|By Sweetorchid (Sweetorchid) on Monday, August 02, 2004 - 08:57 am: Edit|
I am a rising senior girl and am trying to decide where to apply to colleges this fall, and I am wondering if I am actually qualified for my top colleges.
The schools I am looking at are:
Boston College, Duke, Boston University, Georgetown, Dartmouth, Northeastern, and Stonybrook.
Based on this basic information I was hoping to be evaluated.
Unweighted GPA: 3.72
I have taken the most challenging courseload available, including 10 honors, 9 regular, and 3 AP courses and 2 regular this coming year.
The results of my standardized tests so far are:
SAT I: Verbal: 770
SAT II: Writing: 700
Math IIC: 680
AP European History: 4
AP Biology: 4
I anticipate fairly strong letters of recommendation, but I have heard different opinions on the importance of these letters.
My extracurriculars are fairly weak; I have participated in several drama productions, and I am active in chorus and other singing groups, I am also a part of the National Honor Society, and have played on the varsity tennis team the past two years (and as a freshman when it was a club sport.)
In addition, I am an active volunteer through my church.
I appreciate any input you can give.
|By Slipper2002 (Slipper2002) on Monday, August 02, 2004 - 10:14 am: Edit|
Reach (All in order of difficulty)
If I were you I'd apply ED to Dartmouth or Duke, depending on whether a 3.72 is top 10% at your school. If its not, I'd apply Early to Georgetown or Boston College. You should get into BU without much problem. I would add some more reach/matches like UVA, UNC, etc.
|By Arizonamom (Arizonamom) on Monday, August 02, 2004 - 10:36 am: Edit|
For Duke, Dartmouth or Georgetown early decision may help. I know Duke is very difficult regular decision for females- friend with 1530's. never even an A- in her life, stellar resume, All Ap's offered, top 4 in large class highly ranked HS waitlisted at Duke. She was later accepted off the waitlist.I aagree that Georgetown may be a little easier. You have an impressive resume , congrads and good luck!
|By Blaineko (Blaineko) on Monday, August 02, 2004 - 03:34 pm: Edit|
ED at Duke or Dartmouth. At Georgetown EA does not raise your chance of admission.
|By Sweetorchid (Sweetorchid) on Monday, August 02, 2004 - 08:20 pm: Edit|
Thanks so much!
|By Mikey13 (Mikey13) on Tuesday, August 03, 2004 - 09:37 am: Edit|
I might move some of those matches into that safty cat. BU is probably easier to get into than BC, but both are well below your stats.
|By Sweetorchid (Sweetorchid) on Tuesday, August 03, 2004 - 05:25 pm: Edit|
I have a question then, can anyone tell me of any more "matches?" Also, would retaking my SAT IIs help my chances?
|By Slipper2002 (Slipper2002) on Tuesday, August 03, 2004 - 06:01 pm: Edit|
|By Ohio_Mom (Ohio_Mom) on Tuesday, August 03, 2004 - 06:32 pm: Edit|
If you haven't visited the Boston schools, you could add Tufts and Brandeis to your list.
UNC and UVA are tricky out of state - even with excellent stats.
Do you have any objections to LAC's? Vasser might be interesting.
|By Sweetorchid (Sweetorchid) on Tuesday, August 03, 2004 - 08:47 pm: Edit|
One of the other stumbling blocks is that nursing is my top major and many of the more prestigious schools don't offer that...Pre-Med is offered at most of the other colleges I've considered, but with nursing being my passion it's been hard to come up with other schools...any advice? Also, I would love to be in a city, which makes it even more difficult!
|By Sweetorchid (Sweetorchid) on Wednesday, August 04, 2004 - 10:07 pm: Edit|
anyone else would be much appreciated!
|By Robyrm (Robyrm) on Wednesday, August 04, 2004 - 10:40 pm: Edit|
University of Pennsylvania has a small but excellent nursing school. You apply directly to the nursing school. Your best bet would be ED.
|By Par72 (Par72) on Thursday, August 05, 2004 - 12:41 am: Edit|
Duke would be a good match. Other very good LAC's would be Davidson, Holy Cross-50 minutes from Boston, and Bowdoin. Tufts, Brandeis and Holy Cross are all very good match for academics and sports.
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