<p>Hello, I am a Korean girl :) I just moved from US to Korea this year.</p>
<p>It has always been my dream to attend BS.
I feel like BS can really fit me, and living in school can be an amazing experience that can change my life.
However, I am not sure if I should apply to BS this year.</p>
<p>I applied to top BS last year (Deerfield, Andover, Hotchkiss, Choate... and more), with financial aid (my family is NOT RICH.).
...and I got rejected to all but one (I got waitlisted, and I never got out of that waitlist).
Later, I found out that it is very hard and rare for international students to receive financial aid.</p>
<p>My parents said that they are willing to make sacrifices for me (including debt....) so that I can apply to BS without financial aid.
However, I feel very sorry for my parents since our family is going through hard times right now...
and there is no guarantee that I will get accepted this year.
First, I did not good grades this year (Korean school). I am still adjusting, and Korean school is definitely not my style (it doesn't fit me at all...)
Second, I didnt do any extra activities this year. Since I had lots of work to keep me busy, I didnt really have time to play my flute, or do any other extra activities..</p>
<p>Should I apply to BS this year?</p>