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Student with a 2.92 GPA....chances?

Student1Student1 Posts: 285Registered User Junior Member
edited January 2007 in What Are My Chances?
You don't see many chances threads from students with lower than a 3.0.

Well, here's my situation:

Indian Canadian living in New Jersey. Attending a prestious public high school (princeton high school)


SAT I: 1410 (800M 610R)

SAT II: 710 MathIIC and 600 Chemistry

- varsity basketball
- co-captain of school cricket team
- president of chess club
- orchestra section leader (cello)
- webdesign volunteer work for a small local museum
- medical center as doctor's lab assistant
- guitar and band (participates in annual battle of the bands)
- school computer administration volunteer
- i teach basic computer skills (word, powerpoint, etc) to adults at local library
- started student tutoring organizaiton at library as well


Freshmen year: School in Montreal...so that was a 4.0 GPA

Sophomore year: 3.2 GPA

American Studies Honors: A
AP Computer Science A: B
Algebra II honors: B
English Honors: B
Chemistry Honors: B
French III: B
Gym: A
Health: A

Junior year (here comes the bad part...2.2GPA or something...)

AP Computer Science AB: D
AP Chemistry: D
Physics Honors: C
Trig Honors: C
AP Language: C
Symphony Orchestra: B
Gym: A
Health: B (***)

Senior year (predicted grades around 3.65 GPA first semester)

AP Biology: B
English IV Honors: A
AP Calculus: B
Orchestra: A
International Business and Culture: A
Gym: A
Health: A

I have a reason for this downward trend because i took too many ECs as you can probably tell, but i learned from my ECs what major i want to do which can be a plus side (which is also my essay). The 2.92 doesn't include my senior year, but the crap that was my junior year kill me horribly. Following schools i'm applying to:

Penn State
Georgia Tech
U Illinois Urbana
Wisconsin Madison
UC San Diego

Case Western Reserve
University of Rochester
Carnegie Mellon
Boston U
Boston College
Lehigh University

I will be signing up to be studying engineering because my ECs showed me how interesting it was. my essays should be okay because i know with confidence what direction in college i want to head in.

Any input is truely appreciated. I'm worried sick.
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