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14 days until TSAO decisions

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  • patronyorkpatronyork Registered User Posts: 436 Member
    I can imagine how you guys feel. Only a few more days.. My son does not seem too nervous. He spends a lot of time on following European soccer games and student gov't works. Never too concerned, which sometimes drives his mom crazy... hh

    I wish everyone gets accepted to the school of choice.
  • confusedonhadesconfusedonhades Registered User Posts: 649 Member
    ameripen I'm not familiar with UWC, what is it?
    patronyork Good luck to your son. I wish I could not be nervous like him, but unfortunately that will never be.
  • NikDanglesNikDangles Registered User Posts: 91 Junior Member
    Applied to:
    St. Pauls
    Deerfield
    Westminster
    Milton (favorite)
    Kent
    NMH
    Willston Northampton
    Taft
    Choate
    Loomis
  • confusedonhadesconfusedonhades Registered User Posts: 649 Member
    I'm applying to St.Pauls as well
  • NikDanglesNikDangles Registered User Posts: 91 Junior Member
    very nervous
  • ameripenameripen Registered User Posts: 263 Junior Member
    @confusedonhades

    UWC is a group of twelve international boarding schools,
    Funded by Queens, attended by Kings, and other wearers of jewels:
    Queens Noor, Sonja, and Beatrix, and the Prince of Orange, respectively.
    And the admissions committees choose students very selectively!
    For 2013-2014 year six hundred Americans applied
    And in February, five hundred cried,
    When interviews they did not get!
    But of the one hundred who didn't throw a sorrowful fit,
    Just ten quintets will be selected for a spot
    At a school that is the world's greatest educational melting pot.

    Okay, that is my five-minute attempt at a poem explaining what it is.
    Basically, both the schools I applied to have 8% acceptance rates. Great.

    At least I have a 50% chance at UWC now.

    I don't feel good about Exeter, but still nervous— dammit! Even if I get into Exeter, my family probably won't get any financial aid, whereas UWC is completely free and even pays full tuition at virtually any American university.

    @NikDangles How did you convince your teachers to complete so many recommendations?
  • NikDanglesNikDangles Registered User Posts: 91 Junior Member
    haha it wasn't easy and some of them ended up turning them in late. Luckily 6 of them were all on the same site (gatewaytoprep) @ameripen
  • ameripenameripen Registered User Posts: 263 Junior Member
    Wow. I was scared about asking them for two. Thought about applying to Groton, but didn't want to give a third recommendation. Good on you.
  • confusedonhadesconfusedonhades Registered User Posts: 649 Member
    @Ameripen love the poem! UWC sounds amazing I'm surprised it didn't come on my radar. Where are these schools located?
    @NikDangles wow. My math teacher was upset just completing 4 because my mom wouldn't do the common app. You must have some great teachers!
  • ameripenameripen Registered User Posts: 263 Junior Member
    @confusedonhades I know! I would have expected to have heard about them earlier. It may be because they are not discussed in the Prep Schools forum, but rather in Study Abroad for some reason. The first time I thought about applying to a boarding school (when I was in the eighth grade), I never heard about it once. This summer, a few of my friends from the Pacific region suggested I look at it.

    Netherlands
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    USA
    Canada
    Wales
    Swaziland
    Singapore
    Hong Kong
    Costa Rica
    Italy
    Norway
    India

    I'm mainly interested in the USA, Canada, Wales, and Singapore, though this may change before I officially submit my preferences.

    + the schools in the U.S., Wales, and Italy are located in actual castles. Incredible campuses.
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