This is mostly curiosity. I know how it works from my end, what I send, who I send it to, when I expect to hear back.
But when the coach sends the info to the admissions office, how does that work.
I anticipate that my prereads will go fine. I have an SAT in the mid 1500s, and a 4.0 UW at a selective program that usually sends like 20% of it’s students to Ivies, MIT, Caltech, or Stanford. So, my grades are good enough, that I think if I applied without a tip from the coach I’d be “in the lottery” so to speak. It’s a reach for everyone, I’m not saying I’d get in, but it could happen. My biggest weakness, I think, is that I don’t do any academic or school extracurriculars. I use all my time outside of class for art, or my sport, or community service with my family.
So, admissions gets my stuff, and they just say “yes”, or are there other options like bands, or complications? I thought I read that there are “slots” and “tips”? Do I need one vs. the other? I also read that someone got recruited by a NESCAC but then the coach decided not to use a “tip” since they thought the athlete would get in on their own. Do I need to worry about that?