The Admissions Tally.

Rejection: Big Time Boarding School B. [the boilerplate letter school]

Rejection: Big Time Boarding School C. [I received the skinny envelope in the mail today after the initial post here]

Acceptance: Big Time Boarding School A.

I had a feeling BTBSA would accept. They kept in good communication with me, requested my financial aid documents until they actually received them, and an admissions officer called me last week for clarification on one of A's classes. He also said: "I hope A will come back and take a look at our darkroom" but I didn't want to get our hopes up.

So -- it's POSSIBLE for a homeschooled student to be accepted to an elite boarding school.

Ask not what your homeschool can do for you. Ask what you can do for your homeschool.*

*Yes, that's the BTBSA school motto- delete "home." And guess who graduated from BTBSA and eventually borrowed the motto for a national speech.


Manda said...


Rebel said...

Yay! Congrats! Now for the big question...is A going to go?

la Maitresse said...

Thank you!

I have no idea what A will decide. But it certainly is a relief to have a firm acceptance!

Incidentally, my friend, daughter of Big Time Music Label Executive, went to BTBSC. She is now mad at me for not having told her we applied to her school. "I could have made a phone call for you guys." Ah, well...

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Becky said...

Congratulations to the both of you!

How did you celebrate?!

la Maitresse said...

I haven't stopped slapping A on the back.

And we're waiting for more admissions answers before A makes his decision.

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Hornblower said...

Wow! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

A firm acceptance with incedentals included - that certainly IS a relief! I am thrilled for both of you!!! Your journey has been amazing. I've loved your chronicles and being able to realize the many avenues available to hs'ers - you and A have both been inspiring to us. I can't wait now, for the final decision!

la Maitresse said...

Concierge! How I've (we've) missed you!