So DS Applied to many, many schools.
Stats: 4.3 Wt, Native American, IB Dip Predicted:35, Baseball, Football at high levels.
Tons ECs and Volunteering, Provincial awards, no national awards. AISES member, Dual Citizen
Major applied for: Mechanical Engineering/Environmental Sciences.
Abilene Christian University
Amherst College: A2A 3-day program
California Institute of Technology
Case Western Reserve University: Interview
Columbia U: College and Engineering
Dartmouth College: Indigenous Fly-In & Interview
Georgetown University: Interview
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Princeton University: Interview
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Stanford University: Rejected
Texas Christian University
Tufts University**: Interview**
University of California: Berkeley
University of California: San Diego
University of California: Los Angeles: Indigenous week program
University of California: Irvine
University of California: Santa Barbara
University of California: Santa Cruz
Univ of Michigan
Univ of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Univ of Notre Dame
University of Oregon: Accepted
Univ of Pennsylvania
Univ of Southern California (USC)
Why so many? I see you have an acceptance at UO which is great (and hopefully affordable). A lot of these are reaches/high reaches so you need at least one where you son would happy and it is financially doable. Good luck.
Once it is all done, I will post the results. He made a list, highlighted 4 schools he would be happy at ( I didn’t include our local flagship here, UBC) and the rest were shots in the dark. He figured, "When I am old and grey and sitting in my rocking chair, I don’t want any regrets. (No woulda, coulda, shoulda’s for me! I was really shocked to hear he got a couple of Ivies to interview at!
He put himself out there in the universe and we’ll see how the universe answers back!
I would love to hear your son’s admissions results. (I am in Indigenous college admissions.) Also appreciate knowing if student body makeup played a role in his choice and which schools seemed most supportive. Thanks.!
Hello, nice to hear from you, I also would like to ask you some questions. Last night my son got into Abilene Christian University with some merit money. I will do my best to keep the list updated. @politeperson We didn’t really have the support to do baseball recruiting well, so we went with the strength of his Indigenous hook, IB programme, and the fact that he will be an Indigenous STEM applicant. We will reach out to the college once we get in and see if there is a chance for him to walk-on given his skills. If a coach is willing to work with him, he may defer to get up to speed and attend a year later. One year of growth won’t hurt him.
Good for him. As I said my D burned out BUT about a week before apps were due she did start feeling like she might later regret not applying to one school. She’d never been there but on paper it was intriguing to her and sounded like a great fit. She buckled down and got her essays done and applied - and guess where she is a junior and thriving now?! So yes, sometimes putting in the work it worth it.