Accepted: Culver, Putney, Peddie
Rejected: Emma Willard
Wait listed: Choate, Exeter, Cate, L’ville, Concord
Likely Attending: Culver (!) (Full scholarship lets goooo)
• SSAT: 2178 (86%)
• GPA Unweighted/Weighted: 4.0
• Rank: nope lol
• Other stats:
tbh I think all were pretty good-- i’m not good at much, but i’d say that I can come across as pretty confident and put-together. Looking back, my Culver interview was definitely the best, the interviewer and I really clicked. Seeing as my stats aren’t nearly as high as many others on this thread, i think interviews are what put me in the waitlist instead of reject pile lol.
Honestly, I have no idea. I tried to be diFfERenT and stuff, and heavily emphasized my passion for poltics and public service.
• Math Rec: blind
I’m in no way a math superstar. However, my teacher likes me (i’m the only one in class who’s nice to her, just as a person), so i’m sure she didn’t say anything horrible.
• English Rec: blind
I’ve got my english teacher for two classes (history + english), and seeing as my passion lies in politics, those classes are right up my alley. That rec was probably pretty good.
• Personal/Extracurricular Rec:
ABC didn’t make us get this one, so n/a ig.
• Principal/Counselor Rec:
Got it from my counselor. Maybe not that good, but idk. My brother (who goes to my school and is a me ss) has not made the best impression on my family, so that’s a negative, but I know her from an after school program I’m in, so that’s a plus.
• Sports (if any): lol nope
• Instruments (if any): Trombone, piano (h a h asian)
• Other ECs (if any): Visual art, Peer Mediation, City Hall Intern, Student Council, Dnd, residential home volunteer, library volunteer, school GSA
• Hook: i don’t think i have one. If i do, it’d most likely be URM
• State or Country: NorCal, US
• Current School Type: Public school les goooo
• Ethnicity: Asian/Latinx
• Gender: Female
• Grade Applying For: 9th
• Age: 13
• Financial Aid/Full Pay: 80% Finaid
-I definitely have a defined passion-- politics, political science, public service, whatever you wanna call it. I tried to keep my views a secret to most interviewers, but it slipped out from time to time. I don’t think it affected much, though. People seemed to be most impressed when I told them i’d had an internship before, so that definitely helped a lot.
-URM? but i’m also half asian sooo
-can talk kinda good
-ok interview fashion sense
-I stutter a little bit, idk
-my ssat score was not very good, and definitely spiked from verbal to math
-a little intense, vibe wise
-and a bunch of other things but i don’t wanna be too negative
Why do you think you were accepted/rejected/waitlisted?
the schools i got into all had higher admissions rates. For culver, they really emphasize leadership, and that’s my passion, so i think i really fit there. Both culver and putney aren’t very racially diverse, so maybe that boosted me up a little bit.
tbh idk why i got into peddie lol.
I think the program I’m in, A Better Chance, helped me get waitlisted instead of rejected. I heard from a lot of friends in the program, and most, like me, barely got any flat out rejections. I think my stats for the higher-ranked schools are a bit below par.
Emma Willard literally told me they reject kids they can’t give FA to, so that’s that.
literally chill out. you’ll do great!!! Or maybe you won’t do so great, or you won’t do as well as you expected, but either way, anyone who even has the guts to apply to BS is smart in some way. As many very kind moms have said on various threads around here, love the school that loves you!
and stop comparing yourself to people on this thread. class of 2025, i see you. go do something productive.