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Chance me?

jipajappajipajappa Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
edited October 2009 in Amherst College
Hi guys. I already know I shouldn't be optimistic, but I just want to know what yall think.
Just as an explanation for my freshman and sophomore grades, my parents were going through an unexpected and relatively tumultuous divorce, and I wasn't really in a place to care about school. Anyways, here goes.

Freshman year- All Bs
Sophomore Year- All Bs

Junior Year
American Lit: A/A
AP American History: B/A
Advanced Physics: B/A
Pre-Calculus: B/A
Filmmaking: A
Latin: A/A
Theater Company: A

GPA: 3.4 :/ But I'm hoping that they'll look at my grades as a junior more.

APs: 5 on AP American History and AP American Gov.

SAT I: 2230: 700M 730CR 800W

-Theater Company Junior and Senior year
-Tutoring at inner-city school Sophomore year (my school canceled the program after that year)
-Founded my school's mock trial team during my Junior year
-Interned with a state superior court judge over the summer

National Merit Semifinalist

So yeah, I know my shots are low, but I figured I may as well ask.
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Replies to: Chance me?

  • avocadosavocados Registered User Posts: 25 New Member
    Your junior year grades are pretty strong, even though your overall GPA may not be. But that's fine because you've shown improvement over the years. Your test scores are great! So in terms of stats, you're looking pretty good. But keep in mind that there are other factors involved as well.
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