Hey! I’m nearly done with the entire app process as January 15th dawns on us. I am in 8th grade and applying for 9th at these schools. I’ve attended a private all girl school in NYC where there are many applicants for these schools from my grade and school. Here are my stats.
Race: Chinese American
State: New York
ISEE test score: 9 verbal, 9 quantitative, 9 reading, 7 math
Grades: Last year (7th grade) All A- except for English, Math, and History were A’s. this year (8th grade) A’s in English and History, A- in Latin, Science, Math, and a B in Spanish
• Interviews: (quick rankings I haven’t had all of them done yet)
Choate- haven’t taken yet
Haven’t done Andover essays yet
Exeter essays are my best though. I write about an anime song which is original and also another about my identity and influnce. 8/10
Choate essay: identity and influence, same one I used for Exeter but modified slightly 8/10
Sports: Squash for 4 years
Instruments: Piano for 9 years
I was chosen in my grade (6 ppl chosen out of 60) to perform an original poem in a Bryant Park poetry slam
Awards: literally haven’t won any awards
• Other ECs :
Speech and Debate team
In my interviews and essays I talked a lot about my passion for Kpop, anime, and fashion. I think it’s somewhat more contemporary. I tried to really be authentic even though I know that I don’t shine particularly brightly academically. I haven’t done any TED talks and I haven’t raised any money for causes. Also, if someone can tell me how many applicants there are that’d be great thanks.
I have an aunt alumn from Exeter who is writing me a rec letter and a family friend who’s writing a rec letter for Choate (they know people on the board).