|By Kleenexbox (Kleenexbox) on Saturday, July 31, 2004 - 11:11 pm: Edit|
Asian F in California
9th - Sem. 1: 3.46
Sem. 2: 3.50
10th - Sem. 1: 3.60
Sem. 2: 3.50
11th - Sem. 1: 3.73
Sem. 2: 3.80
My school does no rankings.
Honors English all four years.
Took AP Language and AP US History in 11th grade, taking AP Lit in 12th.
Taking AP Calc AB in 12th
Taking AP French in 12th
SAT I - 1280..planning on retaking in October..aiming for at least 1400
SAT II Writing - 750
SAT II Math IIC - 780
SAT II US History - 630
Have played the cello for seven years. Have won few awards for orchestra and solo ensembles. Have joined several orchestras not including school.
Have joined marching band. Am on Band council (VP)
Am editor for school newspaper
Have received the book award from Williams college last year
Am currently interning at a telemarketing firm.
Involved in community service through volunteering at the Humane society and the local hospital for two years.
Delegate of National Youth Leadership Forum for Law.
Am in several club councils, including one I helped co-found
Father deceased during freshman year.
Is applying to Williams just a waste? I feel like my stats arent good enough for such a prominent school. Please be honest.
|By Thinkingoutloud (Thinkingoutloud) on Thursday, August 05, 2004 - 09:02 pm: Edit|
There is no such thing as a sure thing at Williams, but your variety of accomplishments suggest you have a fighting chance. If financial aid is not an issue and Williams is your number one choice, apply Early Decision. If financial aid may be an issue, then apply Regular Admission.
|By Piglette (Piglette) on Tuesday, August 10, 2004 - 03:03 pm: Edit|
Unless you do increase that SAT from 1280, I think that your chances are diminimous. Get that score up !!
|By Tiesrule (Tiesrule) on Wednesday, August 11, 2004 - 05:22 pm: Edit|
a teacher has told me that i have a better chance of getting financial aid if i apply ED. this doesnt seem correct, but she insists...
|By Thinkingoutloud (Thinkingoutloud) on Wednesday, August 11, 2004 - 08:07 pm: Edit|
You may want to read the three essays located on the main web site of college confidential. The link is:
They talk about Early Decision. I am not sure if they answer your question, but it is an interesting read.
|By Tiesrule (Tiesrule) on Wednesday, August 11, 2004 - 08:28 pm: Edit|
i did horribly on the psat, but i got a 1440 on the SAT (which isn't a 1600, but iisn't bad). i'm sure if you study and retake the test, im sure you can do better than a 1280
|By Tiesrule (Tiesrule) on Wednesday, August 11, 2004 - 08:29 pm: Edit|
actually it was more of a thought...college discussions always make me think of that teacher because she tends to give a lot of ppl advice on admissions. but thanks for the link. the articles are indeed interesting and helpfull since im planning on applying early to williams.
|By Deerhunter (Deerhunter) on Monday, August 16, 2004 - 01:11 am: Edit|
Comes on! Where's the rockstar attitude? The insolence?
YOU'RE too good for Williams!
Okay, maybe not.
|By Kleenexbox (Kleenexbox) on Saturday, September 18, 2004 - 11:18 am: Edit|
Do you think I have a chance early?
|By Jrpar (Jrpar) on Saturday, September 18, 2004 - 11:35 am: Edit|
You really need to get that SAT up.
|By Thinkingoutloud (Thinkingoutloud) on Sunday, September 19, 2004 - 09:09 pm: Edit|
Unless you get your SAT I up substantially, you will look like a lot of the very talented students Williams rejects every year. If Williams is truly your first and only choice, go for Early Decision, but don't be surprised if you get rejected. There are plenty of schools who would worship your Early Decision application -- Williams isn't likely to be one of them based on your current stats. Good luck on your next SAT test.
|By Kleenexbox (Kleenexbox) on Sunday, September 19, 2004 - 10:23 pm: Edit|
Hmm..yeah, you're all probably right. Which schools do you think I should apply early? I want to go to a good prestigious college (yea I'll admit it, I'm a prestige whore.).
|By Thinkingoutloud (Thinkingoutloud) on Sunday, September 19, 2004 - 11:15 pm: Edit|
I can't tell which schools would be best for you without knowing much more about your education interests and personal preferences. In my opinion a prestigious college can be found in the top 40 National Universities and top 25 Liberal Arts Collges as ranked by U.S. News and World Report. Anyone else's opinion may differ. You are definately a candidate for a prestigious college. If you want specific recommendations, you may want to pay $89 to College Confidential and get their expert opinion. If you don't want to go that route, try online selection through Princeton Review and CollegeBoard.com. They are pretty general but can help generate lists for consideration.
|By Blane1086 (Blane1086) on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 04:24 pm: Edit|
Not to scare you, but a friend of mine from NC got wait-listed at Williams. He had almost all A's from a private boarding school, a 1600 on the SAT, played 3 sports a year (though not well enough to play at a collegiate level), was the editor-in-chief of the newspaper, and 9 APs - all 5's. On my honor, I am not embellishing. He ended up going to Davidson College in NC entirely for free. If Williams doesn't take people like this guy, then I don't what the heck they are looking for. He was also accepted at Princeton, but turned it down.
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