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Chances for Andover, Exeter, Hotchkiss, Deerfield

honeybadgersftwhoneybadgersftw 8 replies3 threads New Member
edited March 2011 in Prep School Chances
SSAT:
99% math
93% reading
85% verbal
95% average
Academics:
I'm in eighth grade and taking linear algebra (the college course).
I've been on my school's MATHCOUNTS team for the last three years and made state each year.
I've gotten straight As so far.
I'm taking Latin 1 and know that I'll take Latin 2 next year.
Extracurricular:
I've been playing soccer for about 7 years now and my current team has won 2 division championships so far.
I'm also in my school's chorus and chamber choir which is an auditioned group.
I think that my essays were pretty good too.
edited March 2011
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  • honeybadgersftwhoneybadgersftw 8 replies3 threads New Member
    Also, I got 1st in the KSEA (NE chapter) last year and 4th two years ago.
    I've used the Johns Hopkins CTY for 4 years.
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  • ifax108ifax108 1168 replies58 threads Member
    First, are you a boy or a girl? If you're a boy, the fact that you've sung helps you a lot. (Or so I've heard) And, you'r taking linear algebra in eighth grade? That's really impressive. I think you'll have a lot choices on March 10th. But, then again I'm another applicant so good luck.
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  • honeybadgersftwhoneybadgersftw 8 replies3 threads New Member
    Thanks for the reply, ifax108. If you get in, tell me. Maybe we'll end up in the same school. I am a boy (and Asian if that matters).
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  • mustangsmustangs 28 replies1 threads New Member
    Have you talked to the soccer coaches at any of the schools?
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  • honeybadgersftwhoneybadgersftw 8 replies3 threads New Member
    Yes, I have talked to all of the soccer coaches.
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  • mustangsmustangs 28 replies1 threads New Member
    Well that will definitely help, many of these schools will give you some slack in your grades if you are good at athletics. Any other sports?
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  • honeybadgersftwhoneybadgersftw 8 replies3 threads New Member
    Thanks for the response, mustang. I don't play any other sports. Will that lower my chances?
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  • mustangsmustangs 28 replies1 threads New Member
    I know couple of people at my school (I go to PA) that are Varsity in some sport as a freshman, and their grades (from what I've heard) are given some slack when considered giving admission.
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  • middleschool8middleschool8 108 replies17 threads Junior Member
    I would take Mustangs' posts with a grain of salt, as there is no recruitment process for prep schools...so, yes, soccer would help in the sense that it shows dedication, but not in the sense that they would cut you some slack in terms of grades [which doesn't seem to be a problem for you :)] On the other hand, being asian DOES MATTER. Math and science oriented asians are a dime a dozen, whereas standout humanities students are much harder to come by. Any more awards? Or extracurriculars?
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  • DiveAliveDiveAlive 1714 replies20 threads Senior Member
    "as there is no recruitment process for prep schools"
    ???

    yes, there is :S
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  • kenthopefulkenthopeful 34 replies2 threads Junior Member
    theres def recruitment at prep schools.... in almost every sport
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  • middleschool8middleschool8 108 replies17 threads Junior Member
    allow me to rephrase....the process isn't as official as it is at universities, nor do you receive such significant slack in terms of grades [from what I've heard]. Ie. a recruit for a "money sport" at an Ivy League school would be allowed to have a significantly lower ai than an untagged applicant.
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  • overandover98overandover98 218 replies18 threads Junior Member
    @honey

    I have to say you did a very good job! Linear algebra is amazing! You must have been doing Calculus in 6th grade! Good for you and good luck to everyone! Make sure to check out the official master list of acceptances on D-Day! (I ask that you limit posting until it's time).
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