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
Math I: 600
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.
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.
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.