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What are my chances of getting into Lawrenceville?

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Replies to: What are my chances of getting into Lawrenceville?

  • CC4lifeCC4life Registered User Posts: 243 Junior Member
    edited February 16
    @Stargirl222 AO is admissions officer or admissions office. Oh and sending links will definitely help, and as the video states, most schools pass those links on to the music instructors or sports coaches who will evaluate them and then offer a list of their top suggestions for acceptance. If they put you on that list, your chances will greatly increase, but of course, we will never know who is actually on each list.
  • CC4lifeCC4life Registered User Posts: 243 Junior Member
    edited February 16
    @Stargirl222 asking for their contact information could help, but at this point most schools, if not all have already finalized decisions or are in the process of finalizing them. Ultimately, as long as you have sent them a link with your skills and abilities that is pretty much everything they need to make a decision on your athletic and musical ability.
  • Stargirl222Stargirl222 Registered User Posts: 33 Junior Member
    Do u think i have more chances of getting into lville or PA? @CC4life
  • CC4lifeCC4life Registered User Posts: 243 Junior Member
    edited February 16
    @Stargirl222 I would definitely say your chances are lower at PA just because PA tends to get the largest number of applicants and therefore they will have stronger geographic diversity and stronger athletic recruiting options, but again, you never know.
  • Stargirl222Stargirl222 Registered User Posts: 33 Junior Member
    Does anyone have any more opinions?
  • skieuropeskieurope Super Moderator Posts: 43,580 Super Moderator
    edited February 16
    Does anyone have any more opinions?
    Yes. Give people time to respond

    Original post: Today at 1:07 am
    First bump: Today at 4:16 am

    The above times are US Eastern time, where a large chunk of users live. Few people are reading chance threads in the middle of the night and it's the weekend.
    Which ones do u think I’m likely to get accepted?
    Nobody here can say that you have a chance for a particular school, since none of us are AOs reading all the applications and viewing you in comparison with everyone else. You're certainly qualified for many of these schools, but the reality is that is is more difficult to get accepted as an international applicant. What does help (for some schools) is that you don't need FA.
    will it help if I ask the schools to send me the contacts of the coaches?
    If you plan to continue the sport, most schools have a contact link/interest form for the coaches on their website.
    he was teally impressed with how many sports I do, is this a good sign?
    Read nothing into this;he's making polite conversation.
    NMH, but that’s my safety school
    NMH is not a safety for 99% of applicants.

    Good luck.
  • CaliMexCaliMex Registered User Posts: 1,691 Senior Member
    In general, smaller schools prefer kids who play multiple sports and are involved in multiple activities because they need to field just as many sports, clubs, etc with a fraction of the students.

    Larger schools like specialists who have excelled in a specific sport or endeavor because it means that particular team or club will do well.

    This is a gross generalization, of course..
  • Stargirl222Stargirl222 Registered User Posts: 33 Junior Member
    @CaliMex which are, in your opinion, the smaller schools out of my list?
  • austinmshauriaustinmshauri Registered User Posts: 8,614 Senior Member
    Nobody here can really tell you your chances of admission. They can speculate that your stats are within range or tell you which schools might be reaches based on your stats, but I think you already know those things. You have 3 weeks until decision day. I think that all you can really do at this point is hope for the best.
  • CaliMexCaliMex Registered User Posts: 1,691 Senior Member
    Size of school is not a matter of opinion ;-) You can look up the # of students at each school at boardingschoolreview.com ... You did not apply to any of the smaller, well-known boarding schools (Thacher, Groton, St. Andrew's School in Delaware, Cate, etc)
  • ilovechoateeeeeilovechoateeeee Registered User Posts: 411 Member
    edited February 16
    I think you're a strong applicant and you'll probably get choices on M9/10. Good luck!!!
  • Stargirl222Stargirl222 Registered User Posts: 33 Junior Member
    @CaliMex @ilovechoateeeee which 3, in your opinion, am I most likely to get into?
  • ilovechoateeeeeilovechoateeeee Registered User Posts: 411 Member
    For the smaller sized boarding schools?
  • ilovechoateeeeeilovechoateeeee Registered User Posts: 411 Member
    I would say Groton is the hardest just because it has 8th grade. However, each school has a distinct culture, and that might not fit everyone.
  • skieuropeskieurope Super Moderator Posts: 43,580 Super Moderator
    edited February 17
    @CaliMex @ilovechoateeeee which 3, in your opinion, am I most likely to get into?
    Why are you sooooo obsessed with this? As @austinmshauri correctly points out, you will find out for real in 3 weeks. Nobody here has inside info to discern which schools are more likely, particular a 9th grader (although a knowledgeable and mature one from what I've seen) in the same boat as you. Ask the Magic 8 Ball - the degree of accuracy is probably similar. :) Patience is a virtue my friend.
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