Bowdoin, Colby, Bates & Arts Supplement??

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Discus: What Are My Chances?: September 2003 Archive: Bowdoin, Colby, Bates & Arts Supplement??
By Doubleplay263 (Doubleplay263) on Sunday, September 14, 2003 - 05:57 pm: Edit

Hey...lemme run through my stas first:

GPA: 4.285 (Weighted)
Rank: 14/219
(Highly competitive NJ public school)
Courses: Since Frosh year, I have taken a full schedule with all honors/AP courses except for frosh earth science. Last year I took AP US History and AP Enlgish Comp, this year AP Spanish AP Calc (AB), AP English Lit, AP Bio, & AP Euro.

SATs: 1440 (720 M + 720 V)
SAT IIs: 800 Writing, 770 History, 690 Spanish, 690 Bio
APs: 5 US history, 4 English Comp

--Varsity Cross Country
--Producer of Drama/Musical
--Head Sound techie for ^^
--President of spanish club
--Student photography aide
--primary yearbook photographer
--USSF certified soccer ref, reffed rec soccer for 3 yrs
--Involved in two local campagins (one succesful for board of ed member, one unsuccseful for US congress)

Recs should be very good

I'm leaning towards an essay on my involvment in the school's attempt to get a new athletic facility (attending meetings, writing letters, what i learned from it, etc)

What do you think my chances are for Bowdoin, Colby, Bates, and Colgate? I'm leaning towards Bowdoin ED.

Also, I'd love to submit a portfoilio of my photography...i'm almost positive i wouldn't embarass myself. is this a bad idea?

Thanks so much.

By Doubleplay263 (Doubleplay263) on Sunday, September 14, 2003 - 06:21 pm: Edit


By Allison (Allison) on Sunday, September 14, 2003 - 09:57 pm: Edit

i'm not going to pretend to know much about chances, but you sound like a good candidate, and bowdoin's an awesome school - if you have any questions, email me ( and i can try to help you out.

and things like your portfolio nearly always help, not hurt. i would submit it - but don't make it too extensive, send only a sample of your best works, you don't want to bog them down or they'll just skip over stuff. good luck!

By Doubleplay263 (Doubleplay263) on Sunday, September 14, 2003 - 10:48 pm: Edit


By Adxj220 (Adxj220) on Sunday, September 14, 2003 - 10:58 pm: Edit

how much is too much? I'm also sending in some photography stuff to another school...10 shots?

By Mike (Mike) on Sunday, September 14, 2003 - 11:41 pm: Edit

No one here can tell anymore then an guess but your stats are well within theirs and you look stong in ECs.

Mike's Dad

By Doubleplay263 (Doubleplay263) on Monday, September 15, 2003 - 06:18 am: Edit

thanks everyone...adxj, i'm leaning towards about the same it alright to submit prints, or does it have to be slides?

By Marite (Marite) on Monday, September 15, 2003 - 07:46 am: Edit

Prints are easier to handle. Adcoms don't have the time to scrounge around for a slide projector and set it up to show slides.

By Doubleplay263 (Doubleplay263) on Monday, September 15, 2003 - 06:36 pm: Edit


By Doubleplay263 (Doubleplay263) on Tuesday, September 16, 2003 - 05:15 pm: Edit


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