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What is the likelihood of me getting into Andover or Exeter?(This is really long)

michelley2233michelley2233 Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
edited December 2016 in Prep School Chances
Hi, I am from California and I do not know a lot about admissions for the boarding schools in New England. Any answers on my likelihood of getting in, advice, or opinions are appreciated. Thanks!

Currently, I am attending a private school and am in 8th grade. My ethnicity is Chinese and I was born in California. Also, I am not applying for financial aid and I have a younger brother. I will be applying for boarding since I am from California.

I am bilingual, speaking Chinese and English at home. I am learning Spanish (since kindergarten) and French (about a year or more).

First of all, I am a motivated person who is eager to learn but I do not believe only learning academics. I value important traits such as teamwork and am an active volleyball player. I do not enjoy strictly learning, I am a person who learns through creativity and discussion. My favorite subjects include writing, math, Spanish, and volleyball.

My contribution and accomplishments: If I were to attend Andover or Exeter, I would contribute to the student experience because I like to think that I am a pretty happy and optimistic person. I also take pride in schools I attend and feel that my school spirit is something I can contribute.

Community Service: I have also participated and still participate in community service, with and without my school elective. I have been doing this since 6th grade.

This includes: Humane Society, Reese’s Retreat, Shane’s Inspiration, Service Day (my school), Volunteer at Head Start (elective at my school).

I am playing piano, cello, and I paint with acrylic. I have painted since I was four and played piano since I was three (I am fourteen now).

My accomplishments include:

Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards 2016, Silver Award in Personal Essay/Memoir, 7th grade
Selected Participant Certificate in MTAC, Convention and Theme Festival, July 2016, LAX, Hilton
1st Place Winner, Open Piano Trio, July of 2016 with Satori Strings Contest
2nd Place Winner, Open Chopin Piano solo, July of 2016
3rd Place Winner, Open Baroque Piano solo, July of 2016
Bronze Award, Girl Scouts of America, 6th Grade
Certificate of Merit, Piano, levels: Primary, Two, Four, Six, Seven
Certificate of Merit Theory Exams: Primary, Two , Four, Six, Seven, Eight
Royal Conservatory of Music, Piano, Level: Seven
Royal Conservatory of Theory Exams: Level Eight
Certificate of Merit, Cello, Level Three
Participant, Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, Level: Intermediate

For the ISEE: I am taking the ISEE on January 7th. I have taken it before, and did not do as well as I expected. However, I have taken countless practice tests and studied much more since my last test. The results on my practice tests are about 7s (not as prominent as 8s), 8s, 9s(sometimes). I hope that my actual ISEE test will mirror how I do on practice tests.

Volleyball: I play club for about two years now, I am in 14 and under regionals division. I also play for on varsity for my current school and participate in high jump for track and field. I am on varsity tennis. However, I am really not that good at tennis and made the team as an alternate(which I am glad for because now I can play tennis.) I have played for doubles.

I have 4.0 GPA for the first semester of 8th grade. My GPA estimation for second quarter is 3.7.
Here are the classes I take and my grades for the first semester:

American Studies= A
Physical Science= A
Algebra= A
Spanish Advanced (it is about Spanish II)= A
Physical Education= A

Performing Arts- Aladdin
Yearbook Staff
A Girls' Volleyball

As for my second quarter, here are my current grades (it is not over):

English= A-
American Studies=A
Physical Science= B+(I am trying to get it to an A-)
Algebra= A- (I am trying to get it to an A)
Spanish Advanced (it is about Spanish II)= A
Physical Education= A

Community Service Head Start
Yearbook Staff
Literary Magazine
CPR Elective (will get certified)
A Girls' Tennis

Thank you for reading this, and I hope you have a nice day/night.

Replies to: What is the likelihood of me getting into Andover or Exeter?(This is really long)

  • collegeready33collegeready33 Registered User Posts: 251 Junior Member
    edited December 2016
    I think you have an OK chance. But those schools are hard to get into, so it's difficult to be able to tell your chances. Your piano is a very strong front, and your ecs are ok. However your isees are important also. Good luck!!
  • cababe97cababe97 Registered User Posts: 426 Member
    I am from CA and attend bs on the east coast so feel free to pm me with any questions.
  • CenterCenter Registered User Posts: 1,884 Senior Member
    I can't really say other that your resume is strong but very similar to many. Your ISEE scores are not high enough in my opinion. I am wondering why you aren't applying to other schools?
  • michelley2233michelley2233 Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    I am applying to other schools as well, however, they are more local. Thank you for the response! Also, in your opinion, what would be qualified ISEE scores?
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