How to Get Into Dartmouth

Recorded Monday, December 14 at 09:00 PM

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School information

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH

Don't miss this opportunity to learn all about Dartmouth College, one of the oldest and most highly ranked universities in the country!

Elias Miller will take you through the ins and outs of applying to this school in order to maximize your chances of squeezing into their slim acceptance rate. In addition to covering how to get into Dartmouth, we will be breaking down crucial information such as demographics, dorms, campus life, and other fun facts about the school.

If Dartmouth is on your prospective school list, this is a great opportunity to get all of your questions about the school answered!

School information

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH
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Undergrad College: Harvard University '17

Major: Music

Graduate College: University of Michigan, M.M.

Work Experience: Now in my fourth year at CollegeVine, I have helped dozens of students gain acceptance to their top-choice schools and have also advised and mentored thousands more through my livestreams. Apart from my work at CV, I am also a professional conductor and a multi-instrumentalist. I currently serve as the music director of the Apollo Ensemble of Boston, and I have led symphonic concerts and operatic productions throughout the United States.

My Admissions Story: Initially interested in pursuing a career as a performing cellist, I applied almost exclusively to music schools with dual and double degree options and ultimately enrolled in the Tufts University/New England Conservatory Dual Degree Program. Unhappy with the combined program and worried I'd never feel like I was fully a student at either school, I logged back into in October of my freshman year. I can't say I went about the transfer process in the smartest way (I only applied to two schools!), but Harvard miraculously accepted me (or 'excepted me' as I wrote in a celebratory Facebook post that day - no one ever let me live that one down), and the rest was history.

Audience questions

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9:07@goldenretriever1:Very nice meeting you Elias. does CollegeVine still have 1 on 1 couselling or just live streams now? thanks
11:04@goldenretriever1:sure thing. looking fwd. Dartmouth historically recruits only 1 from my high school. given one of my friends is a legacy (he dad went there) and her sister is currently a sophomore at Dartmouth. as much as i love Dartmouth and think i have a good shot, i should not apply for Dartmouth ED right?? your advice is appreciated
26:19@Tumba:First generation American? Or First generation college attendance?
26:44@JulieJ:If I have a 33 act, given it is on the low end and test optional this year, should I not submit it?
27:26@goldenretriever1:between challenging AP course offered at school not sure if I can get an A vs honor classes which i am sure i can get an A, which ones should i take?
28:14@anonymous: Are Ivy's looking at test scores or will an applicant be viewed the same with our without a score? Assuming that if an applicant to an Ivy has the high score he/she will send it.
29:17@anonymous:IF I have a 33 ACT, 3.2 UW, and unfortunately 3's on AP ,good EC's -- do I stand a chance?
30:53@anonymous:3.8 W
36:20@anonymous:where does the PSAT factor in here? If we didn't get national merit and someone else did, does that help them?
36:54@paigesuckling:How essential are AP test scores if the rest of your application is good?
37:06@goldenretriever1:great job Elias! really informative. you didnt mention recommendation. does that mean it is not an important factor for Dartmouth admission?
38:08@Dolphin:If I have a teacher whose class was very hard but I got a 5 on the exam easily because the class was substantially harder than the AP Exam, is there any way I can explain that?
39:11@anonymous:Is an AP score of 4 bad for an Ivy?
39:49@anonymous:When deciding between two equal applicants, which applicant would be preferred? The one who submit lower end SAT score or the one who didn't submit an SAT score (because it was optional).
40:32@goldenretriever1:I missed 5 weeks of school this year for legitimate reasons. i managed to catch up with all courses with A except 1 course, what should i do?
54:12@anonymous:Does Dartmouth value GPAs over SAT scores (I have a high GPA but not great SAT scores)
54:42@anonymous:Which is more important common app essays or college essay?
55:23@goldenretriever1:for stem students like myself i dont write well..any advice?
57:08@anonymous:should I submit all of my extracurriculars, even the ones that aren't strictly following a theme relating to my major?
58:01@anonymous:what are my chances if I have a GPA in the range of 3.5 to 4.0
58:26@anonymous:Can I self report my SAT score to Dartmouth or need official score from College board
58:58@anonymous:Do admissions officers value creativity in essays over academic interests? Is it important for your essays to have an academic slant or more important to show your personality, passion, etc.?
59:55@anonymous:what's the gpa range that Dartmouth looks for during admissions.
60:52@anonymous:Does Dartmouth offer computer science majors? what's the cut off for such.
64:31@JulieJ:Is Dartmouth looking for a well rounded individual or someone who has excelled in one area?
65:00@goldenretriever1:Elias can you talk about what your spike was
65:33@anonymous:what about an undecided major?
66:15@anonymous:A lot of incoming freshman took Gap Year, will Dartmouth or other top tier school accept less students for this year?
68:46@goldenretriever1:pls can u do one how to get into Harvard


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