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What are my chances for Exeter, Andover, and other top tier boarding schools

mattlim1207mattlim1207 Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
So I'm an 8th grader and if admitted, am going in as a freshman for all of my schools. What are my chances?
Grades- Half A's Half A+'s 6th Grade
All A+'s 7th grade
All A's 8th grade first quarter

ECs: Debate Team 3 Years
MUN -2 years
Classical Guitar- 5 years
Tennis- 3-4 years
Swimming- 4 years
Math Team- 3 years

Achievements- National Forensics League first place
AMC 8 Honor Roll
Select Science Olympiad team
IMLEM(Math Competition) Meet 2- Perfect Score
Scholastic Writing Competition Honorable Mentions- And hopefully at least silver key, as I submitted this year with a much better essay
Kind of Useless but ASMA(math) Meet 2&3- Perfect Scores

Interviews: Let's assume they went above average but not spectacular(I tried to emphasize my strong points but also my morality)

Essays: I spent 30+ Hours on each essay, so let's say above average

Recommendation- Once again, let's assume above average(I tried really hard the first quarter and got good grades)

Community Service- Went to Cambodia for that specific person

Financial Aid: If you can, for both with FA and without FA(I did some schools with FA, some without)

Extra Information: I really tried to emphasize the point that I was living internationally, and didn't have many opportunities to participate in competitions and other activities, and that my school was really small and most of my activities just began the year I joined them or were extremely disorganized(Tennis). Thanks!

Replies to: What are my chances for Exeter, Andover, and other top tier boarding schools

  • A08842A08842 Registered User Posts: 2,554 Senior Member
    Do you have any swimming/debate/guitar achievements? Did you take the SSAT yet?

    Other than that, your stats look good! :)
  • mattlim1207mattlim1207 Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
    My SSAT was perfect except for one or two mistakes on reading, so 99% and I won a national competition for debate, was in the Top 20 for our school swim team, and guitar is more of a hobby than something I take to competitions. I participated in a piano recital once(played for 7 and 1/2 years) but I stopped playing one year ago and thought it was better not to mention it, as I probably won't continue playing any time soon. Thanks for the reply!
  • mattlim1207mattlim1207 Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
    Also, I'm taking the AMC 10 in a month and hopefully I will get into AIME invitational(practice tests are pretty good) How much would this affect my chances of admission. Thanks!
  • A08842A08842 Registered User Posts: 2,554 Senior Member
    What have you been getting on practice tests?
  • mattlim1207mattlim1207 Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
    My Official SSAT score was a perfect except for two reading question mistakes- so 99% for math and vocal, and 98% for reading
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