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Chance me for James Madison University? I'll chance you back!!!

graceclassof2013graceclassof2013 Posts: 115Registered User Junior Member
edited November 2012 in What Are My Chances?
I have made JMU chance me threads so many times. And although I have a fairly good idea of what my chances are right now, making these threads makes me feel like I'm doing something instead of sitting around anxiously waiting to be rejected. So humor me. Please. I am pulling my hair out.

GPA: Unknown at this time, but it will definetely be above a 3.5
SAT:
CR: 630
Math: 520
Writing: 580
Class Rank: Top 25%
AP Test Scores:
-AP English Language: 3 (Not the best but there were difficulties with the testing area so we didn't finish)

Academics:
-23/28 credits are A's and B's. So that 82% of my work that has yielded an A or a B.
-I have taken 6 APs (AP English Lang, AP U.S. History, AP Psychology, AP English Lit, AP Government, and AP Statistics) and the rest are Honors.
-I have taken 4 years of Science (3 lab sciences), 4 years of History/ Social Studies, 5 years of Math, 4 years of Spanish, 2 years of Gym, 4 years of Creative Electives, 1 year of Community Service Elective, and 1 year of an Academic Elective (AP Psych)
-I will be recieving an Advanced Diploma

Extra Curriculars:
-Theatre* (Musicals, Plays, Crew)
-Beta Club*
-Key Club* (Officer)
-Student Government Association*
-Mentoring* (Mentor/ Tutor Freshmen)
-Spirit Squad (Cheer at games)
*'s mean I had to audition/ apply/ or be invited into the club based on talent or academic merit

Awards/ Honors:
-2 Core Value Awards (Honesty and Accountability)
-Spanish Achievement Award
-Invitation/ Acceptance into Beta Club
-Honor Roll
-Acceptance into the Mentoring Program

Other:
-I have written an article for a national magazine
-I have done over 100 hours of community service

Intended Major: English

The admissions officer who came to my school said that they weren't looking at GPA this year because it's too subjective to the school and how they decide to calculate it. So other than my GPA how am I shaping up?
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Replies to: Chance me for James Madison University? I'll chance you back!!!

  • exodusdarlingexodusdarling Posts: 37Registered User New Member
    You seem like a good match for JMU. A lot of people at my school (I live in VA, so JMU is pretty popular) have went there and their record wasn't as up to par like yours. That's pretty interesting how they aren't looking at GPA, though.
  • graceclassof2013graceclassof2013 Posts: 115Registered User Junior Member
    Thank you so much! Yeah, it is kind of weird, but it makes since. I live in VA too and this one school in my county inflates grades like crazy so their GPAs are all so much higher than the GPAs at my school. It wouldn't be fair if someone from my school was up against a kid from that school.
  • LiquidBunnLiquidBunn Posts: 78Registered User Junior Member
    The GPA thing is strange. I live in VA as well a lot of people at my school are applying to JMU. I'd say your SAT is a little bit low but your Extra curriculars and course rigor are very good. I would probably say JMU is a high match for you.

    Chance me!
  • scderek4scderek4 Posts: 1,107Registered User Senior Member
    All your extra curriculars will definitely help. bring the SATS up though. but you have a good chance
  • graceclassof2013graceclassof2013 Posts: 115Registered User Junior Member
    Thanks! But my SAT is actually above their mean for the freshmen class of 2016. Plus my parents have spent a fortune on me taking the SAT (I've done it four times), so I'll just take my chances. But thank you!
  • graceclassof2013graceclassof2013 Posts: 115Registered User Junior Member
    Are there any schools y'all wanted me to chance you for? Cause I did say I'll chance back on the thread title :)
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