ND Early Action Results 2017

<p>Here we go people, post your results here.</p>

<p>[ size=+2][ color=green][ b]Decision: [ /b][ /color][ /size]</p>

<p>[ b]College and Program:[ /b]</p>

<p>[ b]Stats:[ /b][ list]
[ *] SAT I (by section):
[ *] SAT IIs:
[ *] ACT:
[ *] APs:
[ *] IBs:
[ *] GPA (UW, W):
[ *] Rank:
[ *] Other stats:
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[ *] ECs listed on app:
[ *] Job/Work Experience:
[ *] Essays (subject and responses):
[ *] Teacher Recs:
[ *] Counselor Rec:
[ *] Applied on (EA?):
[ *] Hook (if any):
[ /list][ b]Location/Person:[ /b][ list]
[ *] State or Country:
[ *] School Type:
[ *] Ethnicity:
[ *] Gender:
[ /list][ b]General Comments/Congratulations/Venting/Commiserations,etc:</p>

<p>Really? Really? Do we need this?</p>

<p>Survey says: Yes! Data mining can be quite useful.</p>

3.75/4.00 weighted
sat1 650/770/650
sat2 650/650/710</p>

<p>**Decision: **</p>

<p>College and Program:</p>

[<em>] SAT I (by section): 780M 740CR 730W
[</em>] SAT IIs: (Didn’t send) Biology: 780, Math II: 770
[<em>] ACT: N/A
[</em>] APs: N/A
[<em>] IBs: (Predicted Grades) Biology HL: 7, Design Technology (Food) HL: 7, Psychology HL: 7, Math SL: 6, English A SL: 7, Chinese B SL: 7
[</em>] GPA (UW, W): N/A
[<em>] Rank: N/A
[</em>] Other stats: N/A
[<em>] ECs listed on app: Charity trip x2, VP of student counselling service.
[</em>] Job/Work Experience: x2
[<em>] Essays (subject and responses): Commonapp was about fictional character
[</em>] Teacher Recs: Should have been good
[<em>] Counselor Rec: Probably generic
[</em>] Applied on (EA?): Yes
[<em>] Hook (if any): None
[</em>] State or Country: Hong Kong
[<em>] School Type: Private
[</em>] Ethnicity: Chinese
[li] Gender: F[/li][/ul]**General Comments/Congratulations/Venting/Commiserations,etc: Can’t believe it!! So happy :)</p>

<p>whoops forgot to write decision: accepted!!</p>

<p>Where did you find out???</p>

<p>I’m an international applicant so I was emailed this morning!</p>

<p>Decision: Admitted</p>

<p>College and Program: Letters and Arts</p>


  • SAT I (by section): 770M 720CR 770W
  • SAT IIs:Chem 730, Math II 720, Chinese 800
  • ACT: None
  • APs: 4 Chem, 5 US History, 5 English Lang, 5 World History, 5 Chinese
  • IBs: None
  • GPA (UW, W): 3.81 Unweighted
  • Rank: My school doesn’t rank but maybe top 10%
  • Other stats: Nothing of note</p>


  • ECs listed on app:
    Varsity Badminton (all four years)
    JV/Varsity Basketball (Varsity 11- 12, Team Captain 12)
    Student Council Secretary
    National History Day x2 (1st place at local contest twice 9 & 11, finalist at Nationals 9), Service work in rural Chinese villages (11-12)
    Service work teaching in local Chinese schools (10-12)
  • Job/Work Experience: Intern at Dow Chemical for two weeks, full-time
  • Essays (subject and responses):
    who convinced you of God
    why do you want to go to ND
    what sets you apart from others</p>

<li>Teacher Recs: should be decent, i’ve known my teachers all throughout high school</li>
<li>Counselor Rec: probably more generic</li>
<li>Applied on (EA?): EA</li>
<li>Hook (if any):None</li>


  • State or Country: China
  • School Type: Religious Private institution
  • Ethnicity: Chinese
  • Gender: F</p>

<p>General Comments/Congratulations/Venting/Commiserations,etc:
onetwo21 we should be friends</p>

<p>@meggie2013077 congrats on being accepted! I was at NHD this past summer too! What was your project?</p>

<p>**Decision: Accepted **</p>

[<em>] SAT I (by section): N/A
[</em>] SAT IIs: 750 Physics, 740 Spanish, 690 Math II
[<em>] ACT: 34
(Best individual scores: 36 E, 35 M, 34 R, 36 S)
[</em>] APs: Junior-5 Physics, 5 English Lang, 4 US History
Senior- Calculus BC, Biology, English Lit, Spanish
[<em>] IBs: N/A
[</em>] GPA (UW, W): 4.0 UW; 4.81 W
[<em>] Rank: 1/690 UW; 33/690 W
[</em>] Other stats:
[<em>] ECs listed on app: Polish Folk Dancing, Hospital Volunteer, Polish School Student/Class President, Health Careers Club President, Dance PE leader, Freshman mentor, JV poms frosh/soph, community service club
[</em>] Awards: NM commended, High Honor Roll, Published in essay/poetry contests, AP scholar
[<em>] Job/Work Experience: Kumon Tutoring Center since June 2012 (10 hrs/week)
[</em>] Essays (subject and responses): Common app-how my culture/dance helped me find myself, from the perspective of my folk dance costume merged with my own voice.
ND-dad’s alcoholism (faith put to the test), intelligence vs. wisdom, why ND
[<em>] Teacher Recs: Great I think! Freshman honors bio/senior AP bio teacher, Junior AP Physics teacher (a class I struggled with a LOT but came out as one of the top students)
[</em>] Counselor Rec: She loves me, so hopefully awesome. :wink:
[<em>] Applied on (EA?): EA
[</em>] Hook (if any): First generation, Catholic, quirky activities/essays, kept in touch with regional admissions director and talked to her at local/school info sessions
[<em>] State or Country: Illinois (Chicago suburbs)
[</em>] School Type: Public
[<em>] Ethnicity: White
[</em>] Gender: Female
[/ul]General Comments/Congratulations/Venting/Commiserations,etc:
I cried as I was reading my letter. I have no words. I wanted this more than anything in my entire life. <3333</p>

<p>DS Admitted!</p>

<p>ACT: 35
WGPA 4.1
5 AP’s
Good EC - Varsity athlete, community service, peer leadership</p>

<p>Congrats to all!</p>

<p>Decision: Accepted </p>

SAT I (by section): N/A
ACT: 34
APs: 4-US, 5 English Lang, 5 Physics Mechanics, 4 Physics E&M
5 Calculus BC, 4 World History
IBs: Currently in IB spanish HL
GPA (UW, W): 3.81 UW; 4.31 W
Rank: 30/390
Other stats: 2 honors math classes at OSU, both A grades
ECs listed on app: Painting, Lifeguarding, Student’s for Obama, Younger brother (divorced parents), Engineering Summer Academy, Academy at OSU
Awards: NM commended, High Honor Roll, AP scholar, Academic Letter
Job/Work Experience: Lifeguard (10 hrs/week) Painting
Essays (subject and responses): Good, I HATE ESSAYS
Teacher Recs: Great, they were very well written
Counselor Rec: Amazing
Applied on (EA?): EA
Hook (if any): Legacy
Location/Person: Ohio
State or Country: Ohio
School Type: Public
Ethnicity: White
Gender: Male
General Comments/Congratulations/Venting/Commiserations,etc:
I’ve been looking forward to the moment since I first stepped onto ND’s campus as a toddler. O.M.G!!!</p>

<p>Decision: Denied</p>

<p>College and Program: Arts and Letters
ACT: 33 composite (32 M, 34 S, 34 R, 34 E)
APs: United States History, Government, English, Art History
GPA: (UW, W): 3.5 UW/4.1W
Rank: Top 5%
ECs listed on app: Varsity Scholastic Bowl, Community service, Clubs, ETC.
Job/Work Experience: 25 hrs/week guest services job at a professional baseball stadium; summer business internship for a non-profit
Essays: Did a great job on the why nd…
Teacher Recs: yes pretty good
Counselor Rec: eh
Applied on (EA?): Early Action
Hook (if any): Go to a school that used to be affiliated with Congregation of Holy Cross, had a letter of rec from a Holy Cross priest and former faculty member at UND (Same congregation that owns UND). Talked to regional counselor many times and met in person. Visited ND campus.
State or Country: Chicago, IL
School Type: Small, private, religious
Ethnicity: White
Gender: Male
General Comments/Congratulations/Venting/Commiserations,etc: I thought I should have got in.</p>

<p>**Decision: Accepted **</p>

[<em>] ACT: 34
[</em>] APs: AP Chem (5)
Taking now: AP Comp Gov, AP Lit, AP Calc
[<em>] GPA (UW, W): 4.0 UW
[</em>] Rank: 1/41
[<em>] ECs listed on app: NHS, Concert/Pep Band, Pro-Life Club (officer), Spring Break Mission Trips, Varsity Tennis, Various community/Church service
[</em>] Job/Work Experience: Amusement Park 30+ hours/week for two summers
[<em>] Awards: Nothing major. Academic Excellence from my school and a Volunteer of the Week award from the community
[</em>] Essays (subject and responses): For my Common App one I used the diversity prompt. I talked about an experience in the Philippines (where my mom is originally from) and how much it meant to me to be exposed to the culture there.
For the supplement I did the one about Saturn’s Rings, wisdom vs intelligence, and why I wanted to go to Notre Dame. Basically poured my heart out and was very reflective and honest.
[<em>] Teacher Recs: Didn’t see, probably great
[</em>] Counselor Rec: Questionable. It’s my counselor’s first year working at my school…
[<em>] Applied on (EA?): Early Action
[</em>] Hook (if any): Um. None?
[<em>] State or Country: MI
[</em>] School Type: Private Catholic
[<em>] Ethnicity: White/Asian
[</em>] Gender: F
[/ul]**General Comments/Congratulations/Venting/Commiserations,etc: ** Getting an acceptance was literally one of the happiest moments of my life. There’s so much to love about ND and I’m thrilled to be able to go there!!!</p>

<p>Accepted! </p>

<p>ACT: 31
GPA: W- 101.79 UW 92.48
Rank: NA
APs: 9 (English III and IV, stats, bio, APUSH, physics, psych, government, enviro science)</p>

EC: National Charity League - 380+ service hours; vars rowing, volleyball, EIC of 500 page yearbook; section editor 500 pg yrbk; Destination Imagination 13 yrs; SCUBA; Mentor/teen teacher
Awards: AP Scholar, ILPC Front Page Design Excellent; Journalism Honor Roll; other journalism awards; Presidential Service Award, other volunteering awards
Work: summer job at kayak/canoe rental
I think good essays, but thats just me</p>

<p>Congrats to everyone!! Can’t wait till next year! GO IRISH (to those going for sure: like the ND class of 2017 FB page!)</p>


<p>Potential Major: Chemical Engineering
ACT: 34
APs: 11 by end of senior year
UW GPA: 3.93
Rank: top 10% of class of ~1050
Ethnicity: Caucasian/Asian</p>


<p>From Chicago suburbs
Public high school
ACT: 35
GPA: 4.3
Intended major: Chemical engineering</p>

<p>EC’s: lots of academic clubs/leadership, choir/music
Really excited! Good luck to all still waiting!
Go Irish!</p>

<p>Here we go people, post your results here.</p>

<p>Decision: Accepted</p>

<p>[ b]College and Program:[ /b] College of Engineering, Chemical Engineering </p>

<p>[ b]Stats:[ /b][ list]
[ *] SAT I (by section): 750 W, 740 CR, 730 M
[ *] SAT IIs: 800 USH, 770 Biology, 750 Math 1
[ *] ACT: 35
[ *] APs: 5’s on USH, Biology, Psychology
[ *] GPA (UW, W): 4.0 UW/4.63 W
[ *] Rank: 1/144
[ *] Other stats:
[ /list][ b]Subjective:[ /b][ list]
[ *] ECs listed on app: Varsity Tennis (9-12), 2012 Captain, team ended up Top 16 in State Tournament 2011 & 2012, Varsity Swimming, Varsity Lacrosse. Named Student Athlete of the Week on local news. Debate (9-12), VP and Treasurer, State Qualifier, NCFL qualifier. Student Council, Link Crew Leader (orient freshmen to school). Promoter for the Best Buddies Organization, trying to establish the first Best Buddies chapter in the state of Ohio
[ *] Job/Work Experience: Lifeguard at local YMCA
[ *] Essays (subject and responses): intelligence and wisdom? I talked about how wisdom comes because of integrity and character, not just book smarts. I used a funny quote from an Irish rugby player lol. </p>

<p>John Stuart Mill? I talked about my view from my family, how our close knit values influenced my personality and outlook on life</p>

<p>What is the last honest question you asked yourself? “What is my innate scent?”</p>

<p>[ *] Teacher Recs: pretty good
[ *] Counselor Rec: pretty average
[ *] Applied on (EA?): 10/30
[ *] Hook (if any): alumni connection, typically 1-2 go from my school every year and spent two summers there at ND programs
[ /list][ b]Location/Person:[ /b][ list]
[ *] State or Country: OH
[ *] School Type: small parochial
[ *] Ethnicity: White
[ *] Gender: F
[ /list][ b]General Comments/Congratulations/Venting/Commiserations,etc: Yay!</p>

<p>**Decision: Accepted! **</p>

[<em>] SAT I (by section): Didn’t Take
[</em>] SAT IIs: None Taken
[<em>] ACT: 35
[</em>] APs: Euro (3) Apush (4) Physics B (5). Senior year: bio, gov, macro, calc
[<em>] IBs: None Offered
[</em>] GPA (UW, W): W4.1
[<em>] Rank: Doesn’t Rank
[</em>] Other stats:</p>

[<em>] ECs listed on app: Golf 4 years which is a huge part of my life, track 2 years, shadowing an orthopedic surgeon this summer, mentoring kids through golf. etc.
[</em>] Job/Work Experience: ^
[<em>] Essays (subject and responses): Thought they were pretty decent. Why I want to pursue medicine. Showed my humor that’s for sure :smiley:
[</em>] Teacher Recs: Great
[<em>] Counselor Rec: Great
[</em>] Applied on (EA?): Yes
[li] Hook (if any): None</p>[/li]
[<em>] State or Country: IL (Chicago Suburbs)
[</em>] School Type: Public
[<em>] Ethnicity: White
[</em>] Gender: Male</p>

<p>[/ul]General Comments/Congratulations/Venting/Commiserations,etc: So pumped to get into ND! Such an honor. For all future applicants reading this, make sure you shine through your application and make sure it represents who you truly are!</p>