College Confidential’s “Dean,” Sally Rubenstone, put together 25 of her best tips. So far, the "25 Tips from the Dean" eBook has helped more than 10K students choose a college, get in, and pay for it. Get your free copy: http://goo.gl/9zDJTM
I'm currently a junior in High School and was wondering whether or not I should apply EA for the class of 2018? Or whether or not I have a chance on being accepted.
GPA (projected): 3.55 UW & 4.00 W
AP: AP Government and AP Spanish (for fluent speakers)
IB: Economics SL, History of the Americas HL, Spanish for fluent speakers HL, English HL, Biology HL, Philosophy SL (Full IB Diploma candidate)
Location: Public school in VA
Hooks: First generation college-bound student (Salvadorean)
I would really like to get into nursing or do something related to psychology at Georgetown. I know that my GPA is low, but at the beginning of my Sophomore year my grandmother passed away (who basically was my mother) and I came down with depression which lasted several couple of months. My depression became an impediment for my success during Sophomore year, and towards then end of the year I realized that my grandmother would have wanted me to do everything I could possible in order to achieve my goals (which is making my family proud by being the first person to attend college). With that being said I was able to overcome my depression. I also made sure that junior year (this year) was the year I proved myself in terms of GPA, SAT, etc. My junior GPA alone is a 4.64 W and a 3.90 UW (huge upward trend).
I have also been super involved with my community and extracurricular activities. I have been super involved with my youth group, latin american student association, volunteering at the local community center where I read to elementary school children, and tutor non-native English speakers in math and biology. My biggest achievement for this year was a program I started, with the help of my youth group, which aims towards bringing both minority students and their parents together in learning about the college application process through a mentee/mentor process.