Chance me please :)

<p>Hi everyone! I just got back from visiting Swat and I absolutely loved it....The admissions did an incredible job with their presentation. I met the coach of one of the sports I play in and got to participate in clinic where I did very well. I met some of the players from the team and they were bright, down to earth and very friendly. The campus is to die for in a very poetic way. I love the schools philosophy and their overall desire to give back to community and the world. I can very much see myself at this school. I would really appreciate you chancing me! </p>

<p>I have great EC's, Alright SAT's, & Excellent Grades.</p>

<p>Here are my stats:</p>

<p>Full IB Candidate </p>

<p>Highest Honor Roll Every semester</p>

<p>Secretary of Schools Honor Society Jr & Sr year</p>

<p>A lot of well documented Community Service 4 yrs( tons of hours and amazing special humanity project currently working on that I will probably use in an essay....) </p>

<p>Key Club 4 yrs</p>

<p>Double Varsity Athlete(lettered all four yrs in both, basically 8 letters) </p>

<p>Captain in two sports </p>

<p>MVP One Year in One Sport</p>

<p>Many Athletic Awards i/e MVP one year, All County, All Region, All Academic all 4 years. </p>

<p>Coahces Choice Award.</p>

<p>Plays instrument and is in private Jazz Ensemble as time permits(may submit recording)</p>

<p>Could play both sports at the collegiate level(If admitted will definitely play one as I have met the coach and have been given nod of approval) waiting to hear from other coach.</p>

<p>Club Team 4 yrs for both sports </p>

<p>Referee as part time job</p>

<p>Chosen and elected by peers to represent my school in advocacy program for Athletes</p>

<p>Impact Mentor for Junior High Students(one afternoon per week 2-3 hrs.)</p>

<p>Progressive Youth Club</p>

<p>World Youth Club/tied in with our IB Program</p>

<p>Rank 5/440
4.0 non-weighted GPA
4.69 weighted GPA
SAT's reading 680, math 680 writing 660
Subject tests history 700 taking two more in fall definitely Math 2.<br>
Have never taken any fluff classes... Take all AP and IB classes</p>

<p>Will graduate with full IB diploma</p>

<p>Your standardized testing will hurt, but it won't break your application. Make sure that you spend a lot of time on your essays. Think them over, rewrite them again and again - make sure that they convey your interest and abilities.
Get in touch with coaches ASAP, as well - they don't have a tremendous say in admissions, but their support will always be of some help.</p>

<p>Thank you Apollue... I have been in contact with one of the coaches and actually attended a clinic they were hosting and was told by the coach that he would recommend me to admissions... I interviewed with that coach as well and it went very well. I feel like I would be a contributing member on their team and am still waiting to hear from the other coach. I would be a contributing member on that team as well. I plan on joining other clubs too i/e community service, etc....</p>

<p>I wish my test scores were higher too. I have looked at their medium range 25%-75% and I am at the bottom of the medium range. </p>

<p>I love this school and really hope I get in.....</p>

<p>Since you got the "nod of approval" and the coach will "recommend [you] to admissions," it is clear that he wants you on the team. You also said that you "interviewed" with the coach. If the coach does admissions interviews, he is in a better position than any of us to assess your chances. But even if not, he stilll knows his track record with admissions. If you have not done so, you could ask him about the recent history. How many applicants does he recommend each year and how many are accepted? Does he rank-order the applicants? </p>

<p>The New York Times did a series of articles about D3 recruiting a few years ago. The focus was on Haverford, but they mention Swarthmore as well.<br>
Results</a> Can Be Jarring as Recruiting Carousel Stops - New York Times
Admissions</a> and the Cold Slap of Rejection - New York Times</p>