I desperately want to go to lehigh! Chance me please and i will chance back =)
Hi, I'm relatively new to the website but I think I sort of know how to use it. Basically I just want to ask all of you about what my chances are to several schools based on my grades. Anyway so I'm going to be a senior this year and obviously I am looking at schools already. Top schools are BU, Lehigh, and Trinity College. They are basically reaches for me. My GPA out of a weighted 5.0 scale is 3.46 and I scored a 2090 composite on the SAT (Math: 700, Reading: 640, Writing: 750).
Now I bet some of you are wondering why I would waste my time applying to these schools with a low GPA. Also, some of you are probably surprised that i scored that high on the SAT given my GPA. Well let me explain all of this. You see, going into Frosh year, I actually took several honors courses but did very poorly in them. At the time, I really cared less about school and cared more about sports and partying. This was the same story during my soph year. I actually ended up dropping all of my honors classes and received very mediocre grades that year too. After my first two years of hs, I was shocked to realize that I did so poorly and my GPA was a 3.18.
It was finally during my junior year that i decided to start caring about school and my future. Even though I took all reg. classes and only one AP, I was determined to do well in all of them. Turns out, I ended up receiving all A's and only one B+ and my junior year GPA was a 4.05 and overall it is now a 3.46. I was also more than happy with my SAT score. Planning to continue on with my hard work, I am now getting ready to tackle some of the hardest classes at my school which includes AP Physics C E&M, and AP Calc.
People tell me all the time that colleges will love to see the improvement that I made. At the same time, I am having two great teachers write letters of recommendation about my improvement of my grades. But is this all enough for me to get into these schools? in addition, I plan to write essays on my experiences. My extracurriculars include 3 years of football, 2 years of track, and one year of wrestling. I am also a member of Heroes and Cool Kids leadership program at my school, and a certified EMR. PLEASE GIVE ME SOME FEEDBACK!!