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chances for pa/pea/hotchkiss/choate/kent

emmaliuemmaliu 6 replies5 threads New Member
edited January 13 in Prep School Chances
this is super rushed but i was just wondering if i could gain any insight on my chances of getting into the schools im applying to -- andover, exeter, hotchkiss, choate, kent (safety-ish school)

i actually didnt know i was applying for boarding school until late december (literally right before the new year) so this was all super rushed. here are some general stats:

- asian (currently living in taiwan BUT i do go to an international school -- Taipei American School)
- currently a sophomore (applying for 11th grade)
- have a 4.15 GPA (weighted out of 4.833)
- i got straight As in freshman year, but I got 3 Bs this sophomore year (due to family stuff and a bunch of complications...but still not a great excuse for my grades. but for my other classes i still got all As so hopefully that'll help?)
- i took one AP last year and got a 5 on the AP World exam, and am currently taking 3 APs (AP Euro, Chem, and Stats). i've been taking the highest possible classes that i can take in my year (my current math class is precalc/differential calculus)

- i've played basketball at a varsity level since my freshman year (and was the only freshman in our school who went overseas to compete at a tournament)
- i've also played volleyball (on and off) for the past 5 years, but not at a high level

- i have been playing the cello since grade 3, and was first chair for our school's orchestra throughout middle school
- switched to the double bass in high school and have been chosen as first chair for an international music festival (the AMIS music festival, not sure if any of you have heard of it before)

- i'm the co-president of a club called "Sarnelli House" -- we're a club that works with the organization Sarnelli House in Thailand to provide housing and education for children in Thailand who have been kicked out of their villages because they have HIV/AIDS or children who ran away from their village to escape abuse
- i'm also an officer for a club called Walk for Refugees -- our school's single largest fundraising club in which we organize a walkathon every year and donate all the funds that we earn to a specific refugee group (we're donating to the Rohingya refugees this year). we earn at least 400,000 TWD every year
- i've been involved with our school's MUN program since i was in 6th grade, and have gone overseas as both a delegate and a chair for different conferences
- ive been actively involved in the climate change movement for the past two years, and have been a spokesperson in numerous press conferences as well as during the global climate strike in taiwan. i've actually been in touch with this topic since i was a little kid, and have slowly become more and more involved as i grew older.

- the Formosa Girls Award of courage and bravery: given to 3 girls in a pool of 500+. i was given this for the work i did starting Sarnelli House as well as my active involvement in the climate change movement
- the prudential spirit of community award: given to around 150 students in a pool of at least 2000. i was given this award for putting in volunteer hours at a camp where we teach underpriviliged kids english and foster their love of learning

sorry, this is a lot. but last thing -- i took the ssat 1/4, and am expecting to be at least 97th percentile for math and probably around the 90th percentile for english. ~94/95th percentile overall.

any info is appreciated, thanks!
edited January 13
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