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Terrance
07-05-2003, 11:18 AM
I'm not sure if I'll get in with a 3.1 g.p.a. and an 1170 SAT, but who knows, they may make a mistake :)

sean
07-05-2003, 11:49 AM
Or make $50.

joshdick
07-05-2003, 12:10 PM
I want to offer condolences
now. I applied to Princeton with a 4.0 GPA and SAT scores of 1470, but didn't make it in. Unless your parents are rich, powerful people willing to donate massive amounts of money to Harvard, I would not at all count on being accepted. Your time is much better spent doing more productive things.

Terrance
07-05-2003, 01:56 PM
Originally posted by joshdick
I want to offer condolences
now. I applied to Princeton with a 4.0 GPA and SAT scores of 1470, but didn't make it in. Unless your parents are rich, powerful people willing to donate massive amounts of money to Harvard, I would not at all count on being accepted. Your time is much better spent doing more productive things.

It only took 30 minutes to apply, I didn't need to write any new essays or anything like that. And it cost me 60 dollars, no big deal to me.

I don't think I'll get in, but I decided to apply for fun anyways. Worst thing is I get a rejection letter :)

And if they do make a clerical error, then I just made the best 60 dollar investment of my life :D

Terrance
07-05-2003, 02:02 PM
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/059519897X?v=glance

did you buy this book before you applied to Princeton?

Speedy5
07-05-2003, 02:07 PM
$60 is a lot of money for having a 0.1% hope of getting in...

Commander
07-05-2003, 02:17 PM
0.1%! OWA!!! i'd apply in a flash if my chances were that good!!!

confuted
07-05-2003, 02:41 PM
Hey, I'm planning on applying to MIT next year. 1490 SAT (780 math 710 verbal), 32 ACT (gonna retake that), 3.85 GPA (not weighted), a bunch of AP classes, and a bunch of extra curriculars of an academic nature (math competitions, debate, model UN). Is there anyone here who has been accepted to MIT? I think I'll check out that book that Terrance posted a link to though

Silvercord
07-05-2003, 02:48 PM
im applying to state school

I don't try in school and when I do I suck anyway so it doesn't matter

golfinguy4
07-05-2003, 03:37 PM
Originally posted by blackrat364
Hey, I'm planning on applying to MIT next year. 1490 SAT, 32 ACT (gonna retake that), 3.85 GPA (not weighted), a bunch of AP classes, and a bunch of extra curriculars of an academic nature (math competitions, debate, model UN). Is there anyone here who has been accepted to MIT? I think I'll check out that book that Terrance posted a link to though

Yeah, I'm gonna too. I doubt I'm gonna get in though. I got 1430 SAT (that should get better as I'm taking the test again). 790 in Math SAT II. 680 in Chem Sat II (I only had 1 course of Chem though, no AP chem in my school). 4.9 weighted GPA out of 5 with a bunch of AP's too. Math Team and Academic Decathlon. Varsity Golf, Soccer, Tennis, and Basketball. VP of NHS. A bunch of miscellaneous service stuff. We'll see what happens but I'm no expecting much.

DDPhoenix
07-06-2003, 04:18 PM
Hey, just putting in my two cents:

My brother goes to Harvard, and he tells me that GPA and SAT scores are only one factor. Extracurriculars are also very important, and sports are a plus if you're good. Each of the Ivy league schools is trying to create a "diverse" class, so the chances of getting accepted are hard to quantify sometimes. That is, it's difficult to prove that not getting over a 1400 equates to less than a 1% chance of acceptance.

Also, see if you can apply for a fee waiver that should be mentioned on most applications. . .