pittsburghpirates wrote:To be honest, I still don't entirely understand what are considered above average softs vs. not. I know that at HYS (especially YS) these softs come more into play, but to be honest I don't fully understand exactly to what extent they come into play at the rest of the T-14. Any info would be much appreciated
Above average softs are very difficult / time-consuming things like multiple years of prestigious work experience, military service, running a successful company, publishing books, winning a Rhodes scholarship, maybe Peace Corps (but probably not TFA)... basically nothing you can just decide to add to your resume, even within a multiyear timeline.
I'm confident I won't have above average softs. I'm just worried about having softs so weak that they hurt my application.
I don't think H is a black box. Their class size is huge and they struggle to keep their numbers up. You might mean YS and B.