<p>Hi! This is my first post on cc. =) I've been reading a lot of the Ivy forums, but I wanted to ask a few questions here on the admissions forum.
I would really appreciate it you could all give me some feedback!</p>
<p>As mentioned, I was a former home schooler. I was home schooled from 7-9 grade, and returned to high school my sophomore year.
Because I was home schooled, my freshmen year grades are nonexistent, thus putting me at a disadvantage in several areas. </p>
<p>1.) My first question pertains to class rank. Because I don't have freshmen year grades, my class rank is pretty much shot. Although some people have asked me before if I was valedictorian, this is clearly impossible because of those missing grades. Will the college take this into account--for instance, let's say I won't be at the top 5% of my class because of my not-so-great rank? By the way, my class is relatively large--about 600+ people.</p>
<p>2.) I also have a question about SAT scores. I'm thinking about re-taking it to get about 2350+, but someone said with my current scores (CR 800, W 750 Essay 11, M 720) it's not worth it. What are your opinions on this? I'm planning to apply for liberal arts programs, not engineering, so does the lower math score matter as much? (For schools like HYP?)</p>
<p>3.) This is somewhat trivial, but will the schools like HYP ask for music recordings or writing samples if I say on my application that I won music awards and writing awards? Although I could send them in..it might take some prep time (like the music recording for example)</p>