You Have a 50/50 Chance: a guest post from my mama

Camille was very nervous when she applied for EA to MIT in 2018. “What if I don’t get in?” “Am I good enough?” (That is a question we all ask ourselves). “The acceptance rate is only a 5% or 6%”

I’ve always tried to be a supportive parent, so I answered her concerns with “It’s okay, you have a 50/50 chance. It’s either a yes or a no.” Oversimplified? Maybe, but true.⁠ 01

All the years of Camille studying, taking tests, volunteering, and participating in extracurricular activities. Years of attending a school that provided a solid educational foundation, but was also super competitive (too competitive in the end).

Read the full article on the MIT Admissions blog.

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