问题是，“我怎么知道哪所学校适合我?? This is a hard question for other people to answer for you because it focuses on your feelings. 如果你还不确定你想去哪所学校, 你最好的策略是参观几所不同的学校——不同类型的学校，以便对每一所学校都有感觉. 你迟早会知道哪一个适合你. 它可能会突然袭击你，也可能会逐渐影响你. 当你踏入校园参观时，你可能就知道了, 或者你可能直到收到录取通知才知道.
Sometimes the right fit is a matter of available programs: courses or teams you know you want, 哪些只有少数学校有. Sometimes the decision is much less certain; all of the schools you will be considering are excellent institutions with similar offerings and fine programs. If you are truly undecided as you look at schools, be sure to look at a wide variety of schools. Seeing the different programs will help solidify the elements you like and don't like in a school. I encourage you also to visit at least one school you are certain you don't want to attend. If you come away from the visit still convinced that you don't want to apply, you will have strengthened your idea of what you are looking for in a school. 然而, 你会惊讶地发现，许多人通过参观原本不在他们名单上的学校而获得了新的见解和感受. 有时候，最合适的人选就是这样出现的.
If, 4月来, 你的决定还不明确, 这可能更多地表明，无论你被录取到哪所学校，你都会同样快乐，得到同样好的服务. Second visits can help at this point, but these need to be undertaken carefully.
这个问题的最佳答案介于3到6之间. 有些人出于各种原因需要申请更多. 一些申请人可以选择一所学校，申请，并被接受. 然而，一般来说，这既不谨慎，也不推荐. 许多人发现他们想选择一所“可能”的学校(他们很有可能被录取的学校)。, 还有一所“理想”学校(他们真正想上的学校), 但他们的接受程度就不那么确定了), and then submit the rest of their applications to schools which are likely to accept them.
不幸的是, it is not possible to say 一般来说 which schools belong in each of these three categories; the answer to this question will be different for every applicant. 我可以在一定程度上提供, 根据你的成绩和成绩单，至少知道你被某所学校录取的可能性. In the fall of your 六年级 year I will have a much clearer idea of your chances at certain schools, 特别是在第一个标记期结束后.
每次涂抹两到三个小时, taking into account that you will need to do at least a couple of drafts for each essay. Many short answer questions will take less time, but again, rough drafts are necessary. 我们强烈建议制作一份申请的影印本. 记住，您控制着应用程序. 提前计划并预算足够的时间来完成高质量的工作.
中学论文的草稿应该在感恩节假期之前或期间开始. 整个学年都要把注意力放在学校作业上，所以写学校论文需要在假期里完成. Sorry, but planning ahead will ease some of the anxiety that surrounds doing school essays. 校对，编辑和重写将是写作过程的一部分. Having an adult proof your work is okay but everything you write must be your work!
(5) The quality of the candidate pool - This is a significant variable, but must be considered. 如果一所学校收到很多强有力的候选人的申请，他们可能会被迫把一些申请人列入候补名单，甚至拒绝他们. This is truly unfortunate, but is the result of strong competition for limited spaces. 放心, 然而, that in general Eaglebrook applicants rank very well in competitive pools.
If you are applying to more than one school, I will be asking what your first choice is. This means simply which school you would attend if you were accepted by all the schools. This does not mean you are less likely to be accepted by schools which are not your first choice. It is simply another piece of information I have to work with as schools consider these decisions.
你应该通知学校他们是你的第一选择吗? 除非你完全确定这是你想上的学校，而且你不会改变主意. 在一般情况下 it is hard for an applicant to be this sure about all choices at this point. Most applicants will change their minds at some point in the process, sometimes several times. 由我来传递这个信息比由你来传递要好.
More and more people are asking this question each year; most schools are working every year to increase the size of their financial aid budgets, 有需要的人也能得到钱.
You will find that most schools use a "need-based" system for allocating their resources. 申请助学金的申请人填写学校奖学金服务(SSS)表格，该表格在普林斯顿的一个中心办公室处理, NJ. 该表格使用您的家庭收入和资产来生成一个他们认为代表您符合资格的援助金额的数字. 然而，这并不表明你将获得多少援助. 每个学校仍然必须自己做出决定. 他们可能会给这么多，可能会少一点，也可能什么都不给. Rarely do they offer more, but most schools do hold fairly tightly to Princeton's estimate as a cap.
本年度的新SSS表格将于12月中旬提供，一旦有了表格，就可以尽快提交. 然而, since your financial information for the current year is needed to complete the form, most people cannot fill it out until they receive their tax information in January. Once you do have all the necessary information, 然而, you should file the form promptly. 在这个过程中迟到肯定会带来不幸的后果. SSS表格可向中学索取.
有些学校确实提供一定数量的基于成绩的经济援助，而不依赖于可证明的需求. 一些学校有择优奖学金，保留给那些能够证明至少有一定经济需求的家庭(根据SSS的结果)。. It is worth asking each school what their offerings are regarding financial aid awards.
On the school applications there is a place to note whether or not you are applying for financial aid. 人们担心，在申请表上表明你对接受资助的兴趣可能会降低你孩子被录取的机会. 放心, 然而, that the schools are prohibited by law from basing acceptance decisions on level of financial need. 因此，在进行此披露时不承担任何责任.
When considering the applications of candidates who are also asking for financial aid, 学校通常使用两种系统中的一种. 大多数情况下，这些过程尽可能地保持独立. The admissions office considers the folders from the point of view of suitability, 基本的接受是决定的. 然后，那些被录取并正在申请援助的申请人的文件夹由经济援助办公室进行考虑, 然后做出关于财政资助的决定. Applicants can receive a basic acceptance or an acceptance linked with some offer of aid.
有时这两个过程是相关联的. The admissions office considers the folders of all applicants and decides which to accept. The folders of those accepted who are applying for aid are then sent to the financial aid offices. 如果经济援助办公室认为他们不能为学生提供足够的资助来上学, 这个学生没有被录取.
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