Originally Posted by kme5150
This is not true.
While it is tougher compared to a standard school, it is definitely not impossible. The better you are the more pull the coach has. Does a 2 star who is homeschooled going to need a perfect score? Probably. Does a Blue Chip? Not a chance.
A lot of blue chips did not get into the IVYs who wanted to go.
It is not a secret........
And the 800 on the SATs has to be coupled with a curriculum that was very challenging, Physics, Calculus, 4 years of language, a number of AP classes with the 5 on the exam, SAT 2, etc.....
However, the foreigner who is ten steps ahead of the Blue Chip, that young man they will make allowances for. Even the English language.