I’m not sure either as I’ve only seen the “Mid-December” description on their website.
Apparently it has been the 10th, the 11th, and the 12th. It could be the 2nd Saturday of December, which is 12/14 this year.
I’m pretty sure that they shall send you an email around the time when decisions are available. Good luck!
I suppose we’ll be using these forms once we see our decisions?
I’ll fill it out early now. :neutral:
I shall update if the decision isn’t a rejection.
SAT I (breakdown): 1590 (800 Math, 790 ERBW)
ACT (breakdown): N/A since I lost my records
SAT II: 800 Math II, 770 Bio M
Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
Weighted GPA: 4.4
Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 4/320
AP (place score in parenthesis): Calculus BC & AB Subscore (5), Research (5), US Gov (4), Seminar (4), US History (5), Statistics (5), Chinese(5)
IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
Senior Year Course Load: AP Psychology, AP CSP, AP Chemistry + normal classes + Intro to App Development, Intro to Biotechnology, Developing AR & VR Environments
Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): None… but AIME 6 (sad) AMC10A 126 & AMC12A 93, Math Prize for Girls 43rd (out of 286, eh)
Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): State Math Circle as Team 1 member- mostly does ARML; FRC as CAD member- pretty well known team; Math Club - pretty well known in club as highest scoring person but we don’t have a leader so…
Job/Work Experience: Internship at local antenna company - I got to scan papers and check lists and make spreadsheets; teaching MathCounts at a local cultural school
Volunteer/Community service: N/A SUBMITTED, but 9th grade 28 hours, 10th grade 15 hours, 11th grade 30 hours
Summer Activities: the internship I mentioned above
Essays (rating 1-10, details):
3 Short essays: 9/10
All other essays: 6/10
Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):
6/10, 10/10, 6/10
Teacher Rec #1 (rating 1-10, details): 6/10; I got along relatively well with this teacher, but I also bothered this teacher a lot last minute and borrowed materials from his classroom to do spontaneous things (ie making a truncated icosahedron out of 50 pieces of tracing paper). Since I really have no idea what the recommendation is like - great or mediocre - I’ve decided to assign it an average value.
Teacher Rec #2 (rating 1-10, details): 10/10; this teacher really amazed me. She asked me what I wanted her to include in the recommendation, even though I already sent a sort of personalized list to her - which she read, I assume. She also told me about some of my traits she thought were significant and unique and said she wanted to emphasize them.
Counselor Rec (rating 1-10, details): 6/10; I go to a relatively large school, and although I have mellow relationships with many of the teachers and staff, the relationships are just that - mellow. She doesn’t know me very personally.
Additional Rec (if any) (rating 1-10, details): N/A
Interview (if any) (rating 1-10, details): N/A
Other: I submitted the AP Research paper as part of the portfolio. Subjectively, I consider it pretty underwhelming among others who submitted research papers.
Applied for Financial Aid?: Yes
Intended Major: Biomedical Engineering I think?
State (if domestic applicant): Prefer not to state
Country (if international applicant): N/A
School Type: Public
Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): None
Reflections: I think I should have done more during the EA process. Much of my application would have benefited from more work.
Strengths: I would say the objective scores, but it seems that after a certain level, they don’t make a difference. I’m not actually sure what else I mentioned in the application is something I could call a strength.
Weaknesses: About half of the essays I wrote, in my opinion, were bland. There were some that were vague, and some that I thought were blatantly ingenuine (written under hypnotic state). I also haven’t won any major awards or held any formal leadership/volunteer positions and I think I don’t show a lot of passion.
Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Nothing really stood out, and I was never lucky with lotteries.
Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: N/A; waiting
General Comments (if any): I’m glad that I got this over with and can now focus clearly on the road ahead of me. Perhaps after I graduate and (hopefully) gain accolades, I’ll be able to practice the art of sending my outstanding achievements to the school every year to show them what a loss I was.
Also, to be honest, I’m happy I received a rejection rather than a deferral: I won’t be kept on the hook for another month or two.