|By Parentofteen (Parentofteen) on Wednesday, September 03, 2003 - 01:08 pm: Edit|
Please help my daughter with this. Her stats:
SAT I (680 V, 620 M) 1300 (will take again)
SAT II (800 Writing, 800 U.S.History, 670 Math 1C)
APs (Chemistry - 4, U.S.History - 5)
Taking this year: AP Literature, AP Calculus, AP Statistics
ECs: 12 years of dance (ballet, tap, jazz, modern, acrobatics)
Governor's School in dance
10 years of piano - Superior plus ratings in annual auditions; candidate for Paderewski Medal this year
Summer internships: Parks and Recreation, Public Library, Dance Studio
NHS (it is a big deal at our school)
Commended National Merit
Class rank 2/151 - will tie for 1 hopefully at end of senior year (schedule didn't work out junior year)
GPA: 4.5 (Unweighted = 4.0)
Assistant dance teacher - Mon - Thurs evenings for the past four years (8-10 hours/week)
Spanish Honor Society
Play piano for school inductions and occasionally accompany school chorus
Praise and Worship band keyboardist
Leading roles in annual ballets
News editor, school newspaper
Much church involvement
Possible major: English with a concentration on writing/journalism. (would also like to continue music and dance studies)
Thanks for your feedback. She has her heart set on Duke, but knows that her SAT I could definitely use some improvement. We are in-state, but that usually does not help one's chances at a private school.
|By Aspirer42 (Aspirer42) on Thursday, September 04, 2003 - 01:27 am: Edit|
Though you probably know what I'm about to say as well as I do, she has a rather great chance (low-match/upper-safety, maybe even?) at UNC; the only limiting factor might be SATI, but hers is above the in-state mean anyway. Duke is a reach, though definitely not an impossible one, especially with SATIIs and the extensive dancing background; you really would want to try the SAT one more time in that case. As an alum, you'd know her chances for Wake better than I, and I've only known one person in the last few years that's even seriously looked at, much less attended, William and Mary, so I have no clue.
Now, the important question... GSW or GSE? :D
|By Parentofteen (Parentofteen) on Thursday, September 04, 2003 - 07:06 am: Edit|
GSW! Had the best experience of her entire life, too. Did you go there?
|By Aspirer42 (Aspirer42) on Friday, September 05, 2003 - 12:11 am: Edit|
[Wow, it was 1:27 when I put that up last night?]
Alas, 'twas GSE for me. I knew about a half-dozen or so of the people who went to Salem, though, and they seemed to have had just as great a time as us this summer. What general area do you live in (if you're not averse to giving that out online)? I have a feeling y'all're somewhat close to me...
And Governor's School will be a great boost to the application, of course, especially for the schools in this area that you're looking for. Again, though, you probably already knew that.
|By Uncchlocalmayor (Uncchlocalmayor) on Friday, September 05, 2003 - 03:09 am: Edit|
in at Carolina and W&M. Duke, who knows. Wake, possibly.
|By Parentofteen (Parentofteen) on Friday, September 05, 2003 - 09:38 am: Edit|
We live in the Charlotte area. How about you?
|By Istalam (Istalam) on Friday, September 05, 2003 - 03:10 pm: Edit|
no, she is not in at william and mary. Out of state, is so unpredicatble. I know harvard admitted who have been rejected from william and mary. And ill go so far to say, william and mary out of state is probably as difficult if not more than duke. Sat's need to improve. However everything else is great. I think with good essays she can get in
|By Lindz0722 (Lindz0722) on Saturday, September 06, 2003 - 12:26 am: Edit|
Why are you doing this? Let your daughter get on this website if she wants to, and do it herself. You really need to let her figure out her own chances. If either one of my parents got on a website like this and put all my information up, I would be annoyed. She can deal with her schedule, her GPA, her SATs, and her college applications with minimal interference from parents.
|By Congresssenator (Congresssenator) on Saturday, September 06, 2003 - 12:47 am: Edit|
I'm guessing your daughter attends one of these schools : PD, CCD, CL, CCatholic.
My hunch is CL. I'm also a Charlottean, and I go to MPHS.
and concerning Duke, are you aware that Duke give preferential treatment to us Tar Heels? 14% of the class must be from the Carolinas; if your daughter can get the score up to around a 1400-- Duke will not be a problem. MP usually gets around 10-12 accepted a year, and not all of them were academic superstars! W&M might be the only other hard one, but she's definitely in at UNC and Wake.
Have her pick 1 or 2 activities to emphasize throughout her applications. If she can show herself to be the "dancing pianist," that's a catchy hook which will help with adcoms decisions as they create a well-rounded class. As another poster said above, personal-- and I mean PERSONAL- essays and recs will aid tremendously.
|By Aspirer42 (Aspirer42) on Saturday, September 06, 2003 - 11:58 pm: Edit|
Nope, I'm about an hour and a half north. There's just basically three strong educational areas in the state, and your Wake graduate status gave me a hunch (good to see she won't be literally 10 minutes away from home when at college, like some of my friends, then).
And does that really give us an extra edge, CS? That's great and all to hear, but seeing as how Duke is probably the most prestigious university (especially for privates) in the surrounding several hundred miles, they would get a veritable swarm of applications from NC students, making the pickings somewhat thicker. I'd be interested in seeing the actual stats of accepted Carolinians as opposed to everybody else...
|By Uncchlocalmayor (Uncchlocalmayor) on Sunday, September 07, 2003 - 12:00 am: Edit|
Charlotte, born and raised har! and i'll have to agree--she goes to either Providence Day, Charlotte Latin, Charlotte Christian, Catholic, or Country Day. yeah, you are DEFINITELY IN here, Carolina. though, being from the CISAA(sp.)(am i right?), you'd prefer Wake or Duke, keep w/in the private school setting, i'll guess.
|By Interesteddad (Interesteddad) on Sunday, September 07, 2003 - 12:15 am: Edit|
William and Mary is very difficult for out-of-state students. Probably not quite as hard as Duke, but pretty tough. Median SATs for SATs are above 1400.
If I lived in North Carolina, I would be pushing UNC Chapel Hill very hard, based on in-state tuition relative to other comparable schools. Same for W&M and UVA for Virginia residents. These are three excellent schools and the tuition might be one third of that for comparable schools without the in-state residency.
|By Iwannagotoduke (Iwannagotoduke) on Monday, October 06, 2003 - 08:55 pm: Edit|
I went to GSW also! My friends were all dancers. Our group of 5 was called "Sheila and the Dancers" I miss that place!
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