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MIT was great! I spent 6 years there: 4 for undergraduate, and then another 2 to get my masters. I'd be happy to discuss it further with you, if you have questions about MIT in general, or about specific programs.
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That is indeed the "million dollar" question!
As far as SAT scores, the math score is much more important than the verbal/writing scores. However, there are other things that are more important than SATs at all.
Yes, the academic background is very important. They would prefer to see an A- in an AP class than an A in the standard version. She should take the most challenging courses her high school offers, especially in math and science.
Extracurriculars are extremely important. These are things like sports, clubs, and volunteering -- things she gets no school credit or pay to do. They should be varied and show that she has more than one main skill. Having a job is less important, from what I've heard.
The essay is also crucial. It should start with a catchy lead sentence to make sure that the admissions people give it a thorough read.
I'll let you know if I think of anything more.
Bascially, she needs to take as many AP courses as she can -- and do well in them. That's really the key for the academic side of the application.
I didn't go to a prep school, nor did any of my friends, so I can't comment on that.
I'll let you know if I think of any more than what I wrote above.
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Hello. Scott is away right now, but I saw you were online, and I didn't want to leave you hanging.
Just put Letter to the Editor, unless the NY Times has more than one editor.
And please don't accept my answer. You've already accepted Scott's. I'm just helping him out, since he's not here.
Have a good day.