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Prep School Chances

fresccotiifresccotii Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
So I'm applying to Hotchkiss, St Paul, Exeter, Andover and I'm an 8th Grader

- 87% SSAT but I'm retesting in January
- my school doesn't do grades but I got A's
- good teacher recs
- secretary general of model un middle school
- been to 9 mun conferences
- went to phillips exeter summer school
- got into cty john hopkins
- community service every week (teaching local chinese kids)
- went to a village in china for a month to learn about chinese culture and to help
- raised funds for the WILL foundation by organizing a triathlon
- tennis since 1st grade
- badminton since 3rd grade
- hockey since 7th grade
- can speak three languages
- participated in world scholars cup and qualified for dubai round
- participated in cisco debate
- need financial aid
- international student (not in america)

what are my chances? i'm asian but my ssat isn't really good so i'm really worried

Replies to: Prep School Chances

  • shantacornshantacorn Registered User Posts: 25 New Member
    so am I! probably since you have a nice athletic background but if you need FA it makes it a lot harder to get in. Exeter might take you but andover has a 94th percentile cutoff i believe (even if they dont say so, it's true). Good luck to you, but with that ssat score i might bring you down a little.
  • mrnephewmrnephew Registered User Posts: 4,021 Senior Member
    but andover has a 94th percentile cutoff i believe (even if they dont say so, it's true)

    False.
  • thelittleswimmerthelittleswimmer Registered User Posts: 870 Member
    shantacorn wrote:
    but andover has a 94th percentile cutoff i believe (even if they dont say so, it's true).

    There is NO cutoff whatsoever. The 94th percentile is just the AVERAGE. Some will have scores lower than 94th percentile, some will have scores higher than the 94th percentile. Having a score lower than the 94th percentile will NOT "make or break your chances."

    @shantacorn The original post was also made on 12/24/2014 and OP said that he would retake in January, so his/her scores may have also changed.
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