Looking for suggestion and advice on my daughters upcoming decisions…so partial advice on recruited athlete aspect and partial MIT vs HMC question. Recruited athlete in team sport (would rather not say which) and has been offered support for both HMC and MIT. I know this means different things and its a 50/50 (maybe a little better with her strong academics?) shot at MIT and with coach support we think 80%+ at HMC. After tour and prospect camp at CMS she LOVED HMC and it feels like a very, very good fit for her. Of course the CMS/HMC will expect her to apply ED1 so the decision is what to do about that. She loves all things about HMC except the somewhat understandable “prestige” factor with MIT and having to explain to most where she goes to school if she chooses HMC. Other option would be to apply EA to MIT and take our chances applying ED2 (likely without coach support) at HMC and hope there is a spot. Obviously worst case scenario is decline at MIT and decline at HMC through that option. Thoughts?
US Resident, Large public high School in Texas
Intended Major: Math/CS/Neuroscience
UW GPA- 4.0
Coursework- AP HUG, AP CS Principles, AP Stats, AP ENG, AP Calc BC, AP Physics, AP CS A. Taking AP Chem, AP ENG, AP Psych, AP Seminar and Multivariable calc and Linear algebra in 12th grade.
Awards: Likely National Merit Scholar finalist, Academic All American, All District
Extracurriculars: Captain of high school sports team. With select sports team and travel that takes most of time but other big EC is marching band. Daughter is head drum major of 200+ member band, InspiritAI scholar, NHS, Mu Alpha Theta. Also coaches her sport for youth.