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So I found out about Questbridge online. The dates for their College Prep stuff has passed too, so now I am considering applying for their College Match program. I know it's pretty hard to get selected as a finalist and to even get a full ride and scholarships, but are there any tips you guys have to even get me close to there?
My grades aren't the best. I don't have straight A's and junior year is just horrible, especially since my teachers aren't the greatest either. Do my grades alone just make my chances even smaller? I've taken my SAT already and got a 2060, and I might take it again depending on how much I improve on practice tests. As for the ACT, I want to take it, but I don't know if I'm ready yet. As for APs, I took Bio last year because my mom forced me too even though I never took the class and was not prepared at all. I got a 3.. :( and got a six hundred something on the subject test...This year I took AP Chem, AP Lang, and APUSH. I'm planning to take the subject tests for Math II, Chem, and US History.
So basically I'm wondering, if I don't have top-notch grades (which I don't...) are my chances for Questbridge super slim? Because on their website they talk about how most of the recipients are top of their classes. Also, my school has no ranking system. But I do think my extracurriculars are pretty good, but I don't think they're enough to make up for my grades. As for essays and the short answer questions, I guess I will have to work on those...
And also, when filling out the Questbridge application, how does the financial part work? Do you need to send forms and copies of stuff to them? Also, what if on my birth certificate I don't have a dad listed? How do I send financial information pertaining to my biological father?
So to sum it all up...What are my chances? Any tips?