This e-mail is in regards of transferring during this upcoming semester, (Spring 09 to be exact) to either Carnegie Mellon, Lehigh University, George Washington University or Colgate University. Since I have a bad HS GPA of 2.4 and a College GPA of 3.62 with 69 credits amassed, I have some mixed reviews and notions about my chances. Also, I never took the SAT because I was unsure and undecided about what I wanted in college. CMU (Carnegie Mellon) says I shouldn't fret about the SAT'S and so does Lehigh and GWU. However Colgate is telling me since I have alot of credentials maybe they can waive the requirement for me. I currently, attend a really good community college (Montgomery College in Maryland) so I know that this will help my chances of admittance but what about my offset HS GPA. I am a biochemistry major, with a Spanish minor and have take wide array of courses from literature, genetics, chemistry, biology, calculus, and even phys ed. With this being said I know that I'm a very well rounded candidate but what about by admittance chances. I have taken at least 6 or seven science classes and 4 math ones to, so what I'm getting at is will this help my chances into the Mellon College of Science at Carnegie Mellon. Also, I should be able to delve straight into my major at any of these schools correct. Lastly, do to an unfortunate mishap, I received a grade of a D and C in college. However I retook those courses and ended up with a B and A. I guess i can include a little grade discrepancy essay right. Finally, the one thing that is mostly on my mind is my college hiatus. Since I haven't been in college for two yrs, (2006 to be exact) I'm concerned that this might affect my chances of admission. However, I still stayed productive by working at a neuro science lab, advertising for a sports agency, and tutoring students in subjects that range from math to Spanish. Now, viewing this what are my chances of admission to these elite institutions?