Welcome to College Confidential!

The leading college-bound community on the web

Sign Up For Free

Join for FREE, and start talking with other members, weighing in on community polls, and more.

Also, by registering and logging in you'll see fewer ads and pesky welcome messages (like this one!)

As a CC member, you can:

Chance me, please?

notredameirishnotredameirish Posts: 75Registered User Junior Member
edited January 2013 in What Are My Chances?
This is my very first post on CC, so please forgive me if I was supposed to post this somewhere else.
I am a junior in high school, and I am starting to think seriously about college. I am asian and live in Mississippi (will this give me a disadvantage or anything?)

SAT: CR 670, Math 770, Writing 760 (Essay 9), Total 2200

GPA: about 3.7, maybe a little more
Will take ACT in December

Extra curriculum and clubs:
tennis- very very competitive
piano- I have been playing for as long as I can remember
school tennis team- I have 4 state championships
International Club
Latin Club
NHS
Quiz Bowl
Mock Trial
Environmental Club (treasurer)

Please chance me for:
Williams
Carleton
Amherst
Tulane
Notre Dame
Dartmouth
Duke
Davidson
Washington University St. Louis
Rice
Northwestern
Emory
Georgetown
Wellesley
Cornell
UVA
Swarthmore
Carnegie Mellon
Wake Forest

This list is kind of long, please do not feel obliged to do everything if you do not want to.
Post edited by notredameirish on

Replies to: Chance me, please?

  • commanderkeen42commanderkeen42 Posts: 261Registered User Junior Member
    Your GPA is a little low for a lot of these schools, but if you have a really rigorous course load, it may be more on the average side--I don't know how your school grades. Your SAT is fairly good--but try to bring it up. Your EC's are what concerns me the most--they don't show much uniqueness. An admission officer at any of these schools has already seen the usual NHS, laundry list of clubs, a sport and an instrument--not to put down your accomplishments, though. What they want to see is something out of the ordinary that will make you really stand out. EC's aren't just things you list--you write essays about them, and you want it to really shine, so unless you can write a stellar personal statement about playing tennis, I'd find some additional EC's that really make you stand out. You've still got plenty of time, though, so focus now on your grades because junior year really, REALLY matters most. Your list is pretty long, but that's OK, just put together a list in the coming months that has colleges in these three categories: Reaches (harder to get into, but you've got as good a shot as anyone), Matches (you fit their statistics and have a great shot) and Safeties (statistically, you're likely to get in). At this point, your whole list is mostly reaches and some matches. Try and find some safeties.
    Best of luck to you, my friend, and remember to enjoy your junior year!
  • notredameirishnotredameirish Posts: 75Registered User Junior Member
    Thank you!
    I am taking all APs and 1 honors, so my course load is pretty heavy. I know that my chances to get into these schools aren't too high, so I do have a couple of safeties. I will try to find a unique EC
    Oh and 3.7ish is my unweighted
  • notredameirishnotredameirish Posts: 75Registered User Junior Member
    Bumpppppppppp
  • notredameirishnotredameirish Posts: 75Registered User Junior Member
    Bump bump bump
  • notredameirishnotredameirish Posts: 75Registered User Junior Member
    Bump bump bump bump
  • notredameirishnotredameirish Posts: 75Registered User Junior Member
    bump bump bump
  • IndianKiddIndianKidd Posts: 55Registered User Junior Member
    Williams- Reach
    Carleton- idk
    Amherst- Reach
    Tulane- Low Match
    Notre Dame- High Match
    Dartmouth- Reach
    Duke- Reach
    Davidson- idk
    Washington University St. Louis- Low Reach
    Rice - Reach
    Northwestern- Low Reach
    Emory- Low Reach
    Georgetown- Low Reach
    Wellesley- Reach
    Cornell- Reach
    UVA- Match
    Swarthmore- idk
    Carnegie Mellon- High Match
    Wake Forest- High Match
Sign In or Register to comment.