Reapplication to Exeter

<p>Okay so I just finished my prep year at Exeter and I love it and classes are amazing and all of that. But my parents weren't completely happy with my grades so I will not be attending next year. I was wondering if I did bring up my grades and show that I could actually put some effort into things that I would be able to apply again for upper year. Would I be able to do that and what would the chances of me getting in be?</p>

<p>I am sorry to hear you will not be attending next year as I was accepted as a new prep and will be attending next year. How were your grades? Were the classes really hard?</p>

<p>It's a trap!</p>

<p>Hmmmm.....so why would a current Phillips Exeter student come to CC to ask mostly prospective students and parents this question, as opposed to asking ...say...his/her adviser at Phillips Exeter? Not to mention his/her parents...</p>

<p>Huh CBatch?</p>

<p>Iamsdfgh,</p>

<p>Yes you could reapply to Exeter for upper year, but upper year is a hard year to get in at any school, and the fact that you left prep year because of grades won't help your chances. Most schools are not as tough as Exeter and other top teir Boarding Schools, so even if you get straight A's at your new school for the short time you'll be there before it's time to reapply (application season is early on in the year, so the only new grades on your resume will be your quarter grades from your new school. The rest will be the ones you previously got during prep year at Exeter.) unless it's a school as challenging and prestigious as Exeter, they won't count for much because admissions officials at Exeter will reason 'yes, this kid can get good grades at a less challenging school, but that doesn't prove to us that he/she can get good grades here, and since he/she left the first time they didn't get good grades, what proof do we have that they won't leave again if we re-accept them and they dont get good grades.' Exeter officials need to look out for their school too, you know. They can't have kids leaving all the time... it wouldn't look good to prospective applicants. </p>

<p>I think a good idea would be to work hard and give Exeter a shot, but not to get your hopes up too high. Apply to a few other top teir schools in addition to Exeter, but be prepared to tell them why you left Exeter and why you won't leave their school too if a senario like the one that happened your prep year plays out. Also, apply to a few good but less competitive schools such as M'burg and Northfield Mount Hermon.</p>

<p>Who knows though. Maybe you'll love your new school so much you'll decide you dong want to apply anywhere for junior year. </p>

<p>Good Luck! I hope everything works out. :)</p>

<p>Haha sorry, meant "don't" not "dong" towards the end of my last post. </p>

<p>Also sorry for all the spelling/grammar errors... I've been really out of it lately. O_o</p>

<p>The thing is I don't want to go anywhere else. I would only be applying to exeter. I love this school and would give pretty much anything to be able to go back. The thing is I did a repeat prep year at exeter so now I'll just be going back to my old school which I hated. And also my grades weren't bad enough so that the school kicked me out it was just my parents didn't think I'd be able to get into college with them (although I would have).</p>

<p>I don't get it here. You go back to your old public HS and apply to 11th grade??? Then your grades will look good then?</p>

<p>Why do you leave a school you love because of your grades and parents?</p>

<p>Because my parents are kind of in charge and if they wanted to bring me back. Believe me I fought them on it but there really wasn't anything I could do.</p>

<p>Sorry to hear that. </p>

<p>They do believe that you'll get significantly better grades as an upper???</p>

<p>Well thats what this year is going to be me proving to them that I can. I know I can I basically just wasn't doing anything before.</p>

<p>It may be too late for this...not sure when returning students have to tell Exeter they're not returning, but here's some mama perspective. If my kids was goofing off in a boarding school for which I was paying lots of money--say getting C's when I knew he/she was fully capable of getting A's and B's, I'd be looking for something like this from my kid:</p>

<p>Mom/Dad, I know I messed up a great opportunity. I'm hoping you'll give me one more chance, but I know you don't want to waste any more money on me. And I know I've promised to get good grades before and then haven't. I'm hoping you'll give me one more chance. I'll promise to get all A's and B's next term. To show you I'm serious, I'll give you the money you pay for the tuition refund program out of the money I've earned this summer. If I get C's again, I'll come home after the first term. </p>

<p>Show some remorse. Show you're serious by sharing the burden of the cost of your education (and NOT with money they've given you!). This might seem like a long shot, but, I think, less of a long shot than trying to get back in--though I still think talking to your adviser about all of this makes the most sense.</p>