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BartleDooBartleDoo Registered User Posts: 158 Junior Member
edited February 2009 in Amherst College
I'm currently a junior at a very competitive public high school.


SAT I: 720 CR, 790 M, 750 W (2260)

SAT II: 700 Biology (4 on AP), 790 Math II

GPA: 3.88 UW (Most rigorous honors/AP course load possible)

Class Rank: Top 10% out of 200 at a very competitive high school

EC: 4 Years Class Committee, Indoor Soccer Club, 12 years of Piano (Participant of Guild), 2 Years JV Baseball, 2 Years JV Soccer (state champions), and 2 Years Varsity Tennis, Bright Lights Broadway (theater camp), Tutoring in Biology, Member of YIA (Youth In Action, community service organization directed by my school), Member of Relay for Life (Raising donations for cancer).

Volunteering: 50+ Hours-building houses for poor families in local communities (also with Habitat for Humanity), babysitting neighbors, volunteering at a local hospital/job shadows (worked with geriatric patients).

Leadership: Leadership course, Captain of Varsity Tennis

Hooks: My father got his post-doc at Dartmouth.

Recommendations: My teachers will write great recommendations. Plus, I have an extra option to ask the woman I job shadowed at the local hospital.

Post edited by BartleDoo on

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  • mcvcm92mcvcm92 Registered User Posts: 1,192 Senior Member
    Hmm... I would say that you have a great shot at it! Nice SAT and SAT II's and GPA.

    PS: Your "hook" is not a hook (it would be if you were applying to Dartmouth)
  • BartleDooBartleDoo Registered User Posts: 158 Junior Member
    Lol, i forgot to take that part off when I copied my chance thread on the Dartmouth forum. Thanks for your input, it really means a lot. Do you think 700 for Biology E is too low though?
  • superwomansuperwoman Registered User Posts: 751 Member
    I don't think so! I'm taking AP BIO now and I got a 750 on the molecular biology one, evolutionary is definetly harder! At least I think so but you look like you have a good chance, just strengthen those essays! Also, make sure you ask your teachers about recommendations early at least in April or May so that you don't have to be on your teachers backs the first week of your senior year, at least bnotify them that your planning on asking for a recommendation, like a heads up. Other then that, challenge youself senior year, I decided to do that with (5 AP's: Stats, Eng. Lit & comp., comp sci. A, Bio, and Gov & Politics) but don't go overboard like me lol, or you won't enjoy your senior lmao. Good luck!
  • acsophacsoph Registered User Posts: 19 New Member
    I'd say you have a very solid chance. I would not slack off senior year; if you can keep up with the most-rigorous schedule and close to all A's this coming fall, I think you'll be as close to a shoo-in as you can get without a hook.

    And since you seem interested in Dartmouth, I'd add say the exact same thing for them; the two schools are virtually identical when it comes to admissions. Good luck!
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