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Super-Applicants Super-Update

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Early-admission results are in for the ten hyperqualified “super-applicants” featured in New York. Unsurprisingly, nobody was flat-out rejected. Half are already in: Stem-cell researcher Courtney Sachs to Princeton; black belt Allie Ossa to Yale; debater Jeremy Sklaroff to Columbia; gay-straight-alliance activist Diana Marin to Harvard; and Latin scholar Matthew Pincus to Georgetown. Two students opted not to apply early: Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America scholar Paul White and cancer researcher Vadim Shteyler. Three others were deferred, to be considered along with the masses this spring: crocodile-tooth archaeologist Harmain Khan (Harvard), perfect SAT scorer Liming Luo (MIT), and Make-a-Wish Foundation spokesperson Megan Popkin (from Brown, along with her twin sister). That last one surprised Katherine Cohen, the admissions consultant who reviewed the students’ credentials for us. “I didn’t know she had a twin,” she said. “If they don’t want to be separated, the weaker applicant could have kept her out.”

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