Hi. My daughter is a junior with a 3.18 and scored a 20 on the ACT (her 1st attempt). She will take it several more times. We are residents of PA. She is also a swimmer and has appeared in the PA State Meet for 6 events(2 individual, 1 relay x 2 years) for her 1st two years. Volunteers in church, Captain of swim team as a Junior, Lifeguard, Key Club and a really good kid. High School is highly rated at 6th best in the state. If you add the electives she has a 3.8 I would like to ask a few questions:
1) Other than the PASSHE schools (I graduated from one of these...very good experience. Spouse graduated from private university in Erie), any other schools she would have a decent chance to be admitted into?
We did take a visit to Clarion University..We both enjoyed it until the student tour guide (very nice and bright kid) told us that he wanted to go to Drexel but it was too expensive. He also stated everyone goes home on the weekend. The rest of the tour was very good.
2) Understanding that the PASSHE schools do not provide much financial assistance, any other schools for this level of student that provides merit for her stats? I think York College of PA is a possibility. She could likely swim at a DI, DII or DIII. I would prefer that if she does chose to swim in college that it is not as serious as major DI programs. I would like her to experience other college opportunities as well.
I see so many folks on here with such amazing depth and understanding....I thought I would ask. It is never too early.
Oh..together my wife and I have a decent income over the $100,000 mark likely making financial aid more of a challenge. I am open to your thoughts and suggestions.