Hi! I’m applying to Phillips Exeter and Andover. I was wondering g what my chances are for getting into these school.
So far, I got accepted into another great school in Seattle called Lakeside High school.
Female, 14(now), Asian(Filipino-Korean), Rural WA, FA
- Average 99%
- Took Algebra and Geometry
- Highschool level English
- I got REALLY good teacher recommendations I think. My home room teacher said that I was his best student in his entire 20 years of teachings, and my English teacher said that I could pass a college English class with ease.
Exeter: Really good. Told him about books I read, how quarantine benefited me, my experience living in so many places, and also how much I would love to be apart of Exeter. My parents made it clear that they didn’t want to send me, and how they would wanted everything to be safe for me. if I did go. Dad mentioned soccer clubs in NH.
Andover: Really nice as well. We sorta just talked. He didn’t ask me any question regarding my education, other than the question of how I would feel if I didn’t have great grades. Also, together we worked together to find a definition for perfect. When he talked to my dad, my dad cried at the thought of me leaving home for bs. My interviewer tried to console him, but then my interviewer also started crying! My interviewer saw me carrying my little sister and baking cookies when he was talking to my dad, so I guess that sort of showed how much my parents rely on me at home.
- State cup finalists for premier soccer, D1
- Writing contest in school district
- 96th percentile on SSAT
-Part of HICAP and also Gifted and Talented in NYC
- Tutoring (4 years) — math and reading 1st-6th
- Soccer (8 years) — Club, premiere, D1
- Piano (2 years) — submitted Valse Brilliante Op. 32 n. 2
Overall, I really didn’t have the best extracurriculars.
I don’t believe I even mentioned how much work I have put into being an athlete. Since grade 3, I have been conditioning my body by doing obstacle courses, dragging a tire to improve speed, waking up at 5 am to strengthen my body by doing weight and HIIT training. I wish I emphasized more on how much work it took for me to show improvement in soccer. I mean I went from the lowest division in recreational soccer losing every game, to the highest division in club premiere soccer practically winning all of my games and making it to state.
Instead, I wrote in my essays about overcoming doubt and a book that changed me.
I really want to attend a boarding school in New England since I lived there for 4 years and loved it!