(Closed) Wellesley Girls

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I know this is off topic, but that’s the college from Mona Lisa Smile, right?

Take the ACT like a million times, til your score really rocks. Alot of colleges like students with high ACTs and are willing to overlook a bad semester for it, but I don’t know about Wellesley.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I went to Bryn Mawr – also one of the 7 Sisters. What makes you want to go to Wellesley? I didn’t transfer, so I don’t know what it takes, but I had an SAT of 1510 – that was when there was only math and verbal, so it was out of 1600. I think your GPA is okay, but you will need more than a GPA and ACT score to get in. Make sure you have strong essays, and that you want to go to Wellesley for a good reason. There are plenty of good schools – women’s colleges are a little different – you have to want that something special.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I did not go to Wellesley, but I went to Mount Holyoke… go Seven Sisters! My SAT scores and GPA were slightly below average, but I really tried to hamm up the extracurriculars.. If you want, feel free to PM me for more details or for chatting otherwise about awesome all womens colleges πŸ™‚

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

It seems like you’re in community college right now, right?

Something you should consider is that even though you can retake the ACT in college, some four-year schools won’t accept the new score after you have a certain number of college credits.  In fact, once a student has completed (usually somewhere around) 24-30 hours of college credit, high school grades and ACT/SAT scores are often not part of the admission/scholarship review process.  Just something to think about.

 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

By special I didn’t mean national merit or honors or extracurriculars. I meant exactly what you have said and what you should put in your essay – that you want the chance to become a strong, successful, confident woman, and be part of a community of like-minded women. By saying that you’ve convinced me that you want more than just to go to a good college.

Definitely say how hard your work for your education, and that you missed out on opportunities by being homeschooled – perhaps there were also some good things about homeschooling too? FYI – The president of Bryn Mawr had an essay in today’s New York Times.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Woohoo 7 Sister Schools! I went to Smith, and my SAT’s weren’t fantastic (at all) 1190, or something like that. I totally played up the “life experience” I was bringing to the table – colleges in general, but especially women’s colleges, love to hear ‘your story’ and the unique things that your personal story will be adding to their college community. I do alum interviews for Smith and would be totally willing to help out if you need. Obviously while biased towards Smith, Bryn Mawr and Wellesley (and Mount Holyoke!) are fantastic schools. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

will do πŸ™‚

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