Advice for a high school junior and a chance, perhaps?
GPA: 3.86 UW/4.25W
SAT: 2150 (2160 superscored)
I haven't taken any SATIIs yet...a mixture of procrastination and laziness
but I'm planning the US History one (which I think I'll do really well on because I LOVED the class and had an excellent teacher.) and the math one...
APs: 5 on Euro, took Calc BC, AP Lang, APUSH, and AP Physics B this year. I think I failed the Physics one. Oh well.
Didn't take the ACT but I might if I have enough prep time and it works out.
Senior year courses:
Human Physiology Honors
Thing is, my high school isn't very competitive at all. Maybe the top 10 students like to get really aggressive about grades, but we have a 60% grad rate. Do they take that into account?
Piano (for 10 years)-- basically studying master works now
Chinese School (12 years or so)
Book Club (3 years)
Volunteering with the local library and Sister Cities
I know it's pretty pitiful, but my school isn't really open to more academically oriented clubs...I tried to start a few but everyone basically bailed on me. :/
Won a writing competitions
Sister Cities International/local
PTA Reflections literature
Taking community college courses this summer and this fall--they're free so that's a nice plus
Financially I have no idea, because we're rich on paper through investments, but it's not like we can afford to send me to private school for 50k a year.
I think I can get a pretty good rec from my history teacher, but I'm not sure about the other one.
As for essays, I'm willing to pour my heart and soul into this. I keep hearing that Wellesley really values writing, so I want to talk about how reading/writing pretty much saved me. I was a really awkward child and got bullied a lot in middle school, and books were pretty much the only things that got me through.
For the Wellesley supplement, I want to talk about a more personal college experience compared to the vastness of public school, and a personal connection to the other students and professors. Maybe also throw a thing or two about having some really great teachers in high school that were great because they took the time to get to know students' strengths and weaknesses and worked to improve their understanding of the material, rather than just teaching the material and moving on. Some teachers really took the time to stay updated with students' progress and comprehension on a personal, one-on-one level.