|By Rebeltide0024 (Rebeltide0024) on Sunday, October 12, 2003 - 06:07 pm: Edit|
I'm considering Wheaton (IL) for EA first. My second choices are Tulane, Pepperdine, Texas Christian University (TCU), and Christian Heritage.
SAT: (Est. from Oct. 11 Test)
English IV (Honors)
Computer Science II (Honors)
Spanish III (Honors)
Student Council Representative 11th
Student Council President 12th
Louisiana Boys' State
One of 5 on Regional Academic Team
Jindal For Governor 2003
9th Freshman and JV -All Tournament Team
12th Varsity (Plan on trying out at Wheaton)
Quiz Bowl 9-12
Quiz Bowl Captain 12
Created and updated school basketball website
Assisted on main site
Regional and State Literary Rally
9th Grade (World History)
Regional 1st in Division 2nd Overall
11th Grade (U.S. History)
Regional 1st in Division 1st Overall
Active in Church Youth Group
Avid Military Historian
(WW2, Waffen-SS, and War Between States Favorite Areas)
Bagger at Market Basket (it sucked)
Electronics Boutique (rocks nicely)
School does not have any AP classes
Not very good in math (making Bs and Cs in Physics)
(24 on math section of ACT negated 31 + on everything else)
I took geometry in both my freshman and sophomore years, C first time and B second
8th in a class of 33
|By Rebeltide0024 (Rebeltide0024) on Sunday, October 12, 2003 - 07:00 pm: Edit|
|By Carolyn (Carolyn) on Sunday, October 12, 2003 - 11:19 pm: Edit|
You're in the running for all of those schools. Wheaton is the most competitive, as you no doubt know,but still accepts about 55% of applicants. Excellent recommendations will make a difference. Good luck!
|By Brianp (Brianp) on Sunday, October 12, 2003 - 11:32 pm: Edit|
Wheaton, come on! You can do better than that! I live twenty minutes from Wheaton and I have to tell you, I cannot see why anyone in the right mind would choose Wheaton over Pepperdine! If you do not already know, Wheaton is a cold, dark, place in the middle of Chicago's outer suburbia.
If your family is making you go there (or you like the conservative religious thing), forget what I said.
|By Carolyn (Carolyn) on Monday, October 13, 2003 - 11:18 am: Edit|
Pepperdine's administration is just as conservative and religious as Wheaton. Wheaton stands head and shoulders above Pepperdine in terms of overall academics and the closeness of the student-teacher community. (Although Pepperdine is a great school). Wheaton is also more generous with financial aid than Pepperdine.
|By Rebeltide0024 (Rebeltide0024) on Monday, October 13, 2003 - 10:55 pm: Edit|
Financial aid is definitely a big deal for me as my parents are unfortunately separated and in the process of getting a divorce.
Also does the total lack of AP classes at my school hurt my chances at Wheaotn. We have honors classes ,and I know the teaching is of the same quality. The clases just lack AP in name only.
|By Carolyn (Carolyn) on Tuesday, October 14, 2003 - 12:04 pm: Edit|
Honors classes will be fine. Just make sure they are clearly indicated as such on your transcript and that your guidance counselor notes that you have taken the hardest courses available at your school. As I said, recommendations will also be very important at Wheaton, as will demonstrating that you're committed to their underlying principles. I don't see any listing about church activities under your EC's - if you have them make sure to indicate them. Another school you may want to check out where you might get good financial aid is Calvin College in Michigan. They have an excellent modern history program and some neat resources on Nazi propaganda related to WWII history that you might find interesting if you studied there. It is another very good Christian college. Best of luck!
|By Underqualified (Underqualified) on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 - 08:53 pm: Edit|
Hi, I am a senior applying to Wheaton EA this year too! I am definitely not an expert when it comes to admissions, but I think that you have a pretty good chance there as long as you get at least in the middle of your projected scores for the SAT. I have a feeling that Wheaton is the kind of place where essays/recs make a big differnce, because they can see if your heart is really in it.
|By Rebeltide0024 (Rebeltide0024) on Thursday, October 16, 2003 - 08:33 am: Edit|
I have such an awesome feeling about Wheaton that I've never had about anything else in my life. I'm visiting on Oct. 31- Nov. 2. I hope athletics might be a hook for me as I plan on trying out for both basketball and football.
|By Underqualified (Underqualified) on Thursday, October 16, 2003 - 07:22 pm: Edit|
Good luck with that...I got a great feeling about it too! From the moment I stepped onto the campus, I felt so at home, despite the fact that the campus is fourteen hours away from home! Good luck with admission and maybe I will see ya next year!
|By Rebeltide0024 (Rebeltide0024) on Saturday, October 25, 2003 - 11:23 am: Edit|
Is anyone else visting Wheaton on Nov 2-3?
I made on the lower end of my estimation
a 730 verbal and 560 math.
Report an offensive message on this page E-mail this page to a friend
|Posting is currently disabled in this topic. Contact your discussion moderator for more information.|
|Administrator's Control Panel -- Board Moderators Only|