I was wondering if someone could give me some insight into this... I applied to boarding schools this year (8th grade) but didn't make any of them (waitlisted at DA and Choate). I'm going to apply again in 9th grade, but I was wondering if I should be applying for 9th grade so I repeat it when I get accepted, or just go straight to 10th?
I was thinking 9th again, because that'd offer me more freedom on courses and such, but what are the admission committees' views on that? Do they count it as a negative trait? Any tips would be appreciated.