|By Pkit (Pkit) on Sunday, August 08, 2004 - 07:06 pm: Edit|
hey, i go to a very hard private school where the classes are... very hard. It is very competitive. Everyone from my school goes to a 4 yr college, and out of the 70 kids in my grade, about 20-25 are going to be national merit commended and/or semifinalists.
Honors and AP classes are weighted .5 and AP and honors are pretty much only offered in 11th grade on (thus partially explaining my low gpa)
I take pretty much all the hardest courses offered and next year i will be taking Spanish 4, Advanced Bio (honors), Stat AP, Calc AB, and English Lit AP
unweighted: 3.3, weighted: 3.5
took US and english Language AP
SAT: 1480 (730 M, 750 V)
National Merit commended student (206)
Haven't taken sat2 yet but will prolly have about 700-750 on them
extra curricular: 1 yr JV tennis, 2 yr varsity tennis, 1 yr newspaper, 1 yr student council treasurer (going to be senior yr), 2 yrs scholastic scrimmage club,2 yrs Model UN, 3 yrs ski club, 1 yr jv golf
community service: 65 hrs library, 20 at local radio station, 40 at hospital working in ER (by the end of the summer i'll have about 150 hrs total)
I also took a psychology college class at Lehigh University this summer and got an A
|By Ejj2007 (Ejj2007) on Monday, August 09, 2004 - 12:04 am: Edit|
Sounds like you went to a similar high school to mine. Make sure your college advisor contacts Emory regularly to express your interest in the school (if you truley are interested in attending). I would say that as a regular decision applicant you have a little less than 50 percent shot of getting in. Your SAT scores are very good but your grades could be better. Hopefully, Emory will understand how tough your HS is and will take that into consideration. Personally, my high school is one of the most competitive in the country and my GPA was a little lower than many of my friends at Emory who came out of large, average public schools--so I think the admissions office does take that into consideration. Make sure you show a lot of interest in the school.. go to all the meetings in your area, make sure to sign in, speak with an admissions rep, VISIT EMORY, try to do an overnight, and if Emory is your first choice apply ED. ED-- I would say you have a pretty decent shot getting in.
|By Lahhdyydum (Lahhdyydum) on Monday, August 09, 2004 - 02:35 am: Edit|
actually, if your ranked high (top 10%), your low gpa wouldn't matter as much. but if you fall outside the top 10% then there's a problem. it will be difficult with the gpa. believe me. so show lots and lots of interest. high board scores cannot make up for poor gpa. so hopefully, your ranking is high. but not saying you have no chance. apply ED if you're really interested and see what happens.
|By Pkit (Pkit) on Monday, August 09, 2004 - 09:39 am: Edit|
well my school doesn't rank so i don't think it will matter
|By Ejj2007 (Ejj2007) on Monday, August 09, 2004 - 10:32 am: Edit|
My school didn't rank either so you really need to show as much interest in Emory as possible and have your college advisor contact them often. To give you an idea though, my school was extremely competitive and when I said I had a lower GPA I still had a 3.7. I did not apply ED though. If Emory is your first choice you should apply ED.
|By Lahhdyydum (Lahhdyydum) on Tuesday, August 10, 2004 - 11:48 am: Edit|
but also remember you have pretty good ec's. the varsity stuff. and if you show interest and write good essays then i'd say you have a decent shot ED. there are many things outside of grades including teacher recs/sat II's.
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