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Choate/Deerfield/Exeter chances?

dankfinessedankfinesse Registered User Posts: 21 Junior Member
Hi all,
I am an 8th grade asian male applying for boarding schools mentioned above as a 9th. I would love to know my chances in being accepted into these schools, so please tell me what you think! Also, I would really appreciate it if you gave me some advice in the application process, as I am a sort of neophyte to the boarding school world.
Anyways, here are some of my stats:
88% on the SSAT(will most definitely retake come January)
Homeschooled: currently in Algebra II, will be in Trig/Pre Calc next year; honors level English and Biology; French 1
GPA: N/A(homeschooled)
Teacher recs: Parent is completing, not sure if this has any merit
Essays: Strong, received help from Parent
Interviews: Yet to be scheduled, but I am confident that it will go well
Extracurriculars: State ranked in track and field, soccer and wrestling; Photography; Piano(self taught); volunteer for local TV station as video editor
Demographics: Korean(overrepresented minority); Chicagoland area
FA/FP: Full FA :(
Hook: not sure

What do you think my chances are for admission?




Replies to: Choate/Deerfield/Exeter chances?

  • smsstudentsmsstudent Registered User Posts: 72 Junior Member
    Right now, 88th percentile is a bit low for Deerfield and Exeter, especially considering you are an international student from Korea, but you never know. You could ace them when you retake. Having good grades and being a great athlete can compensate, however. I am not sure if many independent schools offer FA to international students. I would check the website.
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