|By Youcanonlywish (Youcanonlywish) on Thursday, December 18, 2003 - 08:26 pm: Edit|
okay, what are some schools with january 15th deadlines? i'm starting to feel like i have too many reaches and i want something on like a slightly difficult match level or a good safety or two
i'm applying to wellesley, williams, hamilton, colby, colgate, northwestern, tulane, brown, yale, and vassar
(i know it's a lot, but that's not the point)
my stats are:
class rank: 6th out of about 350
(highest cum. = 800 verbal, 690 math)
690 us history
640 math 1C (retaking, but math isn't my forte)
530 chem (eek)
AP US 3
AP CP 4
AP Euro 4
i've taken chem at summer school, a java class last spring at the community college, and just finshed a precalculus class ( i got an A) at the same community college and am planning on taking calc there next semester even though i'm not the greatest at math. would this maybe help the fact that my math scores are so low?
and i'm student gov't secretary, key club treasurer (member for 4 yrs), i knit scarves for the homeless, tutor as part of the key cub, have been part of best buddies for the past 2 years (since it was started at my school), am activie in my youth/religious group, i donated 12 inches of my hair to locks of love last year, won a bunch of awards for latin (like on the connecticut latin exam and the national latin exam (i'm planning on majoring in classics so yea..)) and all that good stuff.
im only taking 3 ap classes this year, but that's cuz the others offered are languages (spanish/french which i can't take), conflict with my schedule (calc/computer sci/physics/chem) or i've already taken them (us hist, euro, cp)
|By Haon (Haon) on Thursday, December 18, 2003 - 09:58 pm: Edit|
I'm not sure when the deadlines for these schools are but safety-type schools for you that are similar to the ones you're applying to are Reed, Grinnel, Carleton, and Oberlin are all safety/matches.
|By Reidmc (Reidmc) on Friday, December 19, 2003 - 12:46 am: Edit|
Classics. . .good for you!
You look good for several of your schools but you would be wise to add a few less selective schools as your AP and SAT II scores are not quite what they should be for some of the schools on your list.
Re: Haon's suggestions: They are all fine schools, but Carleton is no safety. Grinnell and Oberlin are match/almost safeties. Reed is close to a match, too as it has been increasing its selectivity faster than any LAC around and I'm not sure where it will level off.
Anyway - here are some less selective schools that might be considered safeties for you: Kenyon, Connecticut College, Dickinson and Skidmore. I've no first-hand information on their Classics departments, but each does have strength in history and humanities. I'd check carefully classics faculty size and the course offerings.
Note too that a few of these schools have February app deadlines.
|By Isacc (Isacc) on Friday, December 19, 2003 - 07:56 am: Edit|
wash st. louis i believe is jan15
|By Sallyr (Sallyr) on Friday, December 19, 2003 - 08:57 am: Edit|
Since many of the schools that you're already interested in are Common Application colleges, it seems like you can go to the Common App site and find another choice or two, with all of the deadlines available at a glance (Look for the page titled "Common Application 2003-2004; College Deadines, Fees and Requirements.")
Keep in mind, however, that most colleges give you some wiggle room when it comes to application deadlines (though, beware, that same flexibility often does NOT apply to finaid deadlines.) If you "discover" a college during your search that has a Jan. 1 cut-off date, you can shoot them a quick note asking for a brief extension, if you need it, or even just get your application in a tad on the late side. In many admission offices, even the apps that arrive on time stay in untended piles for a week or so, and yours will just be tossed onto the heap whenever it shows up.
Thanks to the folks at U.S. News, many colleges these days are more interested in upping their total number of applicants than they are in spltting hairs over whether application deadlines are met.
|By Youcanonlywish (Youcanonlywish) on Friday, December 19, 2003 - 10:35 pm: Edit|
i've considered reed, grinnel, carleton, and oberlin before but i don't think my parents really like the idea of me going to school in the middle of nowhere (they hate colby for that reason, and only like hamilton cua my sister is already there, and colgate cuz it's super near hamilton) but i'll look more into the schools and see if i can convince them to change their minds
i visited dickinson with my sister when she was looking for schools and i didn't really like it, but i don't know much about kenyon, connecticut, or skidmore
washington seems interesting, and its on the list of schools that i'm considering (along with the others i listed earlier)
Sallyr- i'm actually only using the common app for schools that don't have an institutional app (like hamilton, wellelsley, colgate, and colby) but i went to the common app website and i could not find the page you mentioned for the life of me :-\
|By Sallyr (Sallyr) on Saturday, December 20, 2003 - 07:57 am: Edit|
That's one of the things that drives me nuts about the admission process. I'm a professional and still often have trouble finding this stuff--even when I know what I'm looking for--so I empathize with all the students and parents who have to wade through hundreds of pages on dozens of Web sites. Let me take a gander at the Common App site and see if I can link you directly to the page you need. Hang on...
I'm back, and this is a classic example of what I was talking about. I knew exactly what I was searching for, and it still took me a good ten minutes to find it.
Here's the trail I followed (Well, not the first time, but on the third or fourth, when I finally got it right):
1. Common App home page: Common Application Home
2. Click on "Download Forms"
3.Where it says, "To download these PDF files click on the links below," hit option E ("Download the College Deadline, Fees, and Requirments grid.")
That should do it. Good luck!
|By Youcanonlywish (Youcanonlywish) on Monday, December 22, 2003 - 12:39 am: Edit|
ahh thanks. i found it this time.
|By Youcanonlywish (Youcanonlywish) on Monday, December 22, 2003 - 12:42 am: Edit|
any other schools? i'm hoping to find something fairly diverse (where everyone isn't suburban, upper middle class, and white would be nice) and something kinda near a fairly large city (moreso so my parents would be more open to the school)
|By Sallyr (Sallyr) on Monday, December 22, 2003 - 09:17 am: Edit|
Try Clark University in Worcester, MA. With your profile, you ought to qualify for merit aid from Clark. It's one of the schools profiled in Loren Pope's Colleges That Change Lives.
|By Myway (Myway) on Saturday, December 27, 2003 - 06:06 pm: Edit|
Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio
|By Fallentear04 (Fallentear04) on Sunday, December 28, 2003 - 12:29 pm: Edit|
NYU's deadline is Jan 15th
|By Youcanonlywish (Youcanonlywish) on Monday, December 29, 2003 - 11:20 pm: Edit|
i think nyu might be a teensy bit too big for me
|By Aspirer42 (Aspirer42) on Monday, December 29, 2003 - 11:27 pm: Edit|
Haverford accepts the Common App, has a 1/15 deadline, and would likely be a good match for you (both academically and socially). Check them out; the supplementary material isn't that bad either.
|By Beero1000 (Beero1000) on Monday, December 29, 2003 - 11:35 pm: Edit|
emory has a jan 15 deadline
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