Chance at Swarthmore???

<p>Hey guys</p>

<p>I'm new and I just wanted to know your opinions about whether or not I have a chance at Swarthmore?</p>

<p>SATs: Reading: 740 Math:690 Writing:800
SATII: Literature: 660 US History: 710
AP Psych: 5
GPA unweighted:3.9 (I got one B freshman year.. fml.)
GPA weighted:4.66
I've taken 12 honors courses including 3 APs.</p>

<p>4 years language
4 years history
4 years english
4 years religion
4 years math
4 years science
4 years health/pe
1 year art</p>

<p>I go to a top catholic prep school.
My essays are pretty good. My recs are good.
I interviewed, I did an overnight, I did the tour and info session.
I submitted a creative supplement of poetry.
I was diagnosed with a heart condition soph year that disqualified me from sports.
JV Soccer (9 and 10)
Varsity Winter and Spring Track (9-12) - manager after 10th
Cross Country Manager (11)
Town team (9 and 10) - captain
SADD (9 and 10)
Book club (9 and 11)
National Honors society
National Spanish Honors Society
Stage Crew (11 and 12)
trivia club
multicultural awareness club
book club
-at hospital
-at soup kitchen (esp. passionate about homeless pop.)
-with youth soccer
-with developmentally disabled
-Youth soccer ref
-U of Penn. Research Assistant</p>

<p>won $1000 essay contest
published on online magazine</p>

<p>I also got a rec letter from an alum whose family has a conference named after them at Swarthmore.</p>

<p>I also applied ED.. yesterday and am dyingggggggggggg to find out.</p>


<p>the school fits me perfectly hafshdflsihfiu</p>

<p>any response would be much appreciated.</p>

<p>Wow. Very nice.</p>

<p>Sweet scores and awesome grades. The research assistant thing is a nice touch, as is the helping developmentally disabled people. Caring like that proves that you are a person willing to do the dirty work for social justice, not just preach about what you think should happen. You really showed you are interested with the overnight and contact with them, and applying ED supposedly gives you a 39% acceptance rate (Yale Guide). </p>

<p>I applied ED, too. I hope it works out for both of us. Can you chance me? Mine's called Crossing My Fingers.</p>

<p>Good luck, friend!</p>


<p>Thanks for the response!
I cant sleep I'm so nervous... i am such a dork hahah
I'll def check yours out.. let me know how it goes</p>

<p>we could end up classmates! <em>crosses fingers</em></p>

<p>please please please reply
kind of begging :)</p>

<p>I'd say you're in! But I cant be too sure. You look like a solid applicant with great ECs.
Good luck to you!</p>

<p>I would put money on the fact that you will be accepted. You have shown interest in the school (ED/overnight), you have an excellent transcript (One B), and you have great SAT scores (2200+). If you killed your essays, or atleast kicked them, then you are probably in. You are very qualified and it is apparent you want to be a Swattie, but the fact that Swartmore is the #3 ranking school in the country amongst liberal arts colleges can hurt anyones chances. So you never know, it is almost a toss up. But if I was your applicant processor/God, then I would give you the "big" envelope in the mail.
(If things do not work out for me in my Early 1 round I will prob do ED 2 at Swartmore)... maybe I will see you there :P</p>

<p>"if I was your applicant processor/God, then I would give you the "big" envelope in the mail." </p>

<p>hahahah thanks :)
maybe i will see you there! let me know how it all works out</p>

<p>yeah youve got a very good shot. nothing more i can really say</p>

<p>hey anyone chance me.
Ivy league 2014/others?</p>

<p>You seem REALLY passionate about the school, your ec's are strong, great test scores and course load so I'd say you're in! Also they say apply ED to swarthmore increases your acceptance rate</p>

<p>Your sat math and subject tests are a little low, but they should be okay. Overall, your gpa, ec's, and everything makes you seem like a great candidate. Also, your expressed interest should help. I say 75% chance at Swarthmore</p>


<p>why did i not know you got an 800 on writing? that's amazing.</p>

<p>thanks for answering mine. and i would say you'll probbably get in. you have awesome grades, and test scores and stuff. also they usually accept strong candidates who apply Early decision. good luck!</p>

<p>You have a great shot but your tests are a bit low (IIs and Math). You ECs are extensive but lack focus, which may hurt you, but won't cripple you.</p>

<p>Did you apply early?</p>

<p>yup early d</p>

<p>Continue to show involvement in your ECs. Otherwise, I think you are going to get accepted :-). And on a side note, I hope your heart condition is improving. Chance me? <a href=""&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>im applying there too. Last year the valedictorian from my school didn't get in there only because he wasn't very well-rounded. It is a really hard school to get into no doubt. But I think you have a pretty good chance of getting in. GOOD LUCK!!!!</p>

<p>rejected by Swat</p>

<p>Hey sorry to resurrect this thread!!! I was had just noticed that some one mentioned that staying overnight would improve her/his chances because it showed interest. Is this true? Does this also apply to Ivies?</p>