Hi, I am a ninth grader applying to Phillips academy. (year 2022-2023)
and I’m currently a ninth-grader so ill be applying for tenth grade.
I currently go to a local middle school in Korea. yes, I’m Korean
Tho I lived five years (from 2nd~7th grade) abroad, and went to an international school.
First, The problem is that in Korea, we don’t take exams in 7th grade. This meaning I don’t have a transcript for 7th grade.
Will this affect me very much?
Tho, I have my transcripts from my previous school. (from an international school when I was studying abroad)
So, should I somehow submit my transcript from my previous school?
Second, My grades are all As except for PE from last semester.
I got a 79.
Since many people tell me this would affect me very much I am worried and also very curious at the same time if it would actually affect me very much.
Third, I have no plans of taking the SSAT. And I’m not sure if this is the right decision.
Last, I didn’t really do extracurricular activities.
I have been playing the piano for five years, I learned to swim and also started to play badminton after joining the school badminton club in seventh grade. (Though I am not in the club anymore)
And I am wondering if I have any chance of getting into Andover since I don’t see anything special about me…
++ Some advice and tips would be nice too.
Thank you so much for reading!!!