|By Deloren986 (Deloren986) on Sunday, August 15, 2004 - 01:06 pm: Edit|
....check out my stats and give your opinions please.
Keep in mind my GPA will come like .3 points by mid-year.
Black male from Mississippi
Average public high school
3.32/4.0 (will be higher about 3.5)
Have taken toughest classes available(so far 3 AP's with Advanced, Honors and Regular)
School offers 6 AP's
SATs: 1300(700v 600m)-Not retaking
SAT IIs : Writing and Lit - 750+ will take World History in Oct
ACT-30(retaking it should be 32 which translates in a 1400 on the SAT)
EC's (In School)
-Service Awards 9/10
-100s of hours of Comm Service
-Essay Committee Chair
Speech and Debate 10-12
-NFL Member with Distinction
-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
-National Qualifier 11(first year/self coached)
Principal's Leadership Team
-Appointed by Principal and Teachers
-Mentor Elementary school students
-Teach Elementary school students about drugs
Mu Alpha Theta
Starting a Young Independents club
Outside of School ECs
-Salvation Army Volunteer
-Red Cross Volunteer
-Starting Scholarship for Disadvantage Youth
-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
|By Argus (Argus) on Monday, August 16, 2004 - 11:37 am: Edit|
Black men from Mississippi do not typically score as high as you do. Consequently, you're going to stand out in at least one way from typical African American applicants from the Deep South. I think that pretty much any school will wonder why your GPA is so low, but the combination of scores, extracurricular achievement and geography will help to compensate. My guess is that you have a pretty good shot at Brown, despite the red flags.
|By Deloren986 (Deloren986) on Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - 12:39 am: Edit|
Yeah I am working on the GPA anticipating a 3.8 first quarter gpa maybe a 4.0 for semester since my AP teachers are going to a ten point scale this year.
|By Deloren986 (Deloren986) on Monday, August 23, 2004 - 12:09 am: Edit|
|By Fredmurtz2 (Fredmurtz2) on Monday, August 23, 2004 - 12:33 pm: Edit|
I agree with Argus. If you can frame your ECs under an overarching umbrella perhaps of community service or of mentoring/work in your intended area of education it probably couldn't hurt either. Are you thinking of ED or RD? Are you taking any APs this year?
If you're gonna take the World History SAT II you probably should buy the Barron's guide. It is harder than the test but it is also very thorough and it can't hurt.
Best of Luck
|By Deloren986 (Deloren986) on Monday, August 23, 2004 - 08:26 pm: Edit|
Senior Year Schedule
AP AB Calculus
AP English Lit
Taking Classes at a college and junior college in the afternoon
ED depends on whether or not my essay is ready in time and a flip of ye old coin(Brown, Dartmouth,& Cornell tied for ED).
|By Fredmurtz2 (Fredmurtz2) on Tuesday, August 24, 2004 - 12:12 am: Edit|
A continuing challenging courseload. It certainly can't hurt. What are you taking at the college?
I'm curious, What draws you to Brown, Dart and Cornell that you would be deadlocked between the 3? They are quite different schools.
Best of Luck
|By Deloren986 (Deloren986) on Tuesday, August 24, 2004 - 12:20 am: Edit|
General Psychology and Conversational Spanish (now)
Maybe History of Islam (next semester)
|By Deloren986 (Deloren986) on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - 12:10 am: Edit|
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