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So i'm considering applying EA to umass amherst, but i feel as if im borderline on being accepted. My sat score is a 1620, and i recently took the SATs again october 5th, I assume i scored around 1700-1750.
btw i'm in state at a top public school (Andover)
-my UW gpa is around a 3.3/3.4, and my weighted gpa is a 3.7.
-my act is a 25 but i dont plan on sending that in
-i've had a great upward trend in my gpa (B's and 1 C my freshman year, B's and 2 A's my sophmore year, and almost all A's junior year).
-I feel as if I wrote a fantastic essay, but i suppose its up for the admissions people to decide that
-I did varsity track all 4 years of highschool, and will be a captain this year
-I played varsity football for 2 years as well
-I played freshman basketball too
-2 AP course (US history my junior year, and computer science A this year)
-all honors courses except for spanish my junior year, and all honors courses this year
-volunteering for multiple charity walks / library at my town
-my teacher that is writing my recomendation loved me so i expect a great letter of recomendation.
So what do you guys think. Should i continue to apply early or should i wait until RD so i can boot my gpa a little bit more? I believe i can continue to send updated SAT scores but im not 100% sure. Can you guys give me some feedback?