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Chances for Berkshire School

om123omom123om Registered User Posts: 21 Junior Member
Hello im a 9th grader applying to Berkshire, Middlesex, and Peddie

I have amazing recs and my teacher loves me
I play 2 sports - JV football and baseball on a high school team
my grades are good and I never had a c or below in my life - all honors classes
my essay is phenomenal
I have many tech ideas that I would bring and they really loved that idea
my interviews went so well probably the best I ever had

My ssat - 737 math 712 vocab 653 reading - 2102 74%

I do many clubs from art, speech, and debate
and I have a lot of community service

I don't know how will I get in though because my SSAT is not that great. Does anyone know my chances?


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Replies to: Chances for Berkshire School

  • cababe97cababe97 Registered User Posts: 462 Member
    It is so, so hard to say. Admissions are never guaranteed and now that everything is submitted, it’s best to just wait until M10. I know it’s hard to have the decision be out of your control (I drove myself crazy in the weeks leading up to M10) but it’s best to just wait.

    I’m a student at Berkshire, so if you have any questions about the school (either before or after M10), feel free to pm me!
  • om123omom123om Registered User Posts: 21 Junior Member
    edited March 7
    Thanks for the feedback, Berkshire is a great school and I feel like I have chance their but im going to wait till March 9th. also, how many 9th graders applying and how many new sophomores get in?
  • cababe97cababe97 Registered User Posts: 462 Member
    I’m not sure what the breakdown is for how many kids apply for each grade but in total I think there were 1,300 applicants. I’m also not sure how many are accepted, since schools don’t thpicaly release that info. I know that Berkshire aims for about 50-60 freshman to come and for about 50 sophomores to come.
  • om123omom123om Registered User Posts: 21 Junior Member
    dam 50 is a lot. im going to wait till tomorrow and hope to get in. And there are more freshman applicants, right?
  • cababe97cababe97 Registered User Posts: 462 Member
    Not positive, but I would assume so:)
  • om123omom123om Registered User Posts: 21 Junior Member
    thanks, im just going to wait till tomorrow morning, i hope i get in.
  • om123omom123om Registered User Posts: 21 Junior Member
    Hello, I just got my decision and im waitlisted. Do you know the chance of getting off?
  • AltrasAltras Registered User Posts: 359 Member
    Schools often tell how often they've gone to their WL in the decision letter. If not, you can get that info from the school, though don't expect immediate answers, as the AOs and staff are now aggressively working to secure those students that they've accepted. You can learn how the WLs work in general by reading through the Waitlist thread. It will become very active today. The positive comments in that thread are far more useful than the negative ones. Good luck!
  • PhotographerMomPhotographerMom Registered User Posts: 1,933 Senior Member
    @om123om - I'm so sorry . No one can answer that, but your best bet is to accept a place on their WL ASAP. How did your other schools go?
  • om123omom123om Registered User Posts: 21 Junior Member
    I also got waitlisted at Middlesex. I think that Berkshire accepts a lot of sophomores and which I believe at least 10-15 kids go to other places. Anything I should do besides wait?
  • PhotographerMomPhotographerMom Registered User Posts: 1,933 Senior Member
    Berkshire is very popular with the JBS crowd - who apply for 10th. Are you FP or FA?
  • om123omom123om Registered User Posts: 21 Junior Member
    What do you mean by Fp or FA?
  • CaliMexCaliMex Registered User Posts: 1,693 Senior Member
    Full pay or financial aid
  • PhotographerMomPhotographerMom Registered User Posts: 1,933 Senior Member
    Do you need financial aid or are you full pay?
  • PhotographerMomPhotographerMom Registered User Posts: 1,933 Senior Member
    Jinx!
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