The holistic view?
I'm ending my junior year. Currently getting distracting studying for AP exams, but who doesn't? Anyway, I pretty have an idea that UNC is my number 1 choice when I begin applying to college. I had a meeting with my college counselor last week and she pretty much told me not to bother applying and to just stick to my states flagship, University of Missouri. I know it's hard to get in out of state. I don't have the best GPA/class rank because I didn't really work hard my freshman and sophomore years of high school (straight Bs pretty much, in all honors and one AP classes). Lots and lots of extracurricular stuff and volunteer service, Eagle Scout. I have decent tests scores so far that I plan on improving, but reading a lot about UNC and after visiting a couple weeks ago I've seen that GPA and test scores aren't even that big of a part of the application process. So I suppose my main question is: is she right? I mean do I really have no chance if my GPA is shot? I have a lot of passion about other things and didn't realize until my junior year that getting As is easy and feels great!