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Why will you be rejected/deferred/accepted?

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Replies to: Why will you be rejected/deferred/accepted?

  • PavalonPavalon Registered User Posts: 292 Junior Member
    Accepted: strong on math: 2 silver medals at intl olympiad, first prize at intl math University student competition, where i competed with 2 princeton alumnae, did better than one and almost as well the another (who ranked top 5 at putnam as a freshman:))... other math/cs prizes, v good sat scores (4intl), v good recs

    deferred: one essay is totally cliche, found out (after i submited) that the subject is no no... in fact it's a no no no no NO!... but it's sincere :D
    no leadership, not too many ECs

    rejected: god, i hope not...
  • BokononBokonon Registered User Posts: 401 Member
    Accepted:
    -IB diploma candidate (most rigorous courseload) with excellent predicted score
    -High and balanced SAT I (780 M, 770 V)
    -Excellent grades
    -ECs: co-founder/President of political and religious discussion club, very active in a non-profit...co-counsel homeless
    -Quirky miscellaneous EC: Intense Kung Fu and Tai Chi training
    -Excellent recommendation from the above organization
    -Excellent teacher recommendations (one went to Princeton)
    -Double Legacy
    -My essays were quite compelling
    -Great interview
    -I overcame immense obstacles to be where I am today...addressed in my essays.

    Deferred: I'm only a National Merit Commended Scholar, I have few academic awards, I've never been employed, and I'm not a recruited athlete.

    Rejected: Unlikely ED...
  • KebreeKebree Registered User Posts: 2,564 Senior Member
    What I would give to be a double legacy.....
  • BokononBokonon Registered User Posts: 401 Member
    No Kebree...it's not as nice as you'd think. While I do get an added shove, it's really not that much. 40% of legacies are accepted...and that's almost exclusively ED. In addition, it's a lot of pressure because people assume that you'll get in because of your birth-right, but I'd rather have people recognize my achievements. The one blessing/curse is that I doubt I'll get rejected ED...out of courtesy.
  • philntexphilntex Registered User Posts: 3,186 Senior Member
    Hehe, know how that feels. Except mine is URM status. I'd like not to deal with that nonsense if I got in, but eh...we'll see...
  • cavalier302cavalier302 Registered User Posts: 4,343 Senior Member
    accept: not much, I have average SATs for Princeton, decent rank, geographical diversity (rural va??), good recs

    defer: nothing special about me, decent essays, meh...

    reject: probably not ED, but if I get deferred, this wouldn't be unexpected in the RD
    round...If they don't want me I'd assume they'd go defer--->reject
  • kayoshinkayoshin Registered User Posts: 197 Junior Member
    Accepted:
    --I have decent/good sat 1 and 2 scores, and each one that i retook shows significant improvement.
    --Great recs, including from a hospice (i feel bad that i havent seen em due to this college stuff).
    --Piano for 7 years (cost of classes forced me to quit 2 years ago, but i still practice, and have sent in a cd)
    --Karate since age of 5 (did a good essay on it, and its a major part of me)
    --Science Research course (gives a chance to do independant work in science), with a few awards on the state level (expect a few more this Spring)
    --most rigorous courses in school

    Rejected/Deffered: (basically my bad points)
    --living in NJ
    --Only ap test I've taken is a 4 in Comp Sci (My school only allows 3 aps in the junior year, and impossible to take more than one, since they overlapped)
    --Rank 18
    --Sat not GREAT (760M, 720V)
    --No National awards
    --No leadership positions or great EC's within school
    --Having too many recs (i have 5 optional; it kinda got out of hand with all the ppl that wanted to write... my english teacher even wrote me a rec without telling me ">.>)

    *sigh* i should have done it in "defer/reject, and then accept" order, cuz i dont like to finish up on the bad points.

    EDIT: oh yea, under defer/reject:
    --GPA of only 3.512
  • gracilisaegracilisae Registered User Posts: 1,409 Senior Member
    Bokonon - my employment was two summers at a children's 2-week track camp, so I'm not far behind you
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