Is there anyway I can get into William and Mary?
Alright guys, help me out here. I aspire to go to William and Mary first of all because it's a great school, second of all because I like Virginia. I have family who lives down there and it's much more my speed. I plan to become a dependent of my grandmother and so then apply as an in-state student, which will greatly bolster my chances. Some problems, however, mostly with my GPA:
GPA: 3.4-3.5 (This is a problem. It's mainly this low because I struggled for years with anxiety disorders and depression and had trouble concentrating, being motivated, or even going to school)
SAT I: 2190
(CR = 730, W = 760, M = 700)
SAT II: WH (790) (I just finished junior year and plan on taking more SAT IIs in my senior year)
AP: WH (4) (I only took one AP because I am now home schooled. I basically had to become home schooled because my anxiety disorders were too much of a burden; before I left, I was in AP European, AP American, and AP Psychology. I didn't get to take the tests, though, obviously. Can I make up for that with summer courses while also bringing up my GPA?)
Extracurricular activities: I help out at my church every week, running the cameras. I was on the debate team at my school as well as the school newspaper. This summer I will be volunteering for political candidates in my area, going door to door and getting petitions signed. I also want to volunteer for NAMI.
Special Skills: I taught myself Latin in my spare time, and plan on taking a Latin SAT II based off of my own, self-taught knowledge.
So, as you can see, I'm sort of a sporadic train wreck. I see a few options, such as taking summer courses to raise my cumulative high school GPA. However, I don't think my family will pay for them. We're not going to get any assistance either because we make too much money (go figure). I really don't know what to do. Should I include all my troubles in my essay, and let them know exactly what I was going through? I'm not going to try and foster sympathy from them, I'm just going to tell them the truth. Should I retake the SAT and try for a better score...?