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Chance at top boarding schools?

mlee16mlee16 Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
edited November 2012 in Prep School Chances
Hello, I am a freshman (Asian) currently enrolling in an international school outside of US. What are my chances of getting into top boarding schools such as Exeter, Andover, Hotchkiss and Choate?
Here are my stats:

SSAT: 98th percentile
GPA in 8th grade: 4.00
Courses in 9th grade (There are no A+ at my school and all courses are considered as honors):
World History: A
Biology: A
English: A
Geometry: A
Chinese IV: A
P.E.: A
Band: A
GPA: 4.00 (so far)
MUN (First conference main-submitted resolution and received best delegate recognition)
Math Competition
School Drama Plays and Musicals (Main role in one musicals and plays: Romeo and Juliet, Into the Woods, etc.), Outstanding Student in Drama Award
Self- taught Economics
7th Grade and 8th Grade Student Council Representative
Co-founder of a Vietnam Charity Club
Participated in EPGY Program and received "best student award"

Teacher Rec: Outstanding, I have built close relationships with them
EC Rec: Basketball, where I demonstrated leadership even though I am not the best basketball player

Thanks for reading!
So What are my chances...?
Please be honest..!
Post edited by mlee16 on

Replies to: Chance at top boarding schools?

  • BrotherBrother Registered User Posts: 38 Junior Member
    Your stats are great, but what schools really care about is character, energy inspired by love of one's commitments rather than by craving recognition, authenticity and depth of interest, and likelihood to be a leading contributor to a field. I suspect you have those as well, but no list can convey those intangibles. The resume should authentically reflect the student rather than broadcasting ambition to appear well-rounded and admissible. Who you are and why you choose certain activities are more important than what you've done. Your drive, energy, intelligence and capacity for excellence come through. Is the drive for success in its own right or is it because you love what you're doing? Be true to yourself and the right school will want you. Raw ambition is okay and can even inspire much success. Insecurity is okay, too, and can also inspire success. But authentic engagement is the best of all. If that describes you, you will have a shot at admission anywhere.
  • BrotherBrother Registered User Posts: 38 Junior Member
    Removing double post.
  • BrotherBrother Registered User Posts: 38 Junior Member
    Sorry for technical incompetence today.
  • mlee16mlee16 Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    Thanks for your opinion and reply!!
    I can't agree with you more!!!
  • Stefan4everStefan4ever - Posts: 31 Junior Member
    Truthfully I dont think they will even doubt your abilites and accept you right on the spot
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