|By College_Hunter (College_Hunter) on Tuesday, August 24, 2004 - 10:58 am: Edit|
I am from a third world country Nepal.
Rank 5/150 in the best school of the country.
Cambridge course: 5 A levels: Physics Chemistry, MAths, English and Psychology. Got an A in Psychology and expect As in all the remaining subjects to be given this June.
Expect above 1450 in SAT I (OCTOBER) and above 700 in physics mathsII and writing in SAT II (NOV)
National delegate to Egypt and India as the only country representaive.
Won prizes in international debate competition in India.
School Prefect of the school
I have worked and published several articles in national daily newspapers.
Editor of the annual school magazine
Executive members of several clubs in the school.
Senior member of the school scouts.
What are my chances of getting into Dartmouth?
|By Hopedart (Hopedart) on Friday, September 17, 2004 - 05:10 am: Edit|
You rank 5/150 and you expect a score of 1450 on your SATS and you call it the best school of the country? No wonder it's the third world.....
|By Slipper2002 (Slipper2002) on Friday, September 17, 2004 - 12:56 pm: Edit|
He said ABOVE!
|By Klc (Klc) on Friday, September 17, 2004 - 02:35 pm: Edit|
College Hunter - I would say your chances are very GOOD! Go for it! What other schools are you considering?
|By Hopedart (Hopedart) on Saturday, September 18, 2004 - 01:45 am: Edit|
klc what type of a joke is this? You say his chances are very good? I say his chances are almost close to 5%. For an Ivy engineering program 1450 is low.
college hunter, you should have all 800s on your SAT IIS and what about APs? Didn't you take AP tests? If you'd taken stuff like Physics and Calculus for AP you chances would be pullled up to say, 40%.
Are you applying for fin. aid? That could also make a difference since you're intl.
|By Slipper2002 (Slipper2002) on Saturday, September 18, 2004 - 03:40 pm: Edit|
that is such BS. Your stats are fine, you have a very decent shot.
|By Joshuatree (Joshuatree) on Sunday, September 19, 2004 - 07:01 am: Edit|
hey slipper this is not bs. i m a eng. freshman in dartmouth eng.1450 is not enough at all !if it was that he gave ap physics ,calculus ,lang i would except that it is .first of all he has no ap n he is just expecting the sat score . he should get a 8x3 in sat ii for candidacy.he is also yet to give his what do u call this cambridge courses. how can he get into dartmouth
eng. with only his 1450 score .i would say he would be given an absolute rejection. i apprecite his foolhardiness to apply dartmouth.
|By Joshuatree (Joshuatree) on Sunday, September 19, 2004 - 07:02 am: Edit|
oh i forgot n where is his ec's .n what does this mean "a member of several clubs" . what works did he do in the club?
anyway i appreciate the courage that u have showed to apply.
|By I10rooteu (I10rooteu) on Sunday, September 19, 2004 - 08:15 am: Edit|
i believe that hopedart and joshuatree are somewhat too negative. i agree with them that your chance is not great, but you do certainly have a shot as decent as most applicants. The admission process also includes, as you know, your personal statement. Your essay can enhance your candidacy. Keep it up! I hope that you succeed in this fatiguing process.
|By Joshuatree (Joshuatree) on Sunday, September 19, 2004 - 10:59 am: Edit|
its not what u believe is always true.ha ha ha!i dont think he is in with essays n sat I (which is yet to be given).r u guys insane or what ? i m not negative as it seems i m just giving the hard fact. applying to collge is not just applying to a big one n getting rejected . it should be chosen well . i dont wanna effect his courage n confidence n hope but its like the real thing is he has chances around 10% . i would say dont encourage n motivate him to apply dartmouth just to get him a psychological depression .
|By Dartkid08 (Dartkid08) on Sunday, September 19, 2004 - 01:27 pm: Edit|
I must reluctantly agree with Joshuatree and Darthope. None of your scores are guaranteed, you are simply expecting 700+ on your SAT II's and a 1400+ on your SATs. Also, you are an international student applying for Financial Aid. That is quite possibly the most competitive admissions category there is. As Michelle Hernandez notes in her book A is for Admissions, international students from the Indian subcontinent are in the the most competitive poll of students applying to Dartmouth. The fact that you are applying for Fin. Aid makes it even tougher. The acceptance rate for international is half that of the total acceptance rate and I expect the acceptance rate for Intl's w/Fin. Aid to be even lower.
|By Hopedart (Hopedart) on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 04:05 am: Edit|
Great to have few people who agree. Ivy engineering programs are tough to get into lets face it. college_hunter I wish you'd taken AP courses. I heard A level courses aren't that difficult as compared to AP courses.
Yes, essays, I guess you should have an exceptional essay to make up for the SAT and weak curriculum.
|By Wideawake (Wideawake) on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 05:12 am: Edit|
I don't see how you will end up in Dartmouth. Put up something solid in there.
You ECs look rather "undetailed and vague". It is what you do that counts not what you are - what solid did you do as "members of several clubs" or as a "senior member of Scouts"? I am not questioning your credentials but I really don't see what you are/were committed to in your high school.
Your SATs. They are not easy. You cannot just expect to get 1450 as if you were expecting your first child. You need to be on solid ground (with all due respect).
|By Wideawake (Wideawake) on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 05:16 am: Edit|
Engineering is tough. 700+ is not good enough in SAT II. You need better results. I just hope you had APs to show your strength.
I do not feel that you are strong in physics or math. Good physicists or mathematics are supposed to expect 800. 700 is too small a score to get you into an Ivy.
|By Sybbie719 (Sybbie719) on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 08:09 am: Edit|
This years clas of 08's have 2 people from Nepal enrolled. While I do not believe that anything is hopeless, you will have an uphill battle. Please go into this with the mindset that the international population is very small, with a lot of people applying for a few spots. For example the number of international students are enrolled from the following places:
Brithish Columbia 3
Hong Kong 2
New Zealand 2
Nova Scotia 1
Peoples Republic of China 3
Republic of Korea 8
If this is your dream, by all means pursue it , because if you do not apply, you have a 100% chance of not being accepted.
|By Kimfuge (Kimfuge) on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 09:29 am: Edit|
wow, Korea is sending 8! such a small country yet so powerful with colleges. One of the eights is my amigo from my colegio.
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