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If I could change one thing....

PSedrishMDPSedrishMD Posts: 712Registered User Member
edited January 9 in What Are My Chances?
....about my application, it would be ______ .
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Replies to: If I could change one thing....

  • Synthetic AngelSynthetic Angel Posts: 628Registered User Member
    You should have put a "I like where I stand" choice. I don't really think I would have changed anything.
  • Hippodrome123Hippodrome123 Posts: 232Registered User Junior Member
    I got into my ED school, so I would not have applied to the 4 others.
  • willywonkawillywonka Posts: 617Registered User Member
    I put my extracurriculars. I'm not ashamed of what I've accomplished, but I've just never had the vision that some people apparently have. I never knew it was possible for high school students to do the kinds of things I've heard about on here until I came here.

    I've played a few sports here and there, I've been elected to some positions in some organizations and I've worked 25 hours a week throughout high school, but I just feel like I absolutely pale in comparison to the top applicants.
  • jprencipejprencipe Posts: 440Registered User Member
    Extracurriculars, by and far. I would try to show much more academic initiative and passion outside of the classroom. I do show academic initiative outside the classroom now, but I would have done a lot of serious lab research if I could redo the process.

    Joey
  • allureNY86allureNY86 Posts: 669Registered User Member
    i would add a bunch of international awards to my resume. if i could.
  • Dave_BerryDave_Berry Posts: 33,396CC Admissions Expert Senior Member
    Er. I'm just a junior, but this is still an interesting poll.

    I would have stopped procrastinating in freshman year and worked for more achievements (-__-): eg. studied 10 hrs/ day for the IBO or ICO. lol. The point is, I wished I worked harder so I can have more time for other ECs now.
  • RubensRubens Posts: 95Registered User Junior Member
    my interview..
    I am sure that my extra curriculars and SAT and competetitveness of school make up for the mediocrity of my GPA... however, my interview was one that I will never forget. One stupid answer can break the interview, which sucks. However, I hope they saw my carelessness/bad joke as just that and not stupidity or immaturity.

    Still I would rather take it back and avoid the whole thing.. haha. definitely interview.
  • ysc87ysc87 Posts: 53Registered User Junior Member
    GPA definately. my ECs are fine, except i wish i could've gotten my eagle.
  • FlamingChickenFlamingChicken Posts: 37Registered User Junior Member
    Definately GPA...if I had all A's (i only take AP classes) throughout high school i would be all set.... everything is awesome except my grappy GPA...
  • nanday0nanday0 Posts: 321Registered User Member
    GPA...I got like 4 borderline B+'s
  • quadronquadron Posts: 9Registered User New Member
    GPA/Rank for sure. I slack.
  • StanfordHopeful05StanfordHopeful05 Posts: 62Registered User Junior Member
    I would definitely defintely definitely chance my SAT I and SAT II scores...other than that I think I'm ok.
  • jwlee8jwlee8 Posts: 389Registered User Member
    gpa definitely
    i got 11 Bs
  • courtette44courtette44 Posts: 142Registered User Junior Member
    i totally slack too. like for real, not "maaaah, i got beeeeesss," but like 4 cs and a d. in spanish of all things. what was i thinking? aaah. but my weighted gpa is still like 4.2 and i'm applying to top schools and could actually get in, maybe. not all is lost. but OOH i wish i could change my grades.
  • Dave_BerryDave_Berry Posts: 33,396CC Admissions Expert Senior Member
    i wish i applied to more top schools. basically all the schools i applied to are 1. safety or 2. i have a 50% chance of admissions and they are all within 2 ranks of each other for my major. i thought i would get in all of the safeties and get in 2 out of the 6 good schools i applied to, and i'd visit the two schools and it would be an easy choice because i would be really glad to get into a good school. i ended up getting into every damn school and wondered what if i applied to .... and every school had things i didn't like. this is the worst feeling i believe.
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