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Discus: What Are My Chances?: February 2003 Archive: Northwestern University
By Gwendolyn on Monday, February 03, 2003 - 10:45 pm: Edit

Here are my stats; I need to improve A LOT before I can qualify for NWU. Please tell me what I should work on!

Rank: top 20%
3.6 Un-weighted
3 APs this year (Eng, Spanish, bio)
4 or 5 APs next year
I've taken extra summer courses every summer.
1270 SATs (probably 1350 by next September)
Planning on taking SAT II: Math IIc, Biology, Writing and Literature
NHS (possible officer position next year)
Red Cross Club (as an officer next year)
On the American Red Cross Committee for my county.
Played JV soccer last year and will play again next year (had to skip this year)
School Newspaper
School Orchestra Award (for viola) two years in a row
Florida Music All-State Competition for 5 years

I know it is not a lot of information to go by, but I need suggestions so I know what to improve on. I would really like to go for music. Please respond!

By Gwendolyn on Monday, February 03, 2003 - 10:49 pm: Edit

I don't know if this was posted before, but I wanted to add that I am Hispanic.

By tt on Monday, February 03, 2003 - 10:55 pm: Edit

I would say that you look pretty good already, especially with the Hispanic thing. Are you 100% Hispanic?

By Gwendolyn on Monday, February 03, 2003 - 10:59 pm: Edit

yes, my mom and dad are hispanic and I didn't move to the U.S. until I was five.

By bumper on Wednesday, February 05, 2003 - 07:07 pm: Edit


By NW Hopeful on Thursday, February 06, 2003 - 11:12 am: Edit

What are the easiest schools or majors to get into at Northwestern?

By spunky on Thursday, February 06, 2003 - 06:32 pm: Edit

I don't know. I have heard that Northwestern is EXTREMELY challenging, accademically. I want to go for their journalism/music program.

By connie chung says on Thursday, February 06, 2003 - 07:21 pm: Edit

Northwestern is great, but journalism schools are a waste of time and money. Major in something interesting and work on the paper wherever you end up

By dabumper on Friday, February 07, 2003 - 05:50 pm: Edit

bump bump

By Gweny on Saturday, February 08, 2003 - 09:07 pm: Edit

Can somebody else PLEASE respond to my question?? I just want to know if I am wasting my time with research......

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