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Should I even apply for Questbridge

freezingbeastfreezingbeast Registered User Posts: 335 Member
edited August 2010 in Questbridge Programs
Well bummer, i just got denied to pre-college scholarship from QB

Heres basically my situation.
I'm from a single parent household, immigrant family (moved here when i was 9).
WAS low-income, but after my mom got her nursing degree, we're borderline middle class since there is only 2 people in the household.
EFC is now about 6k (meaning i'm not over the 60k limit)


Stats:
junior, east Asian male
sat: 2270 sat II: 800 math 800 chem
4.0 unweighted, 4.6+ weighted (will get higher by end of this year)
decent ECs, club leadership, research (just starting)
principal seat in school symphony, piano,
some decent math and science awards.


Should I even apply for QB college match next year? I mean... if i'm denied from pre-college scholarship this year, and I'm pretty sure its not the stats, so does that mean they'll probably not consider me because of my economic status?
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Replies to: Should I even apply for Questbridge

  • thatguysuarezthatguysuarez Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    Quest Bridge is known for not focusing completely on merit, in fact it's not really supposed to. The fact you got denied really surprises me because my stats vary from yours in that mine a much lower. At the end of the day though, the difference was made in our writing. Honestly, I poured myself into my essays, articulating anything and everything that could woo the reader in really feeling for me. If I were you, I'd set aside some time and just write. Write a lot. Write what you feel made you who you are to the max. Do you feel that you wrote to the best of your ability this time around?
  • freezingbeastfreezingbeast Registered User Posts: 335 Member
    I don't feel like my writing was my absolute best, but they were more than decent.

    The thing is i'm not even eligible for Pell grant anymore, so I don't think questbridge will actually take me next year regardless of how I do.....
  • AbyssionAbyssion Registered User Posts: 125 Junior Member
    You sound bummed. Im not eligible for Pell Grant either but they took me for college prep. Ultimately the decision is up to you, but if i had your stats, i wouldn't even think twice about applying. Dont worry too much though, with low income a school can pay lots of money for you to attend even if you dont do questbridge.
  • clarinetgurlclarinetgurl Registered User Posts: 99 Junior Member
    My stats are about the same as yours, maybe a little lower in some areas. My family's income is lower than yours but not too hugely. I got in. As thatguysuarez says, the writing seems to be really important.
  • roderickroderick Registered User Posts: 1,488 Senior Member
    did QB give you a reason for the denial?
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