I can't help myself. I know that a "chance" holds no meaning when the application hits the fan, but I'm really anxious about applying to Carleton in the fall. I think I'll apply regular decision because I will likely be a National Merit Finalist, in which case I don't want to eliminate a potential full ride somewhere else. That being said, Carleton is my first choice.
GPA: 3.87 unweighted in the IB program.
I have the hardest class schedule of anyone I know, taking 20th Century Topics over Psychology, Bio HL and Physics SL at the same time, and Math SL my junior year, followed by AP Calc AB (BC didn't fit my schedule).
I will have IB Physics and Math scores, hoping for 6s, but we'll see about that!
ACT: 31, 32 super score.
Probable National Merit Finalist
School and local orchestra freshmen and sophomore years.
Local orchestra junior and senior years (I play cello).
Yearbook staff for sophomore, junior years, senior year editor.
National award winning yearbook design.
Awarded two national photography honors.
HOBY Leadership ambassador for my school
Competitive jump rope national competitor.
Teach jump rope and babysit for employment.
JV Tennis sophomore, junior, senior years.
School musical Junior and Senior years.
Carleton Summer Science Program this summer!
Volunteering at therapeutic riding center summer camp.
National Honor Society.
Random Acts of Kindness Club (founder).
I'm really enthusiastic about Carleton. Hopefully that will show in an interview/essay!
I'll have one really good rec, but I don't really know my counselor so that one will be generic.
I want to major in geology, which might be good for a girl.
Thank you so much. I just feel like I'm in the dark about how hopeful I should be. I can't believe I'm applying this fall!