I am an American citizen attending a highly competitive international school in Switzerland. I'm applying ED to Smith but I have no idea what my chances are of getting in.
The subjective part of my application is good, but I am not sure if my grades are good enough. I'm doing the full IB Diploma (VERY rigorous program) with a 5.5 average (out of 7) and a 2000 SAT.
Peer Counselor/middle school homeroom leader (2 years)
Newspaper: writer and head illustrator (3 years)
Analytical drawing workshop with professor at Paris College of Art
Major role in student-led play "The Dining Room"
Supporting/speaking role in "Fiddler on the Roof"
Studied Japanese outside of school with an independent tutor (1 year)
Lead percussionist in Concert Band (2 years)
Drum lessons (2 years)
Volunteered at a local cat shelter to help socialize kittens for adoption (1 year)
I am also submitting the art supplement as I'm considering a studio art major (painting), my artwork can be seen here
My Common App essay is about feminism and my struggles with reconciling my feminine gender presentation with my ideas of power and masculinity, several people have read it and said it's great.
So - do I have a chance at getting into Smith, or any other competitive women's colleges (esp. Bryn Mawr and Mount Holyoke) despite my average grades? Thank you! x