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Discus: What Are My Chances?: January 2003 Archive: ***GUESS WHERE THIS APPLICANT GOT IN***
By belugawhale on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 - 12:11 am: Edit

These results are from last year.
***GUESS WHERE THIS APPLICANT WAS ADMITTED***

White, middle class male, attending private boarding school in PA.

SATI: 780v, 770m
SATII: 800 w, 790 mIIc, 800 world history

gpa: 3.8uw, nice upward trend... straight a's both junior and senior year

tough courseload

ec's:
wrote own book (not nationally published, about high school, around 100 pages w/ humorous short stories about his school, distributed only around high school - mailed to colleges with his app)
editor-in-chief of school comedy magazine
editor-in-chief of regional comedy magazine, circulation of a couple hundred
e-i-c yearbook
varsity football, tennis
star in musical 12th grade, participant in 4 years
school tour guide
many, many other leadership positions, some I don't know about

good recommendations (one from our head of school)

great, interesting essays

****schools applied to:****
yale
harvard
upenn
columbia
georgetown
william and mary (legacy)

guess where he got in

By tellus!! on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 - 12:16 am: Edit

just tell us

By tellus!! on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 - 12:16 am: Edit

just tell us

By higher on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 - 12:17 am: Edit

santa fe community college?

By hi on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 - 12:18 am: Edit

i'll bite:
only William and Mary

By Sabzevarian (Sabzevarian) on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 - 12:18 am: Edit

upenn

By bettertellusorelse on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 - 12:21 am: Edit

where? u will die if u don't tell :P

By belugawhale on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 - 12:21 am: Edit

no, guess where he was all accepted, and i'll tell you where he got in.. i want to get some good replies

By hi on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 - 12:27 am: Edit

ok, my new guess:

yale: because he seems like a yale guy with that acting crap and humor stuff.

Columbia: because he seems like a guy new yorkers would want

William and mary: legacy

By belugawhale on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 - 12:29 am: Edit

any more guesses?

By hi on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 - 12:30 am: Edit

no, tell us plz ;/

By belugawhale on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 - 12:34 am: Edit

geez, why are you so insistant upon finding out

By hi on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 - 12:43 am: Edit

why are you so insistant upon getting people to guess? it's not like we have any qualifications to give a good guess. it's a coin toss.

By dxiw on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 - 01:43 am: Edit

I think he wants to see how accurate you are with your recs when your rating him....

By strongwill on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 - 02:15 am: Edit

I guess he was accepted EVERYWHERE. Are you satisfied??? TELL US!!!!!!!!!

By just a guess on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 - 02:22 am: Edit

I'll guess that he got in everywhere but William & Mary.

By Justwannahelp (Justwannahelp) on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 - 02:35 am: Edit

belugawhale is a dumbass

By Cru (Cru) on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 - 03:13 am: Edit

Ok...
belugawhale, you are a dumbass.
I can't believe you just made me read this stupid post! Thanks for nothing! And, thanks for wasting my time

By moi! on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 - 04:49 am: Edit

can u hurry up and pleeeeeeeeez tell us??????

By gooberpea on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 - 06:27 am: Edit

the point of this excercise is to show how completely off most of you are in college admissions guessing and assigning 'chances..' let's get a few more predictions and i'll reveal the results

By The genius on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 - 06:50 am: Edit

My opinion>>
Yale and Harvard shut the door firmly in his face.
He might have got into Columbia, deferred perhaps?
Penn took him in.
So did Georgetown.
William & Mary begged him for his services.

=)

By belugawhale on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 - 06:54 am: Edit

results are coming soon!

By gooberpea on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 - 06:56 am: Edit

***GUESSES SO FAR***

hi:
yale
columbia
william and mary

strongwill:
everywhere

the genius:
penn
georgetown
william and mary

By damnit on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 - 08:32 am: Edit

I think he got into Yale, rejected at Harvard, wait-listed at Columbia, in at Penn, Georgetown, and William & Mary.
Come on, enough guessing, tell us where he got in!

By Northstarmom (Northstarmom) on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 - 08:35 am: Edit

I am guessing he got into William and Mary. I would not be surprised if his humor was hilarious to his peers, but was not funny -- and even may have been very offensive -- to adults.

With his track record, though, I anticipate he may become a major humor writer for his generation.

I now am eager to find out how things worked out with his admissions!

By belugawhale on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 - 09:24 am: Edit

he got into yale

By Zest on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 - 09:50 am: Edit

Northstarmom,

After much delay, my interview with His Holiness The Dalai Lama finally transpired on the 6th of January 2002 in New Delhi. The interview swelled beyond the allotted fifteen minutes into a memorable hour that I will remember for a long time to come. Earlier today, I mailed the transcript along with pictures of the interview in progress to all the colleges I have applied to(Ivy’s + few more+ safety schools). How much weight will this add to my application?

Scores : 790 VERBAL
640 MATH

760 Writing (LIT and IC,pending, Jan 2003)

I'm an international applicant from New Delhi, India.

By Northstarmom (Northstarmom) on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 - 10:18 am: Edit

If it basically resulted from family connections and good luck, it won't count for very much IMO.

If it resulted out of some longterm passions and interests you have, then it could count for a lot.

What elite schools are interested in are your personality, character, interests, motivations, etc., not things like your family connections or good luck.

I think that most elite colleges would be impressed by an essay based upon wisdom accrued through an encounter with an ordinary person whom a student was drawn to because of shared ideals. Such colleges are not likely to be impressed simply by pictures showing applicants with famous dignitaries. A transcript would not be as impressive to them as would a student's reflections on the interview -- reflections going beyond "Wow! I interviewed a celebrity!" The problem with sending an interview transcript is that puts the emphasis on the Dalai Lama, not you.

By gooberpea on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 - 12:09 pm: Edit

first off, that last message that said he got into yale wasn't me.

secondly, northstarmom, quite the opposite is true... i think more teachers enjoyed his work than the students... a lot of the kids didn't get it... i think mostly the teachers of out school bought copies. and as far as the regional comedy magazine thing went, i think he distributed that mostly to college kids.

and don't squat on my thread!

THE REAL RESULTS WILL BE POSTED LATER THIS DAY!!!

By Zest on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 - 12:16 pm: Edit

My interview with His Holiness had nothing to do with family connections.

I have clearly portrayed Tibetan issues as my central area of interest and have spent one summer at Dharamshala* researching Tibetan culture. Some months ago I started to write a book. SD is a "factional" thriller based on true events of a 15-year old Tibetan Lama's incredible escape across the Himalayas from Chinese-occupied Tibet on the eve of the millennium. It is a real-life adventure about Ugyen Trinley, a handsome, effusive teenage Lama who is the target of Chinese assassins on the Roof of the world. The young Lama's run for freedom across the Himalayas was a David and Goliath situation played out on an extraordinary spiritual battlefield. Like Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil it is both a real-life entertainer that observes a fascinating society and a cinematic travelogue that cartwheels the reader across a magical landscape. And this is the story of the boy-king who may well emerge as Buddhism's next spiritual head and who is expected to lead Tibet's struggle for freedom in the 21st century. Well, I finally completed 3 full chapters and a detailed chapter by chapter synopsis and mailed the whole 60-page package to the Managing Editor of a leading publishing house in India. I received an acceptance letter soon after.

*home to thousands of Tibetan refugees in India.

By weidamengxing on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 - 12:37 pm: Edit

dude, u r so gay

By gooberpea on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 - 12:39 pm: Edit

Zest, that's great, but why are you posting on my thread? start your own self-worshipping jerk-off thread

By belugawhale on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 - 12:52 pm: Edit

what the hell is going on here?

STOP ALL THE IMPOSTERS!!!

***THE REAL RESULTS WILL BE RELEASED LATER TODAY***

By Zest on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 - 12:57 pm: Edit

That would be too much of a hassle. I've already started a conversation with Northstarmom. Let me hang around, please.

By Zest on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 - 01:11 pm: Edit

So, belugawhale, where did he get in?

By belugawhale on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 - 01:17 pm: Edit

Zest, if you can't evcen competently start a new thread on this thing, i doubt you would be able to effectively operate a computer or write a book for that matter. talk somewhere else.

By hahaha.. TELL US! on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 - 01:25 pm: Edit

Um... you are on a power trip. BUT, I'd say WM, Gtown, and Harvard. (Not really, but it's the opposite of what you'd expect. You'd expect him to get into Col and Penn, not Harvard.)

By ObviousMan on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 - 04:07 pm: Edit

he's probably talking about himself you idiots, so you guys won't know until April.

By lpo on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 - 04:18 pm: Edit

I think he got accepted to the IB program.

By belugawhale on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 - 05:59 pm: Edit

HE WAS ACCEPTED NOWHERE, WAITLISTED AT COLUMBIA!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHA

just goes to show you how ridiculous college admission is nowadays.

discuss....

By belugawhale on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 - 06:07 pm: Edit

bjust kidding, he was accepted to yale

By belugawhale on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 - 06:09 pm: Edit

and harvard

By Hopeful (Hopeful) on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 - 06:12 pm: Edit

what yr did he apply....he couldn't have possibly applied to all of them and gotten responses already because penn and columbia are early decision, so he could not have applied to both ed, one had to be rd, thus he has not received the reponse from both this early......so one of three things is true: a) he applied last yr or inother previous years, in which case ur statement of "how ridiculous college admission is nowdays" is false or b) u r lying or c) he has heard from only his early action or early decision college(s) and will hear from the others in April

so which one is it a,b,or, c?

By Leia on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 - 08:55 pm: Edit

I haven't looked if the results have been posted yet or whatnot, so as to have a little fun, but i'm guessing he got in nowhere if you're making such a big deal/point about it.

Sorry if the results have already been posted, as "beluga" said (s)he would have them later today. Just having fun. It's got to be the answer, though.

Funny. Is it true, though, belugawhale?

By gooberpea on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 - 09:08 pm: Edit

if you read my original post, i said these results are from last year. and above, i divulged that the appliant was accepted ***nowhere***

By gooberpea on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 - 10:01 pm: Edit

lol,just kdding guys. yea he was accepted to both yale and harvard

By gooberpea on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 - 10:07 pm: Edit

and dartmouth

By gooberpea on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 - 10:10 pm: Edit

oh and columbia too

By gooberpea on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 - 10:11 pm: Edit

yet to mention, brown, of course

By gooberpea AND belugawhale on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 - 11:01 pm: Edit

lol i seriously need to register a screenname.

By The genius on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 - 11:51 pm: Edit

How could he have been rejected by ALL the schools including William and Mary?

I find it hard to believe. he must have screwed up somewhere in his application. Sad !

By da on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 - 11:52 pm: Edit

i found it hard to believe...we are in heaven...


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