So after visiting ASU in the fall, I was very interested in the Walter Cronkite school downtown. However, after looking at the admissions stats (Avg. ACT=22), I didn't think the school would be challenging enough academically for me. Which is when I found Barrett, and after some research thought it was the perfect fit, even my top choice.
Yesterday I got my letter back, and I was not admitted. I'm very confused, and this most likely changes all of my plans. I'm mostly just looking for some insight as to what was so unattractive about my portfolio, when I know from similar forums that people were accepted with much less. I'm OOS, by the way.
And am curious as to whether it would be worth it for a student like me to attend without Barrett, or to take the risk and try and transfer in next spring.
Volleyball Captain (3-year club and 2-year school)
National Honor Society Secretary
Newspaper Head Copy Editor
University Interscholastic League Journalism/Spelling competitor
Traveled internationally for mission trips every summer (Nicaragua, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Mexico, etc.)
Strong admissions essay
3 years of German
Unique and personal recommendation letters from: Newspaper Adviser, NHS Sponsor/2-year AP History teacher, 3-year German teacher
11 AP classes total (4 thus far)