<p>A little Halloween cadence there!
The moon is full, the Red Sox won (WOW!) and the stress level at our house is high.
DD is considering whether to add another school to her list. She has (with the help of all you guys on CC) developed a good list, but for a number of reasons, her safeties are all relatively close to home. Going to college out of region is important to her, and she's wondering what are her chances of not being admitted to ANY of her preferred schools. I think her chances of striking out are low, but not non-existent, she has already been admitted to her financial safety (rolling admissions), and she has another safety that she would be happy to attend and is a good fit, but is a little closer to home than her dream.</p>
<p>Quick stats: 4.0 non-weighted, 1540 SAT, all 700+SatIIs (but no 800), 34 ACT, solid college prep curriculum that is hardest at her school, school doesn't rank (but she's top 5%,/142 and GC rec is written to put kids in best possible light without ranking), typical but not stellar ECs, some community service, some leadership, excellent recommendations (this should be a strength), serviceable essays (this has been difficult, not emphasized at her school, hard to judge adequacy). Not a URM, athlete or legacy, we live in Alabama.</p>
<p>LIst in no particular order, she would be equally ecstatic to get into any of these:
<p>She has done due diligence, the best she can, for interviews, interest etc. </p>
<p>I have pegged her chances at getting into NONE of these at less than 50-50, but, as she puts it, "There's a big difference in 10% and 30%". I think she should just go with what she has, the "faraway safeties" on her original list were all eliminated for good reasons, St. Olaf in Minn being the one that she might add back in.
I know no one really knows, but if we're way off base, she might fill out that last application.