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my chances for RIT, Scripps, and Pitzer?

kseajaynekseajayne Posts: 35Registered User Junior Member
edited January 2010 in What Are My Chances?
Background:
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Sex: Female
Residence: FL
Income: Low, Dad is a teacher, Mom runs the plant nursery that we currently live on. (small business, not doing well)
Graduation Year: 2010
Major interests: Biomedical Photography.. (RIT has a major for it, but I would create this major at the Claremont colleges)
School: Private, not sure how competitive
Class Size: Around 300

ACT: 27

SAT II's
Math I: 600
Chem: 560

SAT:
USUALLY just below 1800.
-I'm taking my SAT's again (with extra time for recently diagnosed ADD) because they were low for my usual untimed practice test scores.

GPA:
3.0 UW.. increased from freshman year to senior year dramatically after given proper medication for ADD (possible essay topic...)


-Scholastic Art Awards: 2 Gold Keys, 3 Honorable mentions
-Had work hang in the Drexel Student photography contest exhibit
-2 2nd place school level literary awards
-Photography Club Treasurer (In highest photo class offered at my HS), possibly the president this coming year
-I volunteer with the lower school chess club (since 9th)
-Got $3000 need-base scholarship for Ringling Pre-college last summer
-Interned at a local photography studio this summer
-Photography center summer program (between 9th and 10th)
-Outstanding student award in Photography (x2), Computer Graphics, and 2D Animation
-4 photographs featured on a Stock Photography site (Student competition, only HS winner)


What my essays would be about:
-How the RIT representive at National Portfolio Day recommended me for the Biomed. photo major, a major I hadn't heard of at the time. (They also have something in their system written about me, including his recommendation for biomed. photo)
-my endless list of medical problems leading me to want to be more of a medical photographer.
-my ADD and how it wasn't diagnosed until last summer. Went from straight C's in regular classes to A's and B's in Honors classes after given the proper meds. <- why I have a low GPA
-Spent 2 months in a wheelchair, so I self-taught myself HTML while home from school.

My Photography:
JPG: People: Casi Fleischman
-Mostly macros and abstract pictures.

The other colleges I was looking at were: Besides RIT, Pitzer. and Scripps, I was also looking at Hampshire, SVA, and Bard

Any colleges I should look at? Financial aid is a big must-have, also looking for a Photography major.
Post edited by kseajayne on

Replies to: my chances for RIT, Scripps, and Pitzer?

  • kseajaynekseajayne Posts: 35Registered User Junior Member
  • MattsMomFLMattsMomFL Posts: 802Registered User Member
    another bump for you...
  • cbringenbergcbringenberg Posts: 4Registered User New Member
    Please help me!! I applied to Pitzer regular decision and it is my top choice, but I am really really worried about getting in.

    GPA: 4.6 Weighted, 3.7 Unweighted
    ACT: 32 w/ writing
    Class rank: 3
    I am really, really involved with theater at my school, and I have a part time job at a toy store, but other than that I don't do tons of activities. I do ESL tutoring sometimes and snowboard, and I'm on NHS.
    I'm from Denver, I go to an inner city high school, and I started high school in IB but dropped out before my junior year.
    I did interview with Pitzer too, but my interview seemed really short (only about 15 minutes over the phone) and I'm not sure if I conveyed in my essay well enough the type of person I am. I had one really great recommendation, and two other mediocre ones.

    I also am looking for quite a bit of financial aid.

    I am freaking out about this. What are my chances of getting in?
  • sarsfieldsarsfield Posts: 275Registered User Junior Member
    kseajayne - since you are a Florida resident, have you looked into New College of Florida (public) or Ringling College of Art and Design? I don't know enough about RIT, but I fear your scores and gpa may be too low for Scripps and/or Pitzer.
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