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IMSA Applicant Class of 2022

PhoenixRisesPhoenixRises 7 replies2 postsRegistered User New Member
Hi, I'm applying for Class of 2022, and I just decided to start a forum thread, so we can compare and find out about all things IMSA admission related!
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  • Hi2323Hi2323 1 replies1 postsRegistered User New Member
    Hi what grade are you in right now
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  • 7bean37bean3 35 replies0 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    Hi everybody! I was accepted to IMSA for the class of 2021 and will be attending starting this fall. I found this website to be extremely helpful in being up to date on information. If anybody has any questions regarding the application process, feel free to send me a private message or ask right on here! Also, below is a link to an article with a lot of helpful information regarding the data from previous applicants and accepted students. I would highly recommend reading it.

    https://sites.imsa.edu/acronym/2018/03/09/a-history-of-imsa-admissions/
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  • PhoenixRisesPhoenixRises 7 replies2 postsRegistered User New Member
    Thank you @7bean3, andI'm going into 9th!
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  • xxxK9DudexxxxxxK9Dudexxx 7 replies0 postsRegistered User New Member
    What’s a good math score on SAT for IMSA? I usually get 700-730 on practice tests, but my friends all say that’s too low and that I should be getting 780-800. I wanted your guys’s opinion.
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  • 7bean37bean3 35 replies0 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    @xxxK9Dudexxx

    A 700-730 is a great score! The average composite in 2016 (for accepted students) was between 1200 and 1300. I don't know what the average for math specifically was, but I'm sure you can find it on google. I got in with a 690 in math and know many people who got in with scores lower. For the class of 2017 (sorry, it's the most recent data I could find quickly) the average math sat score was 668. I'm no expert, but I think that you have a pretty good score. Keep prepping to get it up higher if you can, but don't think you need a 780 to get in. Very few students score that high.
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  • 0chotona1liensis0chotona1liensis 47 replies2 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    Hi everyone! I'm a current IMSA student going into my senior year, I'm not as familiar with the applications because it's been a couple of years but feel free to ask me any questions about what it's like being a student at IMSA!
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  • theonesun333theonesun333 49 replies0 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    Hi everyone! I'm going to be a freshman this August and I'm applying to IMSA. I applied last year (in 8th grade) and was rejected, but I received an 8th grade interview, where I was able to meet with an IMSA admissions counselor to get feedback on my application.
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  • theonesun333theonesun333 49 replies0 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    @xxxK9Dudexxx I would agree with @7bean3 that a score range of about 700-730 on the SAT math is great. Receiving an SAT math score between 780-800 doesn't guarantee admission. From the practice tests I have been taking, I have also been scoring in the range of 700-730. To score between 780-800, you can practically only get one question wrong, which is almost impossible for 8th/9th graders. It's also good to keep in mind that the SAT is only 1/3 of the whole IMSA application.
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  • 0chotona1liensis0chotona1liensis 47 replies2 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    edited July 2018
    @theonesun333 @xxxK9Dudexxx from what I've heard test scores and GPA matter more for 8th grade applicants because they want to be sure that we can succeed academically, for freshman applicants the process is more fully holistic so make sure to pay attention to your essays as well (for both 8th grade and freshman applicants, they won't let you in on score alone).
    edited July 2018
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  • PhoenixRisesPhoenixRises 7 replies2 postsRegistered User New Member
    Yea, I was talking to some IMSA graduates and IMSA seniors, and they were saying how they thought the essays might be more important than the SAT scores. However, that's their personal opinion, and I don't know how true that is.
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  • topCShopefultopCShopeful 6 replies1 postsRegistered User New Member
    Hello to all. I had a few questions about the placement process following acceptance into IMSA.
    Assuming I get in, will taking the placement test "confirm" me and lock me in as a incoming student, or after getting my placement results (assuming I'm not happy/comfortable with them), can I back out of IMSA? Secondly, what kind of content is on the IMSA math placement test, and how in - depth is the content. I would really like to improve and polish my math skills so I have a better chance of placing into a higher math class (goal is MI4 or BC calc 1.)
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  • 7bean37bean3 35 replies0 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    @topCShopeful

    Once you've gotten an acceptance letter, you will not have your invitation to attend revoked because of bad placement. Placement will only determine your math, foreign language, and possibly science courses for the next year.

    At any point between your acceptance and your graduation day, you are able to back out of IMSA. Depending on when you do so though, you might not get full tuition refunded and you might have trouble with re-registering at your old school. However, it is certainly possible to back out if you aren't happy with your placement.

    The math test is in two sections. The first is all algebra one. Definitely make sure you are solid on your algebra for this. On the second part, it's expected you won't be able to answer everything. That's because it will have a whole slew of topics ranging from algebra 2 through some calc. The content (at least in my opinion) wasn't very in-depth, just challenging. It was mostly just the hardest drills-type problems that you would get on something like homework at your old school.

    It is important to keep in mind that everyone has very different experiences with placement tests. Some people thought it was really easy this year and others struggled a lot. Don't be surprised if you don't get the class you're hoping for - the placements are almost always done very well, even if it seems wrong at first.
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  • blessed101blessed101 58 replies4 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    Hello All,
    thanks for putting this forum.
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  • vb2004vb2004 6 replies1 postsRegistered User New Member
    im kind of nervous about my SAT. i took a practice test a few months ago and got a 1200 but now my math is 650 and my reading is a 640 which is a 1290. i still have a few more months to practice and if i get it up to potentially a 1320 or something like that is that a good score to apply. and what kind of extracurriculars are they looking for? in my freshman year im planning to do debate team(you have to be invited based on your placement score), math team(avaliable only to alg 2 honors since that is the highest at my school), student council, scholastic bowl, R Code(u appear on the Tv screen in the morning and say all the announcements), tennis, yearbook club, principal advisory, and guidance helper.
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  • 7bean37bean3 35 replies0 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    @vb2004

    You should probably try to get your math score closer to a 700 or higher (but people are accepted with 650s and lower). For reading, a 640 is okay. Also, they won't pay attention to the composite as much as the subscores. However, if you want information on composites, the 2016 applicants had 84 students admitted with scores similar to yours (between 1100 and 1300).

    Also, you only get to list four extracurriculars on the application - so even though those all seem like good choices and you should do them if they interest you - when asking about odds for getting in or if your application looks good, tell us which four you plan on listing. IMSA is interested in a wide variety of extracurriculars, so don't worry too much about which you do. Instead, choose ones that interest you and try to distinguish yourself from others with the same activities.
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  • PhoenixRisesPhoenixRises 7 replies2 postsRegistered User New Member
    I haven't finished preparing yet, but I took the Official SAT Practice Test #1 on Khan Academy, as a pretest, just gaging my score without studying, and I got 1340, I was wondering what score I should aim for. I know I could improve by a lot, but I want to know a score that I could aim for, especially because I feel that I could improve this score
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  • xxxK9DudexxxxxxK9Dudexxx 7 replies0 postsRegistered User New Member
    Are there AP classes at IMSA? I read somewhere that IMSA doesn't have AP, but then I saw somewhere else that 50% of the students take AP courses. I'm confuzzled.
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  • xxxK9DudexxxxxxK9Dudexxx 7 replies0 postsRegistered User New Member
    Also is there an IMSA discord server? I'm thinking of making one as an informal way to talk to each other.
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  • mochi12mochi12 24 replies0 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    IMSA does not offer any AP courses but many courses should prepare the students well for taking the AP tests. IMSA students can register for any AP tests they want to take. Here is the info on which IMSA courses will prepare the students for which AP tests: https://imsa.webex.com/imsa/ldr.php?RCID=f99fa2772365e5518ed81917acbd326b
    You can also see some average AP scores on the IMSA Profile: https://www.imsa.edu/sites/default/files/upload/imsa_profile2018_onlinevers_0.pdf
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  • blessed101blessed101 58 replies4 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    Hello,

    My Son is rising freshman and he is interested applying in IMSA.
    At 8th grade he has taken a SAT test and he secured 1350 score.
    Is that good enough for an Indian American? should he try to improve the score?

    His ECs are:
    Mathlete - 3 years
    IMSA Stem School - 1 year
    STEM related after school activities via School - 3 years
    Plays competitive Soccer


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