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06/17/2020 at 07:00AM

I don't have many EC's, will colleges deny my acceptance because of this?

Hello, I'm a rising senior with not many EC's. The only good ones I have are: playing on a team for 2 years and on the third managing it, volunteering at my doctor's office for almost 3 years, and being on my school's NHS. Will this be good enough? If not, how can I increase my chances?

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06/17/2020 at 12:53PM

Uh ivy+ schools will likely deny you (MIT Yale NW Rice Stanford) but if the school is more formalistic in admissions such as K State as in have x gpa and have y SAT/ACT you gain near automatic admission and holistic schools that have high admission rate such as over 70% usually care about grades more than ECs.

Also if you are recruited for your sport/team it kinda supercedes everything.

Hope this helps

Ask me if you need clarification

[🎤 AUTHOR]@poisonivy06/17/2020 at 02:33PM

How do I increase my chances for getting into an Ivy League?

@DebaterMAX06/17/2020 at 03:36PM [edited]

For ivy+ schools MIT Stanford Rice ivy etc I’d say you’d have less than 3% chance becuase of lack of ECs though you have near all AP/IB classes perfect standardized test scores excellent letters of rec phenomenal essay you have an average chance of ivies 10ish%

That chance changes if you add diversity via

Belong to aminority group (typically excluding Chinese Indian)

From a US state that is underrepresented such as Wy ND Alaska or from international that is not represented or sparslely

@DebaterMAX06/17/2020 at 03:37PM [edited]

Also if you add diversity to your field such as women in stem also if you are recruited for ivy such as a legacy or recruited for sports I’d say your best bet is a public ivy