Official Dartmouth Deferral Page

<p>Hi! This thread is for everyone who was deferred from ED and still hopes to be a '16 at Dartmouth. Post your stats and discuss what you plan on doing to improve your chances of being accepted in April.</p>

<p>[ size=+2][ color=orange][ b]Decision: Deferred**[/color][/size]</p>

<p>[ b]Objective:[list]
[ *] SAT I (breakdown): N/A
[ *] ACT: 33 (33 English, 30 Reading, 34 Math, 36 Science, 8 Writing)
[ *] SAT II: 760 Math 2, 760 Physics, 780 Biology M
[ *] Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
[ *] Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 1/300
[ *] AP (place score in parenthesis): 4 Chemistry, 5 Physics B, 5 Physics C Mechanics (Self-Study), 5 Biology (took Adv. Bio, so somewhat self-study), 5 Calc AB
[ *] IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
[ *] Senior Year Course Load: Expository Writing, Creative Writing, Spanish 5, Calc 2, AP World History, AP Macroecon, AP U.S. Government & Politics, Anatomy & Physiology
[ *] Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Presidental award for service, AP Scholar w/ Distinction, Civic Engagement Award, 3rd Place in three piano competitions
[ /list][ b]Subjective:
[list]
[ ] Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis):
[ *] Job/Work Experience: Worked at same place since I was 12 years old. Started in production and now am a customer service associate
[ *] Volunteer/Community service: 200+ hours. Random volunteer stuff
[ *] Summer Activities: Work, Piano, volunteer work, cross country
[ *] Essays: Wrote it about piano. Got 100% on it in my expos class
[ *] Teacher Recommendation: read all of them and they were very good
[ *] Counselor Rec: talked with my counselor about what he was going to write, so good i would assume
[ *] Additional Rec: Included in the arts supplement that I sent for piano. It was very good
[ *] Interview: Went very well I thought
[ /list][ b]Other
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[ ] State (if domestic applicant): Wisconsin
[ *] Country (if international applicant): N/A
[ *] School Type: Public. Nothing special
[ *] Ethnicity: White
[ *] Gender: Female
[ *]Income Bracket: <$80,000
[ *] Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): none
[ b]Reflection
*
[ ] Strengths: AP Scores, SAT subject test scores, GPA, class rank, essay, interview, recommendations
[ *] Weaknesses: My activities aren't very unique (piano, Key Club secretary, Treasurer of NHS, Science Team, Math Team, blahhh), ACT writing score of 8, rigor of school record (opted not to take APUSH Soph year when I should have), not any really cool awards
[ *] Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Boring extracurricular activities, have only taken AP math and science courses until this year
[ *] Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: N/A
[ b]General Comments:
* I'm sad hopefully I will have better luck in the RD round (unlikely). congrats to all the lucky ones!</p>

<p>As for what I plan on doing to increase my chances...
1. keep my 4.0
2. finish a fundraiser that I began planning a while ago and hopefully raise $2873562764298
that's all i've thought of thus far. I will see if my counselor has any more suggestions for me on Monday.</p>

<p>Decision: Deferred</p>

<p>Objective:[ul]
[<em>] SAT I (breakdown): 670 Reading, 790 Math, 770 Writing (11 Essay) – Total 2230
[</em>] ACT: N/A
[<em>] SAT II: 800 Math 1, 800 Math 2, 770 Chinese, 720 US History, 640 Chemistry (did not submit)
[</em>] Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.93 UW, 4.37 W
[<em>] Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 1st Decile. School does not rank, but around 5/390
[</em>] AP (place score in parenthesis): 5 Calculus AB, 4 US History
[<em>] IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
[</em>] Senior Year Course Load: Calculus CD AP, Chemistry AP, Government AP, all other classes honors
[<em>] Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): None
[/ul][ b]Subjective:[ul]
[</em>] Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Young Musicians Society (Founder, President), Marching Band (Section Leader), Varsity Math/Chem Teams, All County Band, Band/Jazz Band/Orchestra (Principal Bass Trombone), Spanish Honor Society, National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society (Secretary), School Newspaper, Asian Festival (Country and Event Leaders)
[<em>] Awards: Award from NSF for work on Solar Cell Project, NJMTA High Honors Piano Audition, American Fine Arts International Competition Winner, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Competition Winner, National Merit Commended Scholar, Chinese Culture Competition (Performed at venues such as Caldwell College, Dicapo Opera Theater, and Alice Tully Hall of Lincoln Center)
[</em>] Job/Work Experience: Private Tutor
[<em>] Volunteer/Community service: Young Musicians Society – performed at nursing homes; Valley Hospital Volunteer, Chinese School Teacher’s Assistant, Japan Earthquake Charity Concert
[</em>] Summer Activities: Culture Tour in Taiwan, American Music Abroad, Band Camp
[<em>] Essays: Great – wrote about my homestay experience during my Culture Tour in Taiwan.
[</em>] Teacher Recommendation: Should be really good, both teachers really like me and I got good grades in their classes
[<em>] Counselor Rec: Great. We have 7 or 8 guidance counselors, and my counselor only has 3 or 4 smart kids
[</em>] Additional Rec: Good (piano teacher, part of arts supplement)
[<em>] Interview: Good
[/ul]
**Other
[ul]
[</em>] State (if domestic applicant): NJ
[<em>] Country (if international applicant): N/A
[</em>] School Type: Public
[<em>] Ethnicity: Taiwanese
[</em>] Gender: Male
[<em>]Income Bracket: $170,000
[</em>] Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): N/A
[/ul]Reflection[ul]
[<em>] Strengths: Music, math, rank, GPA
[</em>] Weaknesses: SAT scores, lack of variety in activities
[<em>] Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Don’t know… SAT scores? Just not that into me?
[</em>] Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Accepted at Rutgers University… big whoop.
[/ul]General Comments:
Now applying to UVA, William and Mary, Boston College, JHU, HYP, Cornell. Don't know if it's even worth it.</p>

<p>I would choose Dartmouth over any school in the world! I absolutely love it... I recently won 1st Place in an International Piano Competition and will perform at Carnegie Hall. Hope this will boost my chances! I will talk to my guidance counselor tomorrow.</p>

<p>Decision: Deferred</p>

<p>Objective:
•ACT: Composite 29 Reading 33 Math 23 English 34 Science 27
•SAT II: Spanish: 770, Biology: 770
•Weighted GPA: 3.26 out of 4.00 (Intense course rigor, though)
•Rank: top 6%.
•AP Scores: Biology (5), Environmental Science (5), English Language (5), Spanish Language (5), American History (4)
•Senior Year Course Load: Hardest course load available:
AP Chemistry
AP Physics C
AP English Literature
AP Spanish Literature
AP U.S. Government
AP Statistics
AP European History
Lab Aide
•Major Awards: National awards for PSA's to raise environmental consciousness, AP Scholar with distinction, local awards for film, interviewed for NPR, local awards from the city for some environmental initiatives, some FBLA awards for districts and states, and some school awards such as a book award.</p>

<p>Subjective:
•Extracurriculars:
Vice president of student council,
President of my school's Interclub Council,
President of the science academy in my school,
President of a community service club,
Vice President of my school's FBLA,
Vice President of my school's Quill and Scroll,
Vice President of the Ecology Club,
Cross-country runner
•Job/Work Experience: Intern at an environmental nonprofit, private tutor
•Volunteer/Community service: Over 1,300 volunteer hours at very steady and committed organizations i.e. a local hospital etc
•Summer Activities: Dual enrollment, sport conditioning, internships
•Essays: Extremely strong.
•Teacher Recommendation: From my all-time favorite teachers: the advisor of my academy/ ex-AP Biology teacher, and an AMAZING one from my cross-country coach/ club sponsor/ ex-AP English Language teacher that summed up everything I've ever done.
•Counselor Rec: Really strong, it was from my ex-AP Environmental teacher/ sponsor of the community service club that I'm president of.
•Peer Review- from the most amazing writer/friend/human being I've ever met.
•Interview: My interviewer really liked me. I was a bit nervous when we spoke over the phone so the first thing he said when I walked into his office was "Don't worry it shouldn't last more than 30-40 minutes." It lasted an hour an a half. I'm really sociable so he had to slow me down a bit because I just spoke and spoke.</p>

<p>Other
•State: From Miami, they don't get a lot of South Floridians
•Country: I was born in Colombia and lived there for 10 years
•School Type: A public school, best in the area
•Gender: Male
•Income Bracket: Lower class
•Hooks: Hispanic, Native American, first generation to go to college, lower income student</p>

<p>Reflection
•Strengths: I guess all of my letters of recommendation were VERY STRONG, including the alumni interview report, peer rec, the 2 teacher recs, and the counselor rec. I also have very unusual extracurriculars that I'm very dedicated to, very strong community service experience, a lot of awards and recognition, and AWESOME essays. Also, my SAT Subject Test score for Biology and my AP scores.
•Weaknesses: ACT testing, class rank, and GPA
•Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I'm a very strong candidate when you don't count GPA and ACT scores, which is a really dumb comment, but it's true. Everything else in my app was really strong.
General Comments: Dartmouth is still my top choice!</p>

<p>Decision: Deferred</p>

<p>Objective:[ul]
[<em>] SAT I (breakdown): 2000 -- 690 CR 650 M 660 W (yeah, i know)
[</em>] Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.94
[<em>] Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 9/230
[</em>] AP (place score in parenthesis): world, us hist., art history, biology, lang & comp (all fives/fours) in progress: physics B, calc ab, gov, spanish
[<em>] Senior Year Course Load: those just listed + senior comp (grad requirement) and leadership, 20th century lit
[/ul][ b]Subjective:[ul]
[</em>] Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): president/founder of geology club, knowledge bowl, honor society, etc etc
[<em>] Job/Work Experience: work at a ceramic painting studio, lots of school-week hours, tons of summer hours
[</em>] Volunteer/Community service: 200+ hours. i've been volunteering at the hospital since 9th grade
[<em>] Summer Activities: i did summer@brown after sophomore year
[</em>] Essays: wrote about losing my parents. pretty moving, but not enough i guess.
[<em>] Teacher Recommendation: haven't read them but i'm sure they're very very good.
[</em>] Counselor Rec: no idea, but most likely positive
[<em>] Additional Rec: geology club advisor (she really likes me so i think it was probably very flattering)
[</em>] Interview: pretty good. not a lot in common.
[/ul]
Other**
[<em>] State (if domestic applicant): washington state
[</em>] School Type: Public, sends students to ivy probably once every 5-10 years?
[<em>] Ethnicity: White
[</em>] Gender: Female
[<em>]Income Bracket: <$2000 (only my own income is considered)
[</em>] Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): none
Reflection
[<em>] Strengths: unique story. my father passed away when i was in 6th grade and my mom in my 10th grade year. my grades are really good, i just had a few A-s in sophomore (sorta "lost my way" for awhile)
[</em>] Weaknesses: sat scores definitely.
[li] Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: I think probably mostly my low SAT scores/less-than-amazing extra-curriculars.[/li]General Comments: I don't feel too bad, since a lot of people with better scores (and better resumes overall!) got flat-out rejected. I feel lucky to have even been deferred.</p>

<p>I hope to raise my SAT scores this January but I don't really know what else to do (other than wishing on 11:11 twice a day). Sigh.</p>

<p>Decision: Deferred</p>

<p>Objective:
SAT I (breakdown): 800 Reading, 690 Math, 800 Writing, 2290 composite
ACT: N/A
SAT II: 750 Chem, 720 US History
Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0
Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable):2/279
AP (place score in parenthesis): 5 Chemistry, 5 US History
IB (place score in parenthesis): N/A
Senior Year Course Load: AP Calc AB, AP English Lit, AP Bio, AP Spanish Lang., Honors Physics
Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): None
[ b]Subjective:**
Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): National Honor Society, Boys State/Boys Nation, Varsity Soccer, Varsity Indoor/Outdoor Track, Science Olympiad, Interact Club (Sergeant-at-Arms)
Awards: National Merit Semi-finalist, Brown Book Award, President's Gold Award
Job/Work Experience: McDonalds
Volunteer/Community service: Junior Rotary Club (Interact Club), Work at a Public Library, Yardwork at a local park
Summer Activities: Boys State/Boys Nation
Essays: Great – Wrote about boys nation
Teacher Recommendation: should be good, got them from my ap chem and ap history teachers
Counselor Rec: Great. she let me read it, it was fantastic
Additional Rec: N/A
Interview: Good i thought
Other
State (if domestic applicant): RI
Country (if international applicant): N/A
School Type: Public
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Gender: Male
Income Bracket: <30,000
Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): N/A
Reflection
Strengths: Rank, SAT scores, essay
Weaknesses: not enough activities? and math SAT score
Why you think you were deferred: Don't know.. maybe math score?
Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: nowhere yet</p>

<p>Comments:
Any thoughts? i was kinda surprised that i didn't get in.. my SAT subjects werent that great, but I didn't see any big weaknesses in my application</p>

<p>@hailey1477: the wishing on 11:11 twice a day that I will eventually be accepted to Dartmouth? Yeah, uh, I totally do that. Glad to know I'm not alone :)</p>