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IMSA Applicant Class of 2024

aokreyreyaokreyrey 3 replies1 threads New Member
Hello future applicants to the Illinois Math and Science Academy, this forum is for discussion relating to admissions for the class of 2024. I am applying for this class as an eighth grader, and wanted to make a forum because they seem to have been really helpful in the last years.
The discussion can involve chances, questions, etc.
Good luck!
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  • aokreyreyaokreyrey 3 replies1 threads New Member
    What are my chances of getting in as an eighth grader?
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  • wingstosoar338wingstosoar338 1 replies0 threads New Member
    edited July 2
    Hi! I'm also applying to IMSA- I'm glad to be a part of the community!

    Only a handful of eighth graders are accepted and ultimately attend IMSA. This is in sharp contrast to the over 200 ninth graders accepted each year.

    ( Although the stats are a bit daunting) I found that through IMSA's main and student-based websites , applicants can find lots of information on IMSA admissions. IMSA holistically determines eligibility of applicants through non-traditionally based mediums outside of grades or GPA. Other factors like demographics and location/school [that you attend] can also impact your chances.
    I wish you well during the long months ahead! :)
    edited July 2
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  • umpariaumparia 1 replies0 threads New Member
    What do you think is a good SAT score for Bloomington/Normal area? And, because of covid-19, I am not able to participate in as many extracurricular activities, so do you have suggestions on what I could do?
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  • IMSAUserIMSAUser 2 replies1 threads New Member
    Hi, I am an (incoming) eight grader interested in IMSA.

    Demographics
    I am an Asian male in the eight grade. I can travel to IMSA in 30 minutes, and reside in a Chicagoland suburb. I do not have friends or relatives who have attended IMSA.

    Extracurriculars
    - Math Club
    - Robotics Club
    - Stem Club (SCIOLY)
    - Android and iOS Creator

    GPA: I fall into IMSA's highest GPA tier, that is between 3.75 and 4.0.

    Awards: I have a few notable ones, but I would like to accumulate more awards before sharing. One that I can share now is the President's Award for Educational Excellence.

    Standardized Tests: I have not taken the SAT, but I might do it at the end of 2020. I am scoring in both the 1400's and 1500's on online tests.

    Recommendations: How do I contact eight grade teachers for their recs. when I will be doing remote and getting teachers from another school in the school district? I won't be able to have the same level of recs as if I was doing in-person at my own school.





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