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Chance me Please?

Tiger9406Tiger9406 0 replies1 threads New Member
I am applying to:
Loomis Chaffee
The Hills
And more; I haven't decided yet.

9th grade applying to 10th; Boarding
SSAT percentile (same grade and gender): 93%; verbal 89, quantitative 99, reading 85.
Essay part of the SSAT was average
GPA on a 6.0 scale: 5.57
Ethnicity: Asian
Gender: Male
Location: Florida

Classes (All A's):
Algebra 2 Honors
Spanish 3 Honors
Chemistry Honors
Aice General Paper (Aice is the Florida version of AP)
Aice European History
Aice Thinking Skills
AP Computer Science A

Tennis (will be at least top 4 in Varsity of all of these schools except Hotchkiss)
Tutoring; I mentioned in the interview that I help most my friends in the STEM area
Community Service; Key Club.
Bilingual (don't know if this counts as ec): Speak Chinese and English fluently

Interviews went well. I would rate them mostly 8 and Loomis and Milton I would rate 9.

We would pay the full tuition.

Essays: not done

Thank you!
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  • HSaccountHSaccount 3 replies0 threads New Member
    I think you'll get in. Your SSAT scores are great and so are your extra-curriculars and everything else. Keep us posted! I'm applying out too, but just Middlesex.
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  • iusedtobesmartiusedtobesmart 87 replies11 threads Junior Member
    edited February 19
    Btw aice and AP are NOT equivalent. I also go to school in Fl, and all of the aice kids get teased (gently of course) about taking the easy way out. Colleges can see aice average grades and scores, and aice is known to be easier and just a way to play the gpa game.

    I almost took aice english language, but I did AP instead once I heard about all of the problems with aice. When I walked into the AP lang classroom a week in to school and introduced myself and explained that I switched from aice, my new teacher said, "Good on you for getting out of there before it's too late!"

    AP is better.
    edited February 19
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  • ceruleanisticceruleanistic 25 replies2 threads Junior Member
    Heyyyy, saw you're applying to Taft (I'm a Taftie 2023)! I think your scores are solid! A key point that I really hope you mentioned was community service, as our school motto is based off of serving the community.

    You would also be an URM, which is good. As far as I know, we don't have many Asian males from US states other than CT.

    Good luck, I'm rooting for you!
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  • NYCMOML&LNYCMOML&L 14 replies3 threads Junior Member
    @ceruleanistic, my child will be going to Taft this fall, can you tell me a little on what they can expect as a 9th grader? Dorm choice, what to bring( essentials) what to leave, classes etc

    Thank You🙄
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