gives me little to no time t o d o m y h o m e w o r k o r s t u d y. A s h i s n e e d s h a v e b e c o m e r e l e v a n t , I h a v e g o t t e n w o r s e grades because I can’t study at night or do my homework until my study hall during the school day


    Sat score: 660 writing, 680 math

    Award #1
    National Fluid Power Association “ Best Portfolio” Award at Fluid Power Challenge Competition
    Award #2
    School District 54 Ambassador Of Excellence Award- recognized by the school district board for leadership and academic excellence
    Award #3
    Athletic Awards: 1) 3rd place at Conferences, 1600 m run (track & field) 2) 5th place at Conferences, 1600m run (track & field) 3) 16th place at Conferences, cross country 4) Spring Open 2016, 2nd place combat sparring (martial arts) 5) Spring Open 2016, 3rd place forms (martial arts) 6) Kennedy’s Martial Arts Academy In-School Tournament 2017, 2nd place weapons forms (martial arts)


    Activities:
    Congressional Debate Team
    Martial arts (first degree black belt)
    Health Occupation Students Of America
    Cougar Service Club
    All adult community band (with the exception of me)


  • corrjaynacorrjayna Registered User Posts: 63 Junior Member
    @buttercup04
    Firstly, it seems like you do a lot for you family and are very committed to them, and I don't think I could do half the things you do. Your patience is impressive.

    I do not know how much they take into account special circumstances, but assuming they disregard your low GPA, I would say your main issue is a dire lack of STEM based clubs and awards. There's not much you can do now, but assuming your classwork is heavily STEM based, your math and science teachers write you amazing recommendations, and your essay about STEM is great, you have a chance. Anyway, don't worry about it now, best of luck!
  • buttercup04buttercup04 Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    Thank you so much! On my 9th Grade Transcript it shows why my GPA is low, because I have 4 B+’s and they round down to Bs, and I took:
    STEM 1 Foundations
    Accelerated Biology
    Media Production
    AP Computer Science Principles

    I also have taken 4 summer camps about STEM (VEX Robotics, Coding, FUSE, and Rocketry)
    Did anybody else here also do National Fluid Power Challenge?

    I thinks my recs should be good, because the two teachers who told me to apply are doing my science and optional recommendations.

    Can anyone answer this question:
    Has anybody ever gone to excel? I think that even if I got in, I would most likely go.

    Everyone, please share if you get in or not! The wait till May begins
  • BhattMBhattM Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
    Does anyone know if were going to have a chance to edit our awards even though we already applied and how many boys will be accepted?
  • birdie02birdie02 Registered User Posts: 56 Junior Member
    @BhattM (unless I'm incorrect) I believe anything on the application already confirmed sent in is permanent, sorry.

    Regarding boys, I think since theres ~240 students total accepted every year, probably ~120 are male.
  • mrcw42mrcw42 Registered User Posts: 40 Junior Member
    Well, now for the 3-month long wait. BTW, is anyone taking the March SAT? I think I will in order to potentially improve my scores.
  • buttercup04buttercup04 Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    I was going to, but I forgot to say I was on my application so I don’t think I can now. Anyways, do you think IMSA looks for a well rounded student or an entirely math/science based students? I mean, does IMSA care about fine arts extracurriculars?
  • birdie02birdie02 Registered User Posts: 56 Junior Member
    I would say both are fine. I know friends that are well rounded, and some that are very invested into STEM related activities. I'd say myself I'm more well-rounded lol.
  • BhattMBhattM Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
    @birdie02 Thanks, do you or anyone really have a good idea of how many students tend to apply?
  • birdie02birdie02 Registered User Posts: 56 Junior Member
    @BhattM
    I would say 650~ typically apply.
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