Chance My Son, Please

<p>Son a junior in excellent public high school in MA. Has a 4.7 weighted GPA (out of 6.0) -- have no idea how this translates on the 4.0 scale but he is a B student, having taken 3/4 of his classes at the Advanced level. Will take 3 APs next year (Bio, Stats, Latin); President of Latin Club; varsity golf and crew; few other clubs at school throughout high school and has done a bit of volunteering.</p>

<p>School doesn't rank but he's in top 30% (75/260).</p>

<p>SATs: 700M, 620CR, 520W -- will take again in June. How much does the Writing section actually count?</p>

<p>Also, not applying for financial aid -- does this even matter?</p>

<p>Anyone out there with honest opinion would be most appreciated! Thanks.</p>

<p>he should apply to a better school...</p>

<p>Why do you say that? Everywhere else I post says he has to be in the top 10% of his class, etc. -- Sounds like it's a jungle out there in the admissions world!! You don't think his marks/stats jive with Hobart? You don't like it there?</p>

<p>I can't answer any of your questions, but I disagree with the apply to a better school statement. HWS is a strong school, and those numbers aren't out of Hobart's league.</p>

<p>I agree with dank08, your son seems to be a good fit for HWS.</p>