Hi! This is my first post to college confidential and I would really appreciate as much information as possible :) . I have dreamt of going to Bentley ever since I heard about it. I have been looking around on college confidential, and I can't seem to find someone who "matches my profile" so I can chance myself for Bentley, so here I am! But all of that is irrelevant so here are the facts and figures...
| Misc. Information |
Race/Ethnicity: Indian (Asian)
State originally from: NJ
College Visit: Yes, I did a registered tour and enjoyed every single second of it :)
Interview: Yes; My interview went well. It was on campus and with a fellow. She seemed to like me a lot. I went beyond grades and talked about myself and the foundations of my passions for business and the institution a whole. I also talked about my hobbies involving programming and computer science (which drove me to want to get a minor in computer information systems)
Contact with Rep: Yes; I am been in contact with my town's representative for Bentley. I sent one or two emails regarding questions, signifying my research I put into the college and my update on my college application status. It wasn't anything bothersome, it was only 2-3 emails. He seemed to enjoy the fact that I was so interested in the school
Essays: I thought they were very impressive as did some advisors. I wrote a unique essay about my name and how it describes me as a person. Humor and a personable element, as well as other interesting essay elements, were included. I talked about who I am as a person and I alluded to the struggles in my life that I hope to overcome in college.
Financial Aid: Yes; I am applying, but due to my parents' moderately high income, I may not get much
| Grades and Scores |
Unfortunately, my grades are down trending, which is a setback as far as I am concerned. However, I took 7 AP classes in my first three years of high school and 3 right now (10 total, out of 33 my school has to offer), and they were VERY challenging courses.
Previous AP Courseload: AP Computer Science A, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP US History I/II (counted as two courses in my school), AP Microeconomics, AP Physics I
Current AP Courseload: AP Physics C, AP Human Geography, AP US. Government and Politics
My GPA (my school uses a point average system, but I converted everything to a 4.0 scale) has been, as I have said down trending. I have As and Bs with a few Cs put in. My GPAs have been separated with commas signifying each year for three years, with the final GPA being the cumulative GPA so far
UW GPA: 3.83, 3.48, 3.17 ... 3.49
W GPA: 4.08, 4.14, 3.79 ... 4.00
So far, my senior grades have been similar to my junior year grades (As and Bs with very few Cs). I hope that my rigor of classes makes up for my low grades.
"C - Grade" classes: Honors Language Arts III, AP Physics I, AP Calculus BC ... this year AP Physics C (first quarter)
I also skipped precalculus, so I ended up taking AP Calculus BC my junior year. I self-studied Multivariable Calculus and took Linear Algebra at my local community college.
AP Calculus AB: 5
AP Calculus BC (with AB Subscore): 5, 5
AP Microeconomics: 4
AP Physics I: 3
AP Computer Science A: 3
*Received AP Scholar with Distinction Award*
| Extra Curriculars |
Assistant Science TAG Teacher at Elementary School: I taught a science talented and gifted (T.A.G.) program to 5th Graders. I taught them about robotics through lessons on mechanical construction and programming basics in preparation for a science fair at the end of the year (2 years, including this year)
Vice President of Robotics Club: (member for 4 years, team captain and vice president for 2)
Member of Computer Club: Explored peer technological interests through various group activities, such as
computer construction, game design, and software development (4 years)
Model United Nations: Member of International Court of Justice, Won Best Premier Brief (1 year)
First AID Responder for H.A.M.E.S: Certified in basic life support (BLS), provided first aid to walkers at an annual Breast Cancer walkathon (one year)
FBLA: Member (3 years)
Math Olympiad: (2 years)
Table Tennis Federation: Member and tournament competitor (4 years)
Multicultural Club: Member (3 years)
| Closing |
I apologize for the long post, but from a student who strives to learn more about the world of business and numbers, I really want to get into Bentley. At first, I thought I'd get in for sure and I was focusing on getting merit scholarships. But looking at my grades brought my self-esteem down and I just want admission at this point, let alone merit scholarships. I really want to go to this school, and prove that life gives me a second chance to fix my mistakes. I never really had a dream that I could see until this college entered my life. Please give me closure on what I yearn to know. Honestly, I don't care if I get the bitter truth... that I won't get in or my chances are low. I just want closure so I can fall asleep at night. I just want the truth, and this is one of my last ways of getting that. Thanks again, and I hope everyone who took the time and patience to read this has a wonderful day :)
Good luck to all other applicants!