Applying for Prep schools. Do I have a chance? PLEASE HELP! ?

My family is below average income. I'm applying for the following:1) Phillips Exeter Academy2) Hotchkiss School4) Loomis Chaffee5) Hill School6) Asheville SchoolThe Hill and Asheville are supposedly my back-ups, but even so, I'm not very confident.I've moved around a lot. So I've only been in my current school for a month. So far I have straight A's. My old school grading system is very different (I scored in the 80s but the tests were very hard and above 80 was outstanding achievement, it's just I don't think the schools will understand that).extracurriculars:Swimming (5 years)Piano (8 years)Art (4years)Theater (2 years)2 Christian groups (3 months, I'm new to christianity, should I write it down? Because they ask how many YEARS, but I really like my Christian Groups and we do a lot of stuff, like community service etc. I participate actively with about 5 hrs a week into it)Debating (2 years)Science (2 years)I study 2 hours for weekdays and 4 for weekends for the SSATs. Hopefully will score above 90 percentile.My writing is very good, even though I say so myself. So essays are no problem.Good teacher recs. They don't know me that well but I participate quite actively and they'll probably say "top 10% this year for everything".My interviews should be very good, I'm very persuasive (debating).Yeah, that's it. But I've never won any major awards for anything. I came second in a math olympiad last year. I got medals and ribbons for every single swim meet I've ever been in. Merit Awards each year for placing in the top 10 of the grade. And that's it. And there's no where I can write any of this dull stuff down.I'm not at all impressive like the other applicants. And with such low acceptance rates, i think i should just quit PEA, loomis, and hotchkiss.However I was born in Zimbabwe and lived there for the 10yrs. (If that helps at all) and I speak 4 languages. And can write in 3 of them.I'm 13 (8th grade) btw. applying for 9th grade. Currently taking Algebra 2 at the high school. So I'll be taking pre-calc. next year.

Similar Asks:

  • Is this a good study plan?(for my brother)? - He has decided to take up a career in medicine. His acheivements are:-1. top 5% of his class 2. Excellent in debating. Has attended world competitions and won a debating competition in UK. He also participated in World Scholars Cup(Singapore 2009) and won best essay. 3. Has also been a consistent prize winner in English
  • Me+ UW-Mil/UW-Madison = Good Chance? - -GPA=3.1 (weighted)-ACT = 33 (I can get a 36, assume I do)-SAT=2400 (on the practice tests)-Grade Trends = steadily rose until junior year; however, I received a D in 1st semester of AP Chemistry in Junior year and a C+ in the other. Grades are solid and a definite improvement senior year.-Community service = lacking
  • Are these good are bad grades for a freshman? - I’m a freshman in a high school that has a STEM program(for those who dont know, it stands for science, social studies, engineering and math–its harder and more advanced than honors classes)I was just wondering if I keep these are okay? I mean, they’re better than most 9th graders at my school but some say
  • Am I smart enough to go to a selective university!? **FIVE STARS FOR BEST ANSWER**? - So I’m a junior attending a VERY competitive private high school with a very good reputation. I’m taking six classes and my goal for the semester is to have two ‘B+’s, two ‘A-”s and two ‘A”s. However, I think at this rate I’m going to get three or four B’s and only two A’s! I’m
  • Chances of getting into UT Austin or A’M or Cornell? - Junior in TXI’m not in the top ten, but I’m the top quarter (22%):I got a 3.8 GPA (out of 4) SAT: I got a pretty bad grade on my first attempt (1800), but I’m retaking it and hoping to get a 2020+ (I took a practice one few days ago and I got a
  • COLLEGE ADMISSION ADVICE?! Please Help!? - Okay, I really want to get in to Northwestern University to study Journalism & Political Science. Here’s a reflection of my high school years:Freshman and Soph years my grades were soo low. I was literally getting C’s and D’s. I wasn’t involved and I had NO CLUE what I wanted to do in life. The
  • Do I have a shot at getting into a good college? - My first two years are kind of lacking when it comes to the classes I took, and that’s because I was doing an independent study program where they don’t offer too many courses. I’m going back to a public high school for my last two years. My overall GPA is a 3.9 and I’ve gotten

One Answer to “Applying for Prep schools. Do I have a chance? PLEASE HELP! ?”

  1. pennons says:

    I think you have chances, and I like the fact that you are applying to a range of schools instead of just the most competitive. I think the acceptance rate at Loomis is around 38-40%, and Asheville and Hill are similar. Exeter and Hotchkiss acceptance is around 20%.If the Christian Groups are meaningful to you, include this activity. Whatever the outcome on March 10th, remember that the majority of applicants are qualified. As a result, schools select from the pool of qualified applicants to compose a class with all the talents they need. As you fill out your applications, be sure the schools know all the ways you plan to contribute to the community.Be certain that your selected schools have competitive swim teams. By the way, the swim teams at Mercersburg are very competitive. Good luck!