chance me - will chance back
new info, new post
List of Schools:
University of Chicago - first choice
I plan to apply for financial aid. U of C is need blind for canadians while columbia is not. How does applying for financial aid (lots) generally effect ones chances?
Grade Level: Junior
Rank: doesn't tell us rank, though they say they can calculate it upon request.
I'm pretty sure my guidance counselor said they do it based on grade 11/12 years (if so, I'd be top 5%)
If they don't, and do it based on all four years - I'd be around top 15/20%.
UW - school doesn't offer AP
W - 3.5 (low, I know - upward trend, though.)
I had a 96% average semester 1 junior year, and expect the same for the current semester as well as senior year.
Classes: We have two 'levels', I have always taken the hardest.
- Film ( I film/edit my schools events, as well as some of my own 'personal' project/series. I'm in a film program; and, know proper lightening techniques and camera skills)
Plan on submitting an art supplement to showcase work.
- Stage Crew (Set up lighting, audio for school events)
- 100 hours community service at community centre
- 200 (non paid) hours of work at local independent theatre
I'm asking for perspective (a.k.a chances) as my GPA leaves me full of doubt, and quite frankly, has resulted in a tremendous amount of contemplation on whether I should even apply.
Assuming my essays and recommendations are of high caliber, do you think I have a shot?
Honest opinions and/or constructive critics > misleading ego boosters / beating around the bush.
Suggestions for whaat I should do this summer could be pretty awesome too.