|By Eclinchy (Eclinchy) on Friday, April 09, 2004 - 09:18 pm: Edit|
...Columbia, Georgetown, Tufts, NYU, UVA, and William and Mary (I live in Virginia... keep in mind that it's easier in state)?
-3.9, but that's heavily weighted... it's about half A's and half B's, with one C from my sophomore year
-1500 SAT1 (I'm taking it again... I'm capable of raising the math from 790 to 800, so I'm guessing I'll end up at 1510)
-tough courseload (four AP's this year and five next year when I'm a senior)
-essays and recommendations should be good, writing is one of my strengths and I have teachers that like me
-editor of school paper, maybe Editor-in-Chief by next year
-five-star honors in International Thespian Society... I've done eight plays, including one as a director
-academic team -- I have a good shot at being the captain next year, I'm the B-team captain now
-forensics -- I've qualified for NCFL Nationals twice
-placed twice at the state level in National Spanish Exam
-have had a job for a couple of years now
If anyone could give me an estimated percentage for how good my chances are at each school, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
|By Eclinchy (Eclinchy) on Friday, April 09, 2004 - 09:37 pm: Edit|
Oh, and I also have a question.
Are all SATIIs multiple choice?
I am planning on taking 2C, Writing, and US History. Is there anything besides multiple choice on those tests?
|By Candi1657 (Candi1657) on Friday, April 09, 2004 - 09:40 pm: Edit|
Nope, they are all entirely multiple choice, except on the writing, there is a 20 minute essay.
|By Eclinchy (Eclinchy) on Friday, April 09, 2004 - 09:41 pm: Edit|
Can you answer my first question too? The one about getting into college?
|By Candi1657 (Candi1657) on Friday, April 09, 2004 - 09:44 pm: Edit|
I think you have a terrific shot at all the schools you applied to...I hate to estimate percentages, though. The only place where I think your chances are difficult to surmise is Columbia, because Ivies are notoriously unpredictable.
|By Eclinchy (Eclinchy) on Friday, April 09, 2004 - 09:45 pm: Edit|
Is it true that one C can be backbreaking? I've heard rumors about that and they really scare me.
|By Candi1657 (Candi1657) on Friday, April 09, 2004 - 09:51 pm: Edit|
No, its not true, especially under any of the following conditions: it was in freshman year, it was in an advanced math class, or it was in a non-academic subject. Even if none of these conditions apply, one C will not kill anyone.
|By Eclinchy (Eclinchy) on Friday, April 09, 2004 - 10:16 pm: Edit|
Damn, it was sophomore year world history.
Oh well, still good to know. Thank you.
|By Sherwin (Sherwin) on Friday, April 09, 2004 - 10:18 pm: Edit|
Eclinchy, I think your ECs will help you a lot, especially if your academic team ends up winning big (or you end up doing superbly as an individual).
Relating to this subject can one D kill someone (assuming they never get any other Cs, Ds, Fs, or other bad grades)?
Not wondering for myself (thankfully never gotten a C), but one of my friends is afraid of getting a D in a class (hopefully he can pull it upto a C, either way it's his first).
|By Eclinchy (Eclinchy) on Monday, April 12, 2004 - 09:02 pm: Edit|
Is there even the slightest chance that Yale or Princeton is worth applying to with my grades?
I have a couple of friends who want me to try...
|By Ct04 (Ct04) on Monday, April 12, 2004 - 09:25 pm: Edit|
absolutely. Write a good essay and make a good case, especially if you can afford the fee. good luck!
|By Eclinchy (Eclinchy) on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 - 09:45 pm: Edit|
Thanks for the encouragement!
Any other opinions out there?
|By Dasweepa (Dasweepa) on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 - 09:55 pm: Edit|
Give it a shot. $60 or a lifetime of regret. You weigh the options.
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