May God have mercy on my chances...Bowdoin, Midd, W&M, UCs

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By Cynicalsob1 (Cynicalsob1) on Wednesday, October 29, 2003 - 12:16 am: Edit

William and Mary
Middlebury or Wesleyan
George Washington (School of Media Affairs)

I have 3.52 unweighted ~3.85 weighted at a rather crappy high school in Southern California

Unweighted 34/428

1320 (730 V, 590 M)retaking, but i think 1360 is the most I can reasonably hope for because my math skills just aren't there.

800 US History
770 Writing
590 IC
680 Bio-E

4 AP's so far
AP Euro-5
AP Chem-3
AP Bio-3

I may or may not submit SATI to Midd and Bowdoin

If I don't Midd will see the 770, AP Chem 3 and 800

Will take AP Eng Lit, Amer Gov and French Lang this year

4 years concert and marching band by graduation, euphonium

4 semesters of newspaper by graduation, 3 as opinion editor,1 as staff writer

110 convalescent hospital volunteer hours

California Scholarship Federation

2 years in Native American club, i'm white though, too bad.

Recs from AP US teacher and Honors English(11)/ Newspaper Advisor


Your positive and/or disparaging remarks are greatly apprecieated

By Fiza (Fiza) on Wednesday, October 29, 2003 - 07:56 pm: Edit

Those stats? OUT OF STATE? U have almost no chance at W&M. I said almost. Dont take my word as gospel but i do know quite a few ppl that go there now (Im instate northern va) so dont get ur hopes up.

I hope i wasnt too disheartening. I think you deserved the truth.

By Bobby443 (Bobby443) on Wednesday, October 29, 2003 - 08:14 pm: Edit

I know a few people in W&M that got low 1200's on the sat...

By Cynicalsob1 (Cynicalsob1) on Wednesday, October 29, 2003 - 08:42 pm: Edit

Yeah, I'm a CA resident, I think it's worth a shot considering that my academic interest is one of the schools strength. I am well aware that it's a reach though.

Any other thoughts?

By Asknot11 (Asknot11) on Wednesday, October 29, 2003 - 08:52 pm: Edit

Your GPA class rank, and SAT are low for W&M, Middleburry and bowdoin. However, your AP's and verbal SAT score are fairly impressive. Rate my chances under "no chance...any advice" please

By Cynicalsob1 (Cynicalsob1) on Friday, October 31, 2003 - 07:44 pm: Edit


By Cynicalsob1 (Cynicalsob1) on Sunday, November 02, 2003 - 11:13 pm: Edit

Do I need to add any more matches or safeties?

Any more thoughts?

By Cmaher (Cmaher) on Tuesday, November 04, 2003 - 12:29 am: Edit

I hope you get in my black brother.

By Cynicalsob1 (Cynicalsob1) on Tuesday, November 04, 2003 - 11:23 pm: Edit

Constructive comments only please.

By Allison (Allison) on Wednesday, November 05, 2003 - 02:11 am: Edit

i attend bowdoin. i say you should report your scores, they'll take them with a grain of salt and they'll love your verbal score. good luck with everything! if you have any questions about the school, feel free to email me -

By Cynicalsob1 (Cynicalsob1) on Thursday, November 06, 2003 - 01:11 am: Edit

Thanks, if I have any questions I'll be sure to email you. I would hope somewhere like Bowdoin would be sure to take SAT scores with a grain of salt since it's a rather disproven indicator.

Math is really my only weakpoint on my application.

By Calidude31 (Calidude31) on Monday, November 10, 2003 - 01:56 am: Edit

I'll bump for a fellow polycomm hopeful.. don't know much about the schools, but for GW, I say you are above average.. i too wish we had stats for the smpa..

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