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Chance for Baylor

churchpianist15churchpianist15 Registered User Posts: 58 Junior Member
edited January 2012 in Baylor University
Baylor is my top choice; what do you think of my chances for admission? Be aware, I'm homeschooled, so some stats like rankings will be missing. ;)
Academics:
SAT: 2180 (perfect writing section, I'm aiming for a 1400) next time
GPA: 4.0
Rank: Hard to tell. I take community college courses and rigorous co-op courses, where I would be like in the top 10%.
I'm not in any AP or honors programs, obviously, because I'm homeschooled, but I am doing dual credit with a community college with great success.Hopefully graduate with a year of college behind me!

Extracurricular: I am not a leader in my school, (kinda small, only 6), but I am heavily involved musically in my community.
-I'm a pianist and practice 2+ hrs a day.
-Student under RMTA, place where I test for music theory, history, compete.
-Accompany once a week for local elementary school (volunteer)
-Director of music ministry for new church (6+hrs. a week, again a volunteer). Rehearse and coach praise team, ensemble, choir.
-Intensive involvement music ministry in prior church (5 hrs a week, 2 yrs.)
-Will hopefully volunteer and shadow music teacher at school this semester
-Applying for member of Dallas Symphony Orchestra's Student Council (by the time I make out the application, I will hopefully have been involved in this a semester or two.)
-Volunteer for music program children's hospital twice a month.
-Heavily involved in youth group, church, tons of community service and service in homeless shelters.

Please chance me! Thanks for your help
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Replies to: Chance for Baylor

  • choirfarmchoirfarm Registered User Posts: 109 Junior Member
    I don't think you will have any trouble getting in. Are you going to be a music major? If so, you look great. You said you have had music theory. Have you had any ear training? That was what I didn't have when I was a music major there and it took me by surprise. No one mentioned it to me in high school. I thought I knew all about theory since I played piano and I knew scales, key signatures, etc. I showed up at the placement test and they played something on the piano and had us write it down on the staff. I had no idea how to do that!!!! Just make sure you get some ear training.
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