Chances for a Non-Traditional Student
I'm 27, currently enrolled at a community college, and will be receiving my Associate in Science in the spring. I'm interested in the following universities: Yale (Eli Whitney Program), Columbia School of General Studies, Johns Hopkins, and UVA. I would greatly appreciate it if someone could provide me with advice, as well as evaluate my chances for admittance into these schools. Thanks so much.
Just completed the honors program
Took General Biology I & II w. honors
About to take Calculus with Analytical Geometry w. honors
I'm in the Honors Club
I'm a Massage Therapist, Yoga Instructor, and Reiki Practitioner.
I played in a fairly successful metal band - written up in the NY Times twice (received a full-page article one of those times), reviewed by the Financial Times, and streamed/reviewed by NPR (on their website). We also did some touring. I sing for another metal band now that's successful, but they're very extreme, so I'm not going to include them in my applications.
I provide weekly hospice care
I just applied to volunteer at a free clinic
I volunteered last year for domestic violence awareness month
I did very poorly in high school. I don't even know my GPA - I just requested by transcript a week ago. I had an interesting family situation, which included taking care of my mentally ill mother alone.
I started college slowly as it had been 8 years since I'd been in high school, and I was working. I took 6 credits for too semesters, and then gradually increased. I'm taking 13 credits next semester (2 classes are sciences with labs).
Additionally, I need to take my SATs, and am currently studying for them.
Thanks so much. I would greatly appreciate anyone's insight.