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Huntsman language exams

alitaalita Registered User Posts: 254 Junior Member
I got a letter today (dated feb 25) saying that theyve mailed my proficiency test to my hs counselor...anyone else get one?
ED People, what are the tests like (mine is in French)?

exciting-this is thefirst mail Ive gotten in several weeks from a school i actually *applied* to :)
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  • altgirlaltgirl Registered User Posts: 34 Junior Member
    Does everyone who applied take the test or only the applicants they are interested in?
  • alitaalita Registered User Posts: 254 Junior Member
    I don't know...I honestly thought my chances were low because my math scores arent as high as they apparently want...
  • Catch-22Catch-22 Registered User Posts: 1,233 Senior Member
    If you get the test, you are most likely...IN. Congrats.
  • DisplacedNewYorkerDisplacedNewYorker Registered User Posts: 154 Junior Member
    Do you think that they send this letter to about twice the number of applicants that they intend to accept for the program?
  • alitaalita Registered User Posts: 254 Junior Member
    DNY: I dont know. I think most of the ed applicants that got a test got in (with the exception of at least one (I think zirkon got a test but didn't get in, I dont know what language)), but I dont know if its different for RD. Catch is def the person to ask this cuz I think he called the admissions office and asked about the test (correct me catch if I'm wrong)...

    I guess well see in April/March 31. Iam hoping like crazy ill get in cuz I've just been imagining myself in april with 5 rejection letters, and this is *cross my fingers* really umm, uplifting?
  • DisplacedNewYorkerDisplacedNewYorker Registered User Posts: 154 Junior Member
    Catch-22: did you call the admissions office and talk to them about these tests that they send out? that would be so amazing if Penn actually wanted me... I kind of wrote the Huntsman off because of my 690 IIC score... everything else in my app is really great, but i thought that 690 would just kill me
  • dostoyevskydostoyevsky Registered User Posts: 423 Member
    catch is a girl......the tests are essentialy a likely letter (dont get too hyped yet tho)....when i got mine, i ran around the resort i was at (in mexico) like a wild man lol.....and by the way DNY, they let a few bad scores slide, they arent THAT picky
  • Catch-22Catch-22 Registered User Posts: 1,233 Senior Member
    Yes. I'm a girl (thanks leo for mentioning that). The tests are supposed to be "placement tests" for language classes...so, essentially, you are "almost" in, as long as you can prove proficiency in your designated language. Everyone of their "expected" candidates will get a test. So, yea, if you are officially "in" the running, you will get a test. Best of luck.

    PS: I did call the Huntsman office and spoke to the Huntsman Director, I'll tell you guys what she told me. "Relax, and just do your best on the language test. Prove to us that you deserve to be in the program. And don't sweat it, it's just basic stuff."
  • smiliekatsmiliekat Registered User Posts: 236 Junior Member
    good luck everyone!!
  • Seven NightsSeven Nights Registered User Posts: 582 Member
    What if you selected your native language (Spanish) as your desired second language and have scored really high on tests (AP and SAT II)? Will they still send you a test?
  • Catch-22Catch-22 Registered User Posts: 1,233 Senior Member
    YES!!!!!!!!! For the tenth time. People get 5s on both AP Spanish/French Lang. and LIt and 800 on SATII and STILL WILL GET THE TEST.
  • DisplacedNewYorkerDisplacedNewYorker Registered User Posts: 154 Junior Member
    for anyone who is wondering about the test,
    I got an 800 on the German SAT II, a 5 on the AP exam, and a 7 on the IB exam and I still got the test...
  • alitaalita Registered User Posts: 254 Junior Member
    sorry catch-its confusing with all of these made-up names...but from now on *she*....:)
  • altgirlaltgirl Registered User Posts: 34 Junior Member
    Is there a deadline for the tests or are they still being mailed?
  • Catch-22Catch-22 Registered User Posts: 1,233 Senior Member
    HAHA. It's okay Alita. Good job with getting the test, hope to see you at Huntsman the coming school year (as well as with everyone else). :)
    They should be "in the process of being mailed"...expect them to be within this week. Good luck.
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