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Discus: What Are My Chances?: September 2003 Archive: Tufts ED
By Pistolpete (Pistolpete) on Saturday, September 06, 2003 - 01:31 pm: Edit

Iím a white and Native American student from a prestigious private school in Vermont. Could you tell me my chances of getting into Tufts? How could I improve my application?

GPA: 3.6ish
Rank 10-15%
SAT: 1400 (690 V, 710 M)

SAT II:
710 M IIC
710 Writing
Will take both over again, along with Spanish Reading

ECs: Iím really worried here b/c I didnít really participate in clubs until junior year
Baseball (9-12)
Youth Advisory Council (11-12)
Spanish Club (11-12)
School paper (12)
Menís Chorus (11-12)
Math League (11-12)
Scholarís Bowl (12)

*the only activity where an official leadership position is even possible is baseball

Costa Rican Humanitarian Foundation (Summer after junior year)
Painted houses, set up computer lab in elementary school, helped distribute 10,000 pairs of shoes to families in poor areas, volunteered in daycareÖover 200 hrs

Applying ED

(Ariesathena, yes, this is the same person who emailed you a few days ago. If you read this, thank you very much for your input.)

By Pistolpete (Pistolpete) on Saturday, September 06, 2003 - 05:07 pm: Edit

bump

By Tennizpro06 (Tennizpro06) on Saturday, September 06, 2003 - 08:20 pm: Edit

I think you have a pretty good chance.

By Pistolpete (Pistolpete) on Saturday, September 06, 2003 - 09:32 pm: Edit

Thanks! Any more help would be appreciated.

By Pistolpete (Pistolpete) on Sunday, September 07, 2003 - 12:16 pm: Edit

Bump

By Lilcaligal (Lilcaligal) on Sunday, September 07, 2003 - 06:45 pm: Edit

Your GPA is semi-low, but everything else (especially your sats) look great! I wish I knew more about the college you want to get into, but if it's anything like the uc system, I think you should be fine!

By Pistolpete (Pistolpete) on Monday, September 08, 2003 - 07:45 pm: Edit

bump

By Pistolpete (Pistolpete) on Monday, September 08, 2003 - 07:58 pm: Edit

I have a question: I'm part Native American, but don't consider myself to be disadvantaged b/c of it (from what I've heard, minority status is supposed to be for ppl whose ancestors have suffered hardships; they may need the extra boost), should I check off the box on the application?

By Cynicalsob1 (Cynicalsob1) on Monday, September 08, 2003 - 09:01 pm: Edit

If your are somewhat culturally connected, I would see on problem with it. However if your like 1/128 and have never been near a reservation it's prob dishonest

Reasonable shot I would assume with EC's being the only kinda weak point. Is that GPA weighted or unweighted?

By Pistolpete (Pistolpete) on Monday, September 08, 2003 - 09:40 pm: Edit

unweighted

By Pistolpete (Pistolpete) on Monday, September 08, 2003 - 11:05 pm: Edit

Oops...I've accidentally

BUMPed

this thread.

By Pistolpete (Pistolpete) on Tuesday, September 09, 2003 - 05:06 pm: Edit

Oops I bumped it again.


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