Balance in subjects

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Discus: What Are My Chances?: April 2004 Archive: Balance in subjects
By Mparking (Mparking) on Friday, April 09, 2004 - 12:11 am: Edit

So is it much of a deal to really competitive colleges if you score well (in your classes) in the subject area where your major would be based on, but not so well in a subject area that you're not going to bother with anyway?

I ask this because I want to be an English major and hopefully go to Cornell or Georgetown. My math, though, isn't awful, but let's just say Algebra II was kind of ugly. I'm wondering if they'll look more towards my English grades and not worry so much about the math part.

By Ultimatejude (Ultimatejude) on Friday, April 09, 2004 - 12:13 am: Edit


By Ubercollegeman (Ubercollegeman) on Friday, April 09, 2004 - 06:29 am: Edit

One of my friends:

550 SATII Writing
Less than 600 SATI Verbal

Accepted to Caltech and every single UC school. In fact, he got no rejections. He's majoring math or engineering or some stuff like that. I don't know about your case though, but I'm willing to bet it's pretty much the same deal.

By Mparking (Mparking) on Friday, April 09, 2004 - 04:28 pm: Edit

Oh man, that's comforting to know. Thanks for sharing the info, ubercollegeman.

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