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Andover? Ask a student.

overandoveroverandover Registered User Posts: 27 New Member
edited December 2009 in Prep School Admissions
Hey, I'm a current student at Andover. Seeing all the tours currently happening reminds me that application season is back again! I know I had an overflow of questions, so I'm here to answer yours.
I'd rather not go into super specifics about my statistics and financial aid, if possible.
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Replies to: Andover? Ask a student.

  • 2010 hopeful2010 hopeful Registered User Posts: 2,041 Senior Member
    Is it bad to interview late?

    mine is in january

    and it seems way too close to deadline
  • overandoveroverandover Registered User Posts: 27 New Member
    Interviewing later definitely won't have any effect on your chances; I guess really the only factor is keeping your stress level down while you're rushing to get the applications done. (Or maybe you won't be rushing- January just always seems to be a busy time for me.)
  • JamesChangJamesChang Registered User Posts: 510 Junior Member
    I like your username (: It's super witty.
  • bamagirl95bamagirl95 Registered User Posts: 523 Member
    I like your username as well(:
    On average, how much homework do you have a night?
  • overandoveroverandover Registered User Posts: 27 New Member
    Thanks- it's all over a lot of the Andover merch, so don't give me too much credit (:

    Well, the school year is really just starting up so right now not too much- only a few hours a night. But I know that once we get farther into the term there will be anywhere from 4-6 hours each day. I'm not going to lie, it's a lot of work, but when you're surrounded with friends and teachers 24/7, you somehow find a way to make it fun.
  • 2010 hopeful2010 hopeful Registered User Posts: 2,041 Senior Member
    did you apply for financial aid?

    if so does it make you feel any different from others that are full pay or do you not even notice the differences?
  • lemons.can.flylemons.can.fly Registered User Posts: 184 Junior Member
    What's your favorite class, favorite teacher, and why? (I'm aware this is only your opinion, and doesn't reflect much about the school. I just like to know these things :D)

    What's your favorite part of Andover? Least favorite? (be honest!!)
  • overandoveroverandover Registered User Posts: 27 New Member
    I'd rather not talk about my personal financial aid situation, but there is no problem at all with being or not being on aid here. Chances are you won't know who is, and if you do, it's totally accepted.

    Hmm, tough questions. I'm really liking my art class this year- media studies. We've been analyzing photographs and then taking what we learned to create our own. The teacher, Mr. Wicks, is the man. History is also great; it's all very cause-and-effect, analytical stuff, not just learning and spitting back facts. As far as teachers, English. All the English teachers are amazing. I'm not sure why but they are just fantastic.

    I'm not sure what my single favorite part is...probably just the whole environment. Everyone is so friendly and happy here all the time. Everyone is always willing to help and be a friend and I think that's a really special thing.

    My least favorite thing...I mean obviously it would be awesome if we didn't have to do homework or anything, but I don't think that will change any time soon. I suppose it's the weather, considering I'm from the South. I know that sounds like I'm skirting the question but I honestly can't think of bad aspects!
  • 2010 hopeful2010 hopeful Registered User Posts: 2,041 Senior Member
    are you taking any math and/or science courses?

    if so, how are they? (open-ended)

    sorry for all the weird questions

    just interested
  • TlGERTlGER Registered User Posts: 241 Junior Member
  • SoontoBoardSoontoBoard Registered User Posts: 285 Junior Member
    Hello. ABBOT. More, importantly, as a lower I have PE for 1 trimester, meaning I only have homework from four classes. While it takes 3-4 hours, I have free periods during the day and at night the time just seems to fly by and getting the work done isn't all that boring. The best things are the campus, blue key rallies, clusters (there really is a lot of pride for each cluster, and they all have flags), amazing food all the time, how laid back it is, and how there are tons of shows and movies to rent from the library. There is so much more equally good but I wanted to limit myself. Least favorite is that there are tests every two weeks in each class and that there's only 1 trimester of history. Also, you cannot tell the difference between full pay and financial aid, at all. Oh, and English is the best here, sitting outside.
  • overandoveroverandover Registered User Posts: 27 New Member
    Yes, math and science are required courses.
    I'm more of an English/History person, but I like them. Plus, there are so many different options for math and science (and any class for that matter) when you get older. Andover really caters to your needs as a student.

  • crdb123crdb123 Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    I have a tour/interview at Andover next week and I am wondering what to expect. What will the interviewer ask me? Any advice would be very much appreciated.
  • overandoveroverandover Registered User Posts: 27 New Member
    Awesome, I'll be giving tours next week. Maybe I'll see you.
    The interviewer could ask you a number of questions, but expect to answer what specifically you like about the school, why you would want to leave home and go there, and what makes you unique. Sell yourself. What do you have that the school doesn't?
  • dreamBIGGERdreamBIGGER Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    Hey overandover (:

    I'm planning to apply for 10th grade. Do you have any idea how many people get accepted each year for 10th grade? I know it's a lot harder than 9th grade...

    how's the learning environment here in Andover? ( I know it's a cheesy question )
    For my current school, we have 44 people in each class, and it's just awkward and you can't learn much from others...

    Please reply when you have time?
    Thanks. I really appreciate it.
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