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Prep School Chances for Top Schools

preppieasker101preppieasker101 Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
H Everyone!!

I am an international student living in Africa but I am an American Citizen. I have really good grades, make it on honor roll and my teachers said my recommendations were great. I do tennis and track and field but not so active.I am big on community service and have traveled to many countries. I am worried my SSAT isn't good enough. I got around 2150 which is 77th Percentile (Grade 9 female) the breakdown is as follows

Verbal scaled: 740 (83rd Percentile)
Reading Scaled: 716 (83rd Percentile)
Quantitative: 698 (52nd Percentile)

I am applying to some really top schools:
Phillips Academy Andover
Lawrenceville
Deerfield
Kent
Hotchkiss
Loomis
Berkshire
Mercersburg
George School
Hill School

Please Chance me! and also i need full FA to attend. Does this affect my chances?

Thank you so much in advance for all the answers!!
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Replies to: Prep School Chances for Top Schools

  • A08842A08842 Registered User Posts: 2,554 Senior Member
    Full FA makes it considerably harder to get accepted.
  • preppieasker101preppieasker101 Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    @PhotographerMom I have seen some of your posts and realized you know quite a lot about application process. Please help me here! Thank youu :)
  • PhotographerMomPhotographerMom Registered User Posts: 1,818 Senior Member
    @preppieasker101 - Have you applied to these schools already? Are you open to other schools (including all girl schools)? You have the right number of schools for full FA but with your score (which is fine), I would suggest maybe switching some schools out for other schools. Like Blair or Peddie for L'Ville, NMH for Deerfield, Brooks for Andover, Gunnery for Hotchkiss and maybe add great all girl schools like Westover, SBS, Dana Hall and Foxcroft to your list. Or, you can keep your list the way it is and add five more schools on par with the ones I suggested- or other Gems you've found on your own.

    Typically, if someone really wants to go to BS (and needs full FA) EC's say apply to at least 15 schools. Of course, it is paramount that you like the schools you apply to and they fit your needs/ personality/ criteria. IMHO- most kids can't go wrong with any of the schools I've suggested as alternatives/additions. They're all great and have been around forever- so definitely check them out.

    Most schools get back from break 1/5 so it's not too late to interview via Skype and submit more applications. Don't forget to ask for a fee waivers if you need them. Good luck and I'm around if you have further questions- always happy to help ( if I can ).

    Happy New Year. :)
  • preppieasker101preppieasker101 Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    @PhotographerMom Thank you so much! I have submitted teacher recommendations, transcripts and have done interviews for most of the schools but I haven't submitted my essays yet. I plan to do that soon. I am going to try and add some of the schools you mentioned so my chances of getting in are higher! Thank you once again and Happy new year to you too!
  • PhotographerMomPhotographerMom Registered User Posts: 1,818 Senior Member
    @preppieasker101 - You're welcome :). One school I forgot to mention but highly recommend is Pomfret. This school is very near and dear to my heart http://www.pomfretschool.org/page . It's a wonderful place and you would receive a fine education there. Definitely check it out!

    All the best and good luck!
  • mrnephewmrnephew Registered User Posts: 4,021 Senior Member
    Wait, Foxcroft is all girls?
  • PhotographerMomPhotographerMom Registered User Posts: 1,818 Senior Member
    Yes. http://www.foxcroft.org/ and they just received a 40M gift. :)
  • mrnephewmrnephew Registered User Posts: 4,021 Senior Member
    Different Foxcroft, I was thinking of the one in Maine.
  • PhotographerMomPhotographerMom Registered User Posts: 1,818 Senior Member
    My sister went to Foxcroft and she would give you the side- eye death glare for that comment. :) In case you didn't know there's only ONE Foxcroft and it's in Virginia. (LOL) That's like me saying, Oh- you mean the Lawrenceville in Nebraska? You're a BS student now- get with the program, mrnephew! :)

    My other sister went to Miss Porter's but for the Love of God- don't call it MPS- it's Farmington. :) My OTHER sister went to SBS (which at the time was Deerfield's sister school - something Deerfield doesn't like to admit even though SBS is a very fine school. Snobs. ) By the way, did you know Deerfield was a total DIVE back in the 70's? After my brother's tour, he turned to our dad and said, You can't pay me to go there. OK.... I'm having way too much fun here so I'll stop. :)

    Pop Quiz tomorrow. I'm going to ask you which Headmistress ( at another all girls school ) went to jail after she shot the Diet Doctor. If you want BS cred, you gotta know this stuff...... ( I'm kidding but a BS Quiz Thread would be fun).

    Sorry OP- I couldn't resist. :)
  • mrnephewmrnephew Registered User Posts: 4,021 Senior Member
    Uh... Okay!
  • PhotographerMomPhotographerMom Registered User Posts: 1,818 Senior Member
    For someone who never liked using smiley faces..... that's got to be a record.
  • A08842A08842 Registered User Posts: 2,554 Senior Member
    Lol you used 5 @PhotographerMom We should really have a BS Quiz Thread. That would be fun. :)
  • johnnyajohnnya Registered User Posts: 33 Junior Member
    So, is the inverse true also? Does NO FA = much better admission chances? Please discuss.
    Thanks.
  • A08842A08842 Registered User Posts: 2,554 Senior Member
    Definitely.
  • mrnephewmrnephew Registered User Posts: 4,021 Senior Member
    The word much is a conditional that I dislike.
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