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By Deloren986 (Deloren986) on Monday, August 02, 2004 - 09:29 pm: Edit

A little 'bout me:

Black male from Mississippi
Average public high school
3.32/4.0 (will be higher)
Have taken toughest classes available(so far 3 AP's with Advanced, Honors and Regular)
School offers 6 AP's

Test Scores:
SATs: 1300(700v 600m)-will retake in Oct
SAT IIs : Writing and Lit - 750+

EC's (In School)
Key Club
-Member 9-12
-Treasurer 11/12
-Service Awards 9/10
-100s of hours of Comm Service
Student Council
-Treasurer 11/12
-Essay Committee Chair
Speech and Debate 10-12
-NFL Member with Distinction
-National Competitor
-Accepted into Barkley Forum at Emory
-Member of Forensics Board
-National CFL Qualifier 10/11
-MS State Youth Congress Delegate 10/11/12
Teens Getting Involved for the Future 11/12
- Teach abstinence to 8th graders
FBLA 11/12
-President 12
-National Qualifier 11(first year/self coached)
Principal's Leadership Team
-Appointed by Principal and Teachers
-Mentor Freshmen
-Mentor Elementary school students
-Teach Elementary school students about drugs
Science Club
Mu Alpha Theta
Starting a Young Independents club

Outside of School ECs
-Salvation Army Volunteer
-Red Cross Volunteer
-Starting Scholarship for Disadvantage Youth
-MPAC Tutor(job)-11/12
-Clothing Drives for Abuse Shelter
-Starting a tutoring service for elementary school students

Awards and Honors
-Speaker at University of Southern Mississippi's Black History program
-National Achievement Award in Science: Biology/Physics
-Leadership Award 9-11
-Citizenship Award 9-11
-Key Club Service Award 9/10
-3rd place in Biology category of Science Fair
-Awards for Speech and Theatre
-Special Award from Mississippi Theatre Association -1st in reg. and 2nd state
-Hopefully will be Salvation Army volunteer of the year.

Rec's from Speech coach, AP Eng Teacher, and Key Club Advisor

Essay will be good if not great.

Possible major Near Eastern Studies or something dealing with Public Affairs and Education

My List (in no specific order):
Georgia Tech
U Mich

By Reidmc (Reidmc) on Tuesday, August 03, 2004 - 12:38 am: Edit

Very good list. URM status will definitely help you at the private schools on it. Tufts (reach) might be worth investigating. Georgetown (reach) and George Washington University (match) might be good additions though I don't believe there is much of an undergrad Education program at either one.

By Alexandre (Alexandre) on Tuesday, August 03, 2004 - 12:53 am: Edit

Doloren, I would not apply to Rice, Georgia Tech or Brandeis simply because they are not really known for the fields of study that you are looking into.

I would certainly add Georgetown, Chicago and George Washington.

By Deloren986 (Deloren986) on Tuesday, August 03, 2004 - 11:45 am: Edit

Anymore ideas

By Blaineko (Blaineko) on Tuesday, August 03, 2004 - 01:03 pm: Edit


Good list. Balanced.

Would add from this list at least 2-3:
Trinity C (CT)
Connecticut College
Case Western
Trinity U.

I would suggest getting rid of Tulane, Millsaps, and Brandeis, unless you are set on them. URochester & Case Western both guarentee to meet need, and CWRU has an EA program--as does Trinity U. in San Antonio. As for NLACs, I would suggest at least Trinity College (CT), Connecticut College, and DePauw U. All of those gurentee to meet need. I also like Hendrix in AR.

Just my 2 cents

By Thekev (Thekev) on Tuesday, August 03, 2004 - 03:16 pm: Edit

Dude dig on Dartmouth. I think you could make it. Also check out St. Louis U, SMU, Trinity Texas and U Tulsa as safeties. They'd dish out the cashola for you.

By Deloren986 (Deloren986) on Tuesday, August 03, 2004 - 05:20 pm: Edit

Thoughts on Wash U (St. Louis)

By Deloren986 (Deloren986) on Tuesday, August 03, 2004 - 05:39 pm: Edit

I am getting rid of Georgia Tech and Tulane. Considering adding Rhodes.

By Deloren986 (Deloren986) on Tuesday, August 03, 2004 - 11:48 pm: Edit

George Washington(maybe)

With my resume where should I apply ED?

By Reidmc (Reidmc) on Wednesday, August 04, 2004 - 02:26 am: Edit

I don't see any reason why you should apply ED to any school.

By Blaineko (Blaineko) on Wednesday, August 04, 2004 - 05:25 pm: Edit


I tend to agree with Reidmc.

If you do have a very clear front-runner, you can consider applying ED (unless it is Middlebury for aid reasons). In some instances it does help, espcially if an Ivy or NLAC is what you want.


By Deloren986 (Deloren986) on Friday, August 06, 2004 - 01:43 am: Edit

Bump Bumpity Bump Bump Bump

By Cheers (Cheers) on Friday, August 06, 2004 - 03:43 am: Edit

Wash U has decent near eastern dept, I think. Good financial aid.

By Deloren986 (Deloren986) on Friday, August 06, 2004 - 07:19 pm: Edit

Anymore suggestions, criticisms, thoughts, etc?

By Deloren986 (Deloren986) on Monday, August 09, 2004 - 11:21 pm: Edit

Will dropping AP English Lit but still taking the test be of a huge detriment to me although I will take an Accelerated English(a little harder than honors) instead?

By Deloren986 (Deloren986) on Friday, August 13, 2004 - 06:38 pm: Edit

Thanks people

By Deloren986 (Deloren986) on Monday, August 23, 2004 - 12:17 am: Edit

Okay so here's my newly revised, maybe slightly delusional list

Georgetown/George Washington

*may apply ED to Dartmouth or Midd depending of first quarter grades which should be 4As and 1B

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