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Chances for Choate, Deerfield and Hotchkiss

zoed123zoed123 Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
edited February 2013 in Prep School Chances
Hi. I have finished all of my applications for Choate Rosemary Hall, Deerfield Academy and the Hotchkiss School and I find out if I made it in soon.
My cousin currently goes to Hotchkiss and she says I have a pretty good chance because I am well rounded and have good grades. I also did pretty well on my ssat scores and had a great interview for all three schools. I am still worried though that I may not make it and I was wondering is this good enough? I run track and field and do javelin I play volleyball and soccer and many other sports too. I play the musical instrument the tuba and sing aswell and i take drama inside and outside of school and I do a bit of community service. So my main question is, do I have a good chance because I know there is nothing I can do but I would rather have low standards :/ thank you
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Replies to: Chances for Choate, Deerfield and Hotchkiss

  • baseball25baseball25 Registered User Posts: 189 Junior Member
    the info you gave us is very vague. What are your grades? You ssat score? How were your recommendations? etc.
  • dennroo13dennroo13 Registered User Posts: 62 Junior Member
    Can you speicfy how long you have been doing these extracurriculars? Im not going to say your chances because I have seen so many great applicants with as good as an application as you, rejected. Are you full pay? how are your essays
  • zoed123zoed123 Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
    I do not need financial aid. My ssat scores were 77 percentile overall. I have been playing these sports for a while and I have mostly A's. My essays were pretty good since english is one of my strongest subjects and the recommendations are also pretty well done since my teachers and I have pretty strong discussions etc. I also take part in several clubs at school like the school newspaper, Model United Nations, The Baking Club and Senior Band, but would the legacy thing help? because my cousin says that I have a pretty good chance and says i shouldn't worry but I am and I am just stressing.
  • FutureExonian15FutureExonian15 Registered User Posts: 131 Junior Member
    SSAT score might set you back, but you have a variety of ECs which is good. Your commitment to them is important however.
  • turks12345turks12345 Registered User Posts: 70 Junior Member
    I think youre ok, but what sets you back is the fact that you are a late applicant.
  • zoed123zoed123 Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
    oh i applied way before but thank you for your help! that makes me feel a lot better even if their is still a chance of me not getting in :)
  • turks12345turks12345 Registered User Posts: 70 Junior Member
    Aaaaa okk than yeah you're fine hahahahaha
  • turks12345turks12345 Registered User Posts: 70 Junior Member
    @zoed123 what grade are you applying to? Im am also applying to Hotchkiss and Deerfield to 10th grade
  • zoed123zoed123 Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
    i am to for sophmore year!
  • GMTplus7GMTplus7 Registered User Posts: 14,567 Senior Member
    I hope your mention of being a "legacy" doen't refer to your cousin.

    You're a legacy if a direct ancestor (parents, grandparents) are alumni.

    If helps if you have a sibling presently enrolled. But cousins confer no advantage.
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