Applying RD for class of 2025
White Male, Lutheran, Living in New York State, Homeschooled
SAT 1510 - 730 reading 780 math
SAT subject test in Math II - 760 (on the fence about whether to report)
Cross country team captain in 10th Grade - multiple sub 18 times in 5Ks
Cellist for past 6 years, planning to submit portfolio
Mock Trial in 11th
Level B2 or C1 in German (conversational fluency)
Probably level B1 in French
very strong math skills. Taught myself Calc I and II in 11th Grade. 12th Grade i took “Calculus III” and “Problem Solving in Mathematics” at a college.
Also it’s worth mentioning legacy. Uncle went to Haverford. My dad and other Uncle went to Swarthmore which is in a consortium w Hav.
But here’s where it gets dicey - I mentioned homeschool earlier, but that’s not really accurate. In 9th and 10th Grade I attended a small waldorf school, GPA around 3.8. In 11th I lived abroad in Berlin and attended a bilingual school, GPA around 3.9. In my senior year, I decided not to return to school and “homeschool” by taking a combo of college and online classes.
This year so far:
4 college level classes - 2As, 1B, one “pass” on a pass/fail course
1 AP Class - B
My wierd schooling situation could be a plus or a minus. i tried to sell it in my interview and essays, but I hope it won’t be a deterrent. I’ve heard that top schools like columbia and yale are going to be relying on “feeder” highschools more and more because of the ambuguity around covid grades… Would that attitude apply to haverford and put me at a disadvantage as a “homeschooler”? How do you think they will react to my unconventional education?
Thanks so much!