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National level competitive athlete of non-collegiate sport.

esuhlaesuhla Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
Hello, everyone! Just hoping to get some of your thoughts in regards to the admissions process to top tier schools in regards to athletics in conjunction. My dilemma resides in the aspect of my sport (snowboarding) being non-collegiate. Therefore I am wondering if my achievement in the sport will not weigh in as much as it would if it were a collegiate sport such as football, soccer, etc.

In case relevant:
[UW/W]: 3.86/4.32
[SATI]: 1350
Observed over 40 hours of surgery in OR.
Hospital ER volunteer.
Internship with a chiropractor.
Starbucks barista (11-22hrs/wk).
Taking anatomy at CC.
Live alone in VT during winters (currently Cali resident).
Lived in six different locations, some abroad.
Ranked 48th in the country for slopestyle.

Thank you! :)

Replies to: National level competitive athlete of non-collegiate sport.

  • gardenstategalgardenstategal Registered User Posts: 5,209 Senior Member
    While it isn't something you'd be recruited for, it is something that makes you stand out. Top schools would not necessarily overlook weaknesses in your app, but if you have the stats, this could make your app jump out of the pile. Definitely highlight this achievement!
  • esuhlaesuhla Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
    Thank you! I certainly intend to as well as attempt to really raise my SAT.
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