We also found out why the friend of my DD's didn't get into the program-- at least we think so.

Two Some reasons why she probably didn't look quite as strong as some applicants:

a) junior year grade-slump. (Now, it couldn't have been MUCH of a slump or she'd not have graduated near the top of her class, I think, but probably it was nasty, nasty timing, that-- since she would have applied when those would be the last grades on the transcript. DD won't have that problem, for sure.)

b) relatively low SAT scores-- DD said that she reported "mid-to-high 600s" Wont' be a problem for DD, anyway.

c) not-rigorous-enough in STEM on high school transcripts. Again, not a problem that my DD should have.

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