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Swarthmore RD Class of 2023

nikolateslaxxxnikolateslaxxx 52 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
edited November 2018 in Swarthmore College
Who's thinking about applying Rd?
edited November 2018
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  • ninakatarinaninakatarina 1594 replies44 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    My kid is applying. He's had an overnight visit and a day visit and loved every minute of both. Hopefully the financial aid will work out because I think it would be a great fit for him.
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  • ninakatarinaninakatarina 1594 replies44 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Kiddo submitted his RD application at last.

    I have to say, Swarthmore is really on their game when it comes to social media contacts. They emailed me a very nice 'welcome prospective parent, we are here to answer your questions' email the minute he finalized the application. I haven't gotten anything nearly as friendly from any of his other schools.

    I somehow got on the prospective students' email list as well. They really are relentless. I thought it was charming when I got the first one, then it cycled to annoying, now I'm back to thinking it's hokey but charming. Eat that extra pickle.
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  • nikolateslaxxxnikolateslaxxx 52 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @ninakatarina wow, submitting apps so early? ive still got a ton of supplements to write.
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  • nosleeepnosleeep 25 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    I plan to submit my application this weekend! Swarthmore is one of my top two schools and I did an on campus interview a couple weeks ago.
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  • ninakatarinaninakatarina 1594 replies44 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    @nikolateslaxxx blame the mean Mom. When his friends were off relaxing this summer I was making the kid slave over a hot word processor and write and rewrite supplements. He's had most of them drafted since September. He left them alone for a month and then revisited them during Thanksgiving and vastly improved them. Hopefully they'll be good enough!
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  • chimchimmychimchimmy 31 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @ninakatarina wow he was so productive that I feel ashamed of myself TT_TT I finished my personal statement just 1 week prior to my first deadline (which was Nov 1) and struggled so much to finish all the supplementals by deadlines
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  • honeylemon7honeylemon7 10 replies4 threadsRegistered User New Member
    Anyone know if they might release decisions early?
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  • sumguysumguy 100 replies10 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    doubtful. Why would they?

    Even if they have in the past, I wouldn't count on it. After all, what's the point of telling everyone that it's mid-march otherwise?
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  • sliu412sliu412 112 replies6 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Alright, confirmed March 15th at 7pm
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  • supple123supple123 26 replies0 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Just saw the email!!!!! Only a few more days left.
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  • JGCStationJGCStation 98 replies5 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    LOL. Daughter is excited too.
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  • nosleeepnosleeep 25 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Am I the only one getting anxious? Swarthmore is my top but I feel like it's such a reach.
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  • poilonspoilons 51 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    I'm not even nervous I just KNOW I'm never getting in
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  • supple123supple123 26 replies0 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    No you're not the only one getting anxious. At all. We're in this together.
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  • nosleeepnosleeep 25 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    That's good to hear. I'm super nervous and looking for friends haha.
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  • ninakatarinaninakatarina 1594 replies44 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    I'm anxious and it's not even me who is applying.

    You've got this, though, kids. You're all amazing people and it's been a privilege to learn a little bit about each of you through your stats posts.
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  • ultimateyikesultimateyikes 6 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    All this waiting is so stressful!!! Any recommended activities to pass the time and relieve stress?
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  • nosleeepnosleeep 25 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Is there another thread where people are posting stats? Specifically for swarthmore @ninakatarina
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  • nosleeepnosleeep 25 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    excersise! Even walking. @ultimateyikes
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  • ninakatarinaninakatarina 1594 replies44 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    @nosleep Ok, I'll start with the stats for my son but you all have to reciprocate

    GPA - 3.92 unweighted 5.7 out of 6 weighted
    ACT - 33
    SAT - didn't send
    he never took subject tests because standardized testing is the devil
    AP tests - a handful of 4's
    Extracurriculars - theatre, theatre and more theatre. He will have been involved with 22 plays by the time he graduates high school, everything from ensemble to lead also costumes, makeup, sound crew and marketing. Regional awards and ensemble work with professional companies.

    Hooks - family is Quaker, his aunt is an alum and moderately active in the alumni association

    Strengths - passionate about the intellectual side of theatre, had really great interviews and visits, I personally thought he wrote a fantastic 'why Swat' essay but I'm biased

    Weaknesses - our neighborhood high school is not academically rigorous and his test scores, while good, are not top of the line.
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