I am a white male applying RD... from Florida if that counts for anything.
Cumulative GPA: 4.279
Class Rank: 30/580
Commended National Merit Scholar (11)
National Merit Scholar Semifinalist (12)
Competitions and Awards:
District Marching Festival, Superior (11,10,9)
District Jazz Festival, Superior (11)
Seminole High School
Marching Band (Bass Guitar, Timpani, Chimes)
11-Pit Section Leader (most improved section award)
10-Pit Section Leader
Jazz Band (Bass Guitar)
Show Band (12) Bass Guitar
Student Congressional Representative (11)
Sophomore Class Council Representative (10)
Wind ensemble (9) Bass Clarinet
Church Band (12-8) Bass Guitar
Newspaper internship/column (12)
Pre-IB Summer Program, Teaching assistant (12)
Installing roofs on the houses of impoverished people (11,10)
Teaching Spanish an Elementary School (10)
My essay is a great non-cliched heart-warming tear-jerker.
Amherst is my favorite college. I've liked so many colleges over the past two years, but Amherst has always been up there, and usually it has been my favorite. I want to apply ED but my parents won't let me. Do I stand a chance with RD?