Chance me please
Hey, I hate starting a chance thread but I'm really anxious... I really want to go to Grinnell.
I'm an International student applying for financial aid.
SAT 1 Scores: CR: 650, WR: 640, MA:770 (2060 total)
SAT 2 Scores: Physics: 800, Math 2: 750
I have the following A-Level courses:
We don't really have GPA or class ranks in my school but i do well (not sure about Grinnell well though). I get As and Bs so i guess that's 3.5. I am an honor roll student (top 10 from a class of 87 students).
Good Teacher Recommendations
I loved my essay (hopefully Grinnell will too)
Member of Debate team
Vice-President of our organization for Social reform (I'm from a developing country)
Writer for School Newspaper
Editor of School Magazine
Won Creative writing competitions
Member of the Film Society - We've produced a couple of films one of which was runner up in an international film festival.
Participated in 2 Polio Immunization drives
Interned at an NGO school as a teacher
Interned at a Government school as a teacher
Won 3rd place in the city in a Math Competition ( out of 700something people)
I know getting into Grinnell would be a push but do I have a shot?
I can apply for early decision round 2 but if I were to do that they wouldn't get to see my retake SAT 1 scores for Jan (I'm actually ok with my score i just want to give it another try because everyone who gives it twice does better on their second try). Should I apply early?
Thank you in advance!