Chance my son as I try to assist him in planning his ED applications, etc:
Caucasian male American in well-regarded public school in New York. (for example, in this year’s graduating class of 300, over a dozen are going Ivy, including 3 going to Yale).
GPA, Rank, and Test Scores
3.9 unweighted, school does not really weight. School does not rank, but will be Magna Cum Laude
SAT: one sitting 1430 (710 verbal, 720 math, does not want to take again)
School does not offer AP exams until Junior year. Does not offer honors outside of multiple math tracks and an advanced foreign language track.
On the accelerated language track. Bounced between math tracks, moving to the accelerated but non-AP for senior year.
2 APs Junior year: AP US History and AP Environmental Science
Senior Year: 2 APs – Psychology and US Government. Also, SUPA Forensic Sciences. Dual enrollment classes in math (community college calculus credit) , dual enrollment Business Law, dual enrollment English class.
Also took a summer class at Cornell University, receiving 4 Cornell credits in US government.
Magna Cum Laude
3rd Degree Tae Kwon Do blackbelt
Incoming President of Mock Trial
Works 12+ hours per week at local art movie theater
Intern to State Senator
English tutor remotely to a Ukrainian student
Fair writer, expect solid but not necessarily spectacular essays. Expect very good teacher recommendations, particularly from AP US History teacher.
Cost Constraints / Budget
ED1 – Likely Boston University
ED2 – Likely Brandeis University
** Possible ED substitute for the 2 above, George Washington University
Safety: Syracuse University
Match: SUNY Binghamton, University of Maryland College Park, George Washington University
Reach: Boston University, Brandeis, Wesleyan University
Other: Semi-legacy at Boston University, I went to law school there.
Questions: Should he submit his current SAT score for ED at BU and Brandeis? How important would it be to try to increase the score? Chances of ED at BU?