Carleton Anyone?

<p>I applied to Carleton ED and now all I can do is play the waiting game. </p>

M - 650
V - 720
W - 680</p>

<p>GPA 3.88 uw
Top 11% (I'm the first kid in the second decile)
All Honors and AP Classes except for Spanish freshman year (didn't have a choice) and my Independent Study this year (also didn't have a choice)
Taking AP Calc AB, Spanish, Bio this year</p>

<p>Clubs and Stuff:
Philosophy Club - 9, 10, 11 (Advisor now gone)
Soccer (JV) - 9, 10, 11
Track (JV) - 10, 11, 12
Softball (V) - 9, 10, 11, 12
Student Council - 10, 11, 12
Volunteer at Museum of Science - 10, 11, 12
Volunteer at Massachusetts General Hospital - 11, 12
Computer Club Co-founder - 12
Curtain and Cue (Drama Club) Secretary - 12
Spanish Honor Society - 11, 12
National Honor Society - 11, 12</p>

Soccer referee (since 6th grade but for college purposes 9 - 12)
Secretary - 10 (Summer)
Babysitter (9 - 12)</p>

<p>Also, if it impacts anything, I play softball in the summer and am technically being recruited. I got the highest rank a recruit can get. However, I'm not sure if this affects the admissions process.</p>

<p>Any thoughts? Thanks.</p>

<p>of course being an official recruit helps, they need people to fill their recruiting classes....most every school reserves a certian number of spots for recruited athlete....dont pin ur hopes on it though, cuz many are not accepted either</p>

<p>Yes, the idea here is that I'll get in on my stats, and that the softball only helps. I'm more focused on the stats, tbh.</p>

I too am applying ed to Carleton. Our stats are comparable except for the softball part. Your grades are a little better and my boards are a little better but overall we are seemingly in the same ballpark. Did you visit Carleton? I have heard that the admissions staff takes into account whether applicants have visited. Overall I think you have a good chance and I wish you luck!</p>

<p>yeah81....carleton's been recruiting me for soccer, but it's a little far down my list....i think if we both end up there, we should hook up though... :P</p>

<p>I think you have a good chance... but admisssions can be unpredictable. What state are you from? That can sometimes impact admissions as well. But at this point all you can do is wait. I wish you the best of luck and hope to see you and jbsmith here next year!!!!</p>

your stats won't get you in or keep you out - IMO it will come down to the other stuff (softball, ec's, rec's) and the boost that ED gives. My son was WL'd RD last year with better boards but with a class rank of 14%. I think he might have been in ED. All in all I think you have a pretty good shot, but you should also be ready with plan B just in case. I wish you the best of luck - you will be an asset to whatever school (hopefully, Carleton) you attend.</p>


<p>Yeah I did visit and had an interview. I was a little tired though, the night before I did an overnight at Macalester (staying with a softball person) and we didn't go to bed until 3 or so.</p>

<p>wbm777 and ohio_mom</p>

<p>Thank you very much! </p>

<p>PS ohio_mom </p>

<p>I have 9 plan Bs :-p Thanks for the concern. I hope your son is enjoying whereever he ended up.</p>

<p>PPS wbm777</p>

<p>I'm from Massachusetts.</p>


<p>lol if you end up at Carleton let me know</p>

<p>yeah81 -
glad to hear about the plans B's but hope you don't have to use them - and being from MA is probably a good thing for you. My son is at UChicago, having a great time, and he even seems to be studying, lol.</p>

<p>umm....except that's what everyone at chicago does....u of chic is where fun goes to die....rated the least "party-friendly" school in the u.s.....I would expect if he's at chicago, he's probably studying</p>

<p>Sweet it will be nice if you get in to have another eastcoaster!!! ( I am from NY and in case you are a baseball fan no I do not like the Yankees I am a hardcore Mets fan)</p>

<p>You know they call soda, pop here?? Also duck duck goose is called duck duck grey duck....</p>

<p>what?'re crazy, we call soda soda and duck duck goose is duck duck dont know what you're talking about</p>

<p>Yeah...never seen the duck duck grey duck version...and I'd say soda/pop is a toss up here. (though i'm not in MN, i'm close, and both my parents are from MN)</p>

<p>iowagal, are you hot?</p>

<p>zackalack I am not sure where in the midwest you are from but there is a disproportionate amount of Minnesotans here. For all of them that I have talked to soda=pop, duck duck goose=duck duck grey duck, there were also some other things I forgot. As far as you not hering of duck duck grey duck Iowagal.... how often does that really come up in conversation when you get to a certain age?</p>

<p>Heh anyway did not mean to generalize but there is an ongoing war on campus over the true name of these two specific things.</p>

<p>Hey if y'all get into Carleton come visit me during your revisit. I really love meeting prospies. You can find me on the fourth floor of Myers.</p>