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Chances

Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:45 am
by imtrynachillhere
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Question was answered - thank you all!

Re: Chances at YSHCCN. 174/3.69 with Foreign Military Experience

Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:49 am
by cavalier1138
You are almost certainly in at Columbia and NYU, ok shot at Harvard and Chicago, not getting YS.

Re: Chances at YSHCCN. 174/3.69 with Foreign Military Experience

Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:52 am
by imtrynachillhere
Thank you for the response cavalier1138! :)

Re: Chances at YSHCCN. 174/3.69 with Foreign Military Experience

Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:21 am
by imtrynachillhere
Would it not be worth applying to YS then?

Re: Chances at YSHCCN. 174/3.69 with Foreign Military Experience

Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:46 am
by cdotson2
imtrynachillhere wrote:Would it not be worth applying to YS then?

definitively apply to YS. I disagree with cavalier, military service is a good soft and YS like unique applicants. If you can put together a convincing application it wouldn't be crazy if you got Stanford, but that doesn't mean you should expect to get in.

Re: Chances at YSHCCN. 174/3.69 with Foreign Military Experience

Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:51 am
by cavalier1138
cdotson2 wrote:
imtrynachillhere wrote:Would it not be worth applying to YS then?

definitively apply to YS. I disagree with cavalier, military service is a good soft and YS like unique applicants. If you can put together a convincing application it wouldn't be crazy if you got Stanford, but that doesn't mean you should expect to get in.


YS also value high GPAs. Military service is a decent soft, but only once you have the numbers.

That said, OP should still throw an application at both. I just doubt they get in at either.

Re: Chances at YSHCCN. 174/3.69 with Foreign Military Experience

Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:49 am
by Delano
cavalier1138 wrote:
cdotson2 wrote:
imtrynachillhere wrote:Would it not be worth applying to YS then?

definitively apply to YS. I disagree with cavalier, military service is a good soft and YS like unique applicants. If you can put together a convincing application it wouldn't be crazy if you got Stanford, but that doesn't mean you should expect to get in.


YS also value high GPAs. Military service is a decent soft, but only once you have the numbers.

That said, OP should still throw an application at both. I just doubt they get in at either.

S accepted a 3.57 this year, and Y has definitely gone that low/lower for GPA. The odds are against acceptance, but it's definitely still worth throwing in an app. HYP + military service makes for quite a strong soft.

Re: Chances at YSHCCN. 174/3.69 with Foreign Military Experience

Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:27 am
by imtrynachillhere
Thank you everyone. From what I've gathered so far, I should apply to YS as well but not expect anything.

If I may add an additional question, my GPA from my freshman year to senior year is on a strong upward trend. There is almost a 0.4 point difference between my senior and freshman years. Would it be worth to add a GPA addendum? The only reason for the difference was that I took many upper level courses my freshman year to figure out my major and did not have the skills to succeed at that point.

Thank you all so much for the thoughtful responses.

Re: Chances at YSHCCN. 174/3.69 with Foreign Military Experience

Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:10 am
by cavalier1138
imtrynachillhere wrote:Thank you everyone. From what I've gathered so far, I should apply to YS as well but not expect anything.

If I may add an additional question, my GPA from my freshman year to senior year is on a strong upward trend. There is almost a 0.4 point difference between my senior and freshman years. Would it be worth to add a GPA addendum? The only reason for the difference was that I took many upper level courses my freshman year to figure out my major and did not have the skills to succeed at that point.

Thank you all so much for the thoughtful responses.


No, it's not worth an addendum. That's a pretty standard reason for grade fluctuation, and addenda are for more serious or unusual issues, like a death in the family, medical condition, etc.