|By Therefused04 (Therefused04) on Sunday, September 07, 2003 - 02:47 am: Edit|
I'm not posting here to gain confidence in my chances of admission, I just want to know what my realistic chances are...I appreciate your honesty, but don't want to be anyone's punching bag. Thanks...
School Rank: 26 out of 120 (very competitive class, my rank is low because I took on too much and ended up with a 3.0 and have been busting my chops since.)
GPA/Classes: 3.5 (with a 4.00 & 3.88 last year)...8 honors & 2 AP. There's only 5 AP courses at my school as of now. I'm taking ROTC 4, Humanities, Government, and Religion 4 for honors. AP English Literature. Journalism and Pre-Cal.
SAT/ACT: 1220(510m, 710v). ACT was a 29. I'm taking the SAT II in Writing, Literature, and US History.
Awards/Whatevers: ROTC Honors Wreath for being in the top 10% of ROTC class. National Young Leaders Conference. National Honor Society. I suck in this department.
ECs: Rifle Team (9-12)-Captain (11-12)
Track Lettermen (9)
Student Council-Treasurer (9), Secretary (12)
Montgomery Bell Academy Invitational in Nashville, TN (10)
Junior Olympics 3-P in Atlanta, GA (9-10)
Texas State Junior Olympic Champion (10)
American Legion State Champion (10)
Civilian Marksmanship Program ROTC Champion (10)
Amnesty International (10,12)
Habitat For Humanity (10-12)
Contributing Writer for Yearbook and Newspaper (10-12)
Loads of articles in numerous non-school publications (10-12)
Living in Faith Experience (9 day leadership retreat)
Campus Ministry (10-12)- Leader (12)
Service Project Leader (12)
ROTC PA Officer (12)
Science Club-Vice President (12)
Newspaper Section Editor (12)
Year Book Staff (12)
Recs: Should be very good-excellent.
Essays: Excellent according to those who have edited them.
I'm applying to NYU, Columbia, Notre Dame, and Boston University. I'm from the Southwest if that matters. I want to major in Philosophy and study abroad at least twice. How am I looking so far? What do I need to focus on? Do you know any good scholarships? Once again, I really appreciate this, and your input. Paz...
|By Therefused04 (Therefused04) on Sunday, September 07, 2003 - 02:51 pm: Edit|
|By Theuofcgirl (Theuofcgirl) on Monday, September 08, 2003 - 12:23 am: Edit|
I'd say that you're fit would be Boston University; you should be okay with that application. NYU may be a fit, may be a reach - it depends on which school you're applying to / what major you have. As for Columbia, it's definitely a reach; hell, it's a reach for some people with perfect scores and grades. Do well on those SAT IIs, though. Notre Dame, I know nothing about.
For all of the apps, make sure that you highlight the ECs that would make you different from all of the other applicants - things like ROTC, some of the campus ministry things, the olympic-y things - as well as stress the things you've been the most dedicated to and involved with. Remember that GPA isn't everything; they will look at your grades against your schedules from year to year, looking at how you challenged yourself. Your 3.5 is not that much of a disaster at all, really. If you worked hard for it, you should be proud of it. You also have to write unique and shining essays (yes, I know that I have a habit of telling everyone that); the essays are what let the admissions officers see you as more than just a name on a piece of paper. If you can interview and are comfortable doing it, that may help your chances too. Best of luck to you!
|By Therefused04 (Therefused04) on Monday, September 08, 2003 - 05:30 pm: Edit|
Thank you so much for your input. My schools of choice would be NYU or Notre Dame, simply because It's been my goal to attend either of them. I am going to major in Philosophy/Theology, or possibly Sociology. My career plans have NOTHING to do with what I will major in. I basically just want to learn about what interests me in college, and travel the world in those 4 years. If anyone has anything else to say, feel free.
|By Therefused04 (Therefused04) on Tuesday, September 09, 2003 - 12:24 am: Edit|
teh bump again
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