Boarding school- questions
Hi! I’m a ninth-grader from South Korea and I am applying for tenth-grade spots!
I have some questions about applying to boarding schools.
My first choice school is George school(Pennsylvania) but I will still be applying to others schools including Loomis, Blair, and Milton.
I am so motivated to study in the US but I will need financial aid.
Therefore, I wanna ask if it is actually possible for me to get lots of aid as an international student.
I asked the financial office(George) whether or not my aid can exceed 50% of the tuition but they replied telling me that they are pretty firm about not exceeding 50% of the tuition when it comes up to international students unless it is a very ‘special case’.
So first, I would love to know what the special cases are.
Secondly, I have a B for art and C for PE, will this negatively affect my application?
Also, my school imposed a narrative evaluating system for seventh graders but I have my report cards for eighth and ninth grade. (+ only first semester of ninth grade has ended though)
Additionally, my math classes are ‘math’ instead of algebra, calculus, or etc.
Plus, all those schools have a test-optional policy thus, I’m not planning on taking either the SSAT or the ISEE.
When it comes up to ECs, I didn’t join any varsity or JV teams.
However, I am in my school’s math club I am currently the vice president of my class, joined a badminton club in seventh grade(not anymore), and have been volunteering since 8th grade.
Plus, I have experience studying abroad in China for about 5 years so, I passed the HSK5.
Are there any chances for me to get into the schools I am applying to with lots of aid? (a lot as in a lot)
Plus, can covid possibly lower my chances of being accepted?