Andy K. Greeting from MIT (MIT, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, UPenn, Dartmouth, Year of 2014) Millbrae
Hello HS2 Staff,
How have you been? Hopefully everything has been going great!
Life at MIT is difficult, but I definitely won’t be happier anywhere else. The coursework at MIT is definitely difficult–much more difficult than high school work. Probably can’t get expect to get too many A’s anymore! But at the same time, there so many great extracurricular activities (such as dance!) and student groups here, which serve to ease the stress a bit. It is quite a delicate balance, and finding that balance is part of my life as a MIT student.
I don’t remember how many schools that I got into, although I do know that number is more than 20. The most notable colleges that I got into were MIT, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, UPenn, Dartmouth, Swarthmore, UC Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, Georgia Tech, Wesleyan, Harvey Mudd, University of Michigan, UC Davis.
Hs2 was definitely instrumental for me to gain acceptance into all these colleges. Sure, I did have the components necessary to be a candidate for these colleges, such as grades, extracurricular activities, etc. But at the same time, so does many students around the United States, and around the world. Hs2’s one-on-one college planning service was the factor that allowed my application to truly shine. Without the diligence of the Hs2 staff, especially my advisor’s, I would not have been able to get into these top colleges. I remember the endless nights that my counselor stayed with me in the office, and many other nights when he edited my many, many essays (at least 25-30 different supplements) via telephone correspondence. For sure, I am forever, forever grateful! And props to my SAT tutor at HS2, for helping me so much with the English sections (I was able to get an 800 in writing!).
All and all, the staffs here deserve so much praise. Their knowledge and their diligence to serving high students are quite unparalleled, and I highly recommend HS2 to aspiring college students!
Thanks, and good luck!