Hi, I'm the mother of a sophomore at a large, competitive public HS in NJ. She's got about a 3.9 or 4.0 weighted average and her PSATs were 208. She's very interested in RPI and it would be a good fit for her, but I'm wondering how she can get recommended for it.
The HS can nominate only one student, right? There are certainly stronger candidates at her school, with better grades/scores/extracurriculars in math and science. Do schools usually recommend the best in math and science...or do they recommend the best in math and science who is sure he/she wants to go to RPI? Did you just ask your guidance counselor to recommend you? Did you have to interview for it, test for it, write an essay?
Thanks for any ideas you can give us. With $15,000 a year--well, it would make my DD's college list a lot shorter!