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Notre Dame Class of 2023 REA Thread

iTried2023iTried2023 1 replies1 threadsRegistered User New Member
edited September 2018 in University of Notre Dame
Well everybody its finally here! After four years of losing soccer seasons, student government meetings, and probably five trips to the beND (at least for me), it is finally time to see what @NDAdmissions decides about us.
Good luck

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  • HM0527HM0527 231 replies2 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Daughter just applied last night. Good luck to you as well!!!!
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  • HM0527HM0527 231 replies2 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @Itried2023 I hope you don’t mind me asking but what are your stats?
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  • iTried2023iTried2023 1 replies1 threadsRegistered User New Member
    1460 sat
    legacy and my sibling is a Senior
    My resume is the strongest part of my apps with a ton of leadership/campus involvement (Student Gov., Eagle Scout, etc...) and I'm involved in a lot of service.

    My ND essays are also really strong.... what ab you @HM0527 ?
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  • HM0527HM0527 231 replies2 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @iTried2023 Daughter got a 32 ACT, over 300 quality service hours, leadership rolls at school (SADD, NHS and so forth) her essays rock. Yeah I’m her mom but I truly think they’re really good. No real hook. Her father went to college but did not graduate so maybe that’ll be to her benefit? She’ll also have excellent letters of rec. I have asked her to possibly take the ACT again but I think she’s just to the point of if she doesn’t get accepted due to a one point score change then she’s ok with that. 4.3 W 4.0 UW, all girl Catholic school. Sorry that’s a lot of info!! I wish you all the luck and sending positive vibes your way. If you have any advice I would love to hear it.
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  • WineLoverWineLover 182 replies20 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    edited September 2018
    Hi, S19 is applying REA as well. Still working on one more essay...in the brainstorming stage. It is making me a little anxious ;) He has wanted to go to ND since he was old enough to go to the football games with his dad. No legacy but his grandfather went, but I realize that doesn't matter. (Is this worth mentioning somewhere though?)

    His stats are excellent, but we know that is no guarantee! 36 ACT, 4.2 GPA, lots of service involving working with the poor and homeless and also heavy involvement with campus ministry and leading retreats. Catholic (Jesuit) high school. His school has an excellent track record of acceptances to ND according to Naviance, with 31% being accepted over 3 years (not enrolled). Filmmaker who has worked on projects for a non-profit and currently working on a documentary. Drama club, newspaper, 2 years of JV lacrosse. His strength is math science. Teacher who has agreed to write letter is known to write excellent letters of recommendation -- she has to turn down many students' requests because of her reputation. URM.

    Good luck to everyone!
    edited September 2018
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  • waitingmomlawaitingmomla 254 replies5 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @WineLover Two years ago the application asked if you have grandparents that attended, and you could input their name and grad year. I don't know if that's still the case, just FYI
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  • HM0527HM0527 231 replies2 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @WineLover looks to me your son has everything ND wants. Good luck to him!
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  • LuvsLabsLuvsLabs 264 replies4 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @Winelover I'm no expert, but based on the posted stats I'd say your son is a strong applicant.

    I'm posting to tell you that the Notre Dame Question section, within the Common App, has a Family subsection that will ask "Have any of your relatives ever attended the University of Notre Dame?" I think every college has a similar question in their application.
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  • sam1712sam1712 3 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    ND is my top choice and I truly love the campus and kids. I wrote a really strong and interesting common app essay and wrote a personal special circumstances essay as well. I am really involved in leadership on campus (Executive Editor of Yearbook, Club President for 2 strong service clubs, volunteer at multiple organizations that I pour my heart into, am on a speaker panel advocating service in my community and go to a top ranked high school), I am mixed (swedish-chinese) and I am catholic. My biggest issue is that no matter how hard I try I have horrible anxiety regarding test taking. This has unfortunately impacted my endless efforts on the SAT (1310) and GPA (3.6). My teacher Rec. will indicate how hard I try within my academic life but I'm worried this will weigh me down significantly. I also want to point out that my GPA is mostly impacted by the rigor of my school (top 50 in U.S.) and my anxiety. Please give me tips on how I can add to my application to make me a more desirable applicant. I've also reached out to my regional admissions counselor and I am going to meet her next week. Thank you! Good luck to all!
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  • HM0527HM0527 231 replies2 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @sam1712 I personally think your oersonal essay will show ND that there are certain reasons as to why some things on your app may not be “typical” of the usual applicant. Will your counselor note that in their letter of rec? I see that your teacher rec will. How are you meeting personally with your AO? I didn’t think they do that? Good luck to you!!! D applied REA as well so the wait is on.
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  • WineLoverWineLover 182 replies20 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Thank you to @LuvLABS @HM0527 and @waitingmomla for your input! I checked his application, and yes, he did indicate that his grandfather attended and graduated. He hit the submit button yesterday. So relieved but very excited! I do think he has some strong essays, so feeling hopeful and somewhat confident :)
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  • RFM1617RFM1617 136 replies8 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @HM0527, maybe the poster above means that he or she will meet the AO on a school visit. Our state AO came to our high school and I met her then. It wasn't a personal meeting or interview, just a "hello" in a group setting.
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  • hpcsahpcsa 445 replies17 threadsRegistered User Member
    edited October 2018
    @sam1712 One possible outcome of your ND REA application is that Admissions, based on your GPA/SAT and strong Essays/other qualitative information, may defer your application to be reviewed together with the RD applicant pool. Please be not surprised or discouraged should this occur, as this would not necessarily be a negative outcome, given the above situation. ND REA is incredibly competitive and, while you can not change your application strategy now, it might have been advisable to apply RD, depending on your other personal circumstances. Best of luck either way!
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  • HM0527HM0527 231 replies2 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    edited October 2018
    @hpcsa IYHO do you think my D could email her AO and ask if he would like to see her first quarter grades? I know they usually don’t ask for midterm grades unless you are deferred or accepted but we thought this may show how dedicated she is to her academic path still.
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  • HM0527HM0527 231 replies2 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
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  • hpcsahpcsa 445 replies17 threadsRegistered User Member
    edited October 2018
    @HM0527 Many high schools automatically send first quarter grades to all ED and EA schools that students have applied to, then first and second quarter grades to all RD schools. Please check, as you would not want to duplicate already submitted information.

    Otherwise ND Admissions would suggest that for REA applications first quarter grades are not required, yet that the student certainly can send them in if they add additional information, relevant to her/his application. In this case, I would suggest for your daughter to send in her first quarter grades in support of her application, without asking first, and to take the opportunity to re-emphasize to her AO her strong interest and commitment to Notre Dame. Best of success to your daughter and your family!
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  • HM0527HM0527 231 replies2 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @hpcsa great advice!!! just so I’m clear (sorry college apps and communication with them is new to us) send without asking and following it up with “my grades should reflect my dedication still to my studies” blah blah blah?? She has a 4.0 and 4.3W her math ACT is low (28) she is retaking the ACT on the 27th hoping for a higher score to superscore but her first qtr grade are all A’s with the lowest percent being a 97 in APGOV. She was just thinking with getting a 100% APCALC this quarter it would show her dedication. Whoa sorry for all the info...I appreciate any advice.
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  • hpcsahpcsa 445 replies17 threadsRegistered User Member
    @HM0527 Congratulations to your daughter, yes it would be great to get the ACT Math score up, if it will come in time for the REA decision. It is one reason we tend to recommend ND RD for students who have a realistic opportunity to further strengthen their application. In terms of my earlier suggestion: if the high school counselor sends in your daughter's official first quarter grades, all is good and I would probably leave it at that. If the school won't, then I would scan in the document from her school with the grades on it (which will make them 'unofficial' yet this is ok) and have your daughter write a brief cover e-mail with the reason for the e-mail and, as suggested above, her commitment to Notre Dame, while emphasizing how she will seek to effectively contribute to the ND community. It so happens that our daughter is a sophomore at ND and we therefore were in your shoes as parents two years ago. Again, very best of luck!
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  • HM0527HM0527 231 replies2 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @hpcsa It’s so nice to get some “real genuine” advice from other parents. Her score will definitely be in on time. D said she will talk to her HS counselor tomorrow about sending them in. She did a Host Day a couple weeks ago and that solidified her desire to be Irish. Congrats to you D and I wish her all the success.
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  • Nb000791Nb000791 26 replies2 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @WineLover and anyone who needs it, I am currently a freshman at ND and I know how stressful this time is for all of you. I am currently on fall break and would be happy to answer any questions about the admissions process or look over any essays. Please do not hesitate to message me!
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