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Chances for BU ED II?

Asham98Asham98 Registered User Posts: 52 Junior Member
edited January 2017 in Boston University
Hi guys, I'm writing this in a midst of a freakout. BU is a perfect school for me, which is why I applied Early Decision II. I had this interview with this lady at AU, and she pointed out how badly I did at school. I mean, its average, and in my school, its well above average. I've also dealt with anxiety for the majority of my high school. I don't know if I'll get in. Here are my stats, will someone give me an objective POV because I don't believe my friends anymore - they're biased.

PS: I applied to the CGS too, but my field of study is in CAS

GPA: right now, it's an 88/100. That's a steady increase in comparison to my other years, but my first-semester report card is tomorrow, so I'm not sure. It may have gone down to an 85.

Classes: I have 5 APs(Chem, Phys, Bio, Calc I, American Gov), 1 Honors(English), and 5 mandatory by the gov curriculum (sports, religious studies, quranic recitation, arabic, PAL gov) The issue is here, though. My grades aren't great. I have more B's than A's, and I have two or one C per year. Would BU overlook that? I got a C in Geometry and Algebra I in 9th and 10th, and C's in Arabic 2/3 years reported between freshman and junior year. I think I also got a C in physics in one semester but fixed it the next one.

Extracurriculars: My strong point. Inside of school:
-Dance(1 year) -Research (3 years) -Student gov(1 year) -Student newspaper (2 years) -book club (2 years) -theology club (1 year) -science fair (1 year) -internship (a few weeks)

Outside of school: -summer camp -USAID humanitarian packaging -hospital volunteering for disabled -raised money for orphanage -music

SAT score: 600 eng, 590 math, 20/24 essay

Rec letters: Trustworthy people, one from chem teacher, other from social studies teacher, and another from my camp recruiter. I trust they're strong.

Essays: Great, hopefully. Had multiple read through personal statement and my Why BU. I'm also pretty good at writing so I trust those are fine.


I need reassurance, or a reality check. Help?


Replies to: Chances for BU ED II?

  • Asham98Asham98 Registered User Posts: 52 Junior Member
    I know I did better this year, but I'm worried that it's not good enough for colleges to think "She has had anxiety majority of her high school career, but now I see she has pulled herself together and I trust she'll be a great addition." Idk, maybe I'm overthinking what the interviewer said. I just need an objective pov.
  • Asham98Asham98 Registered User Posts: 52 Junior Member
  • plshelpme11plshelpme11 Registered User Posts: 187 Junior Member
    for me, my sat and gpa were below average (1970, 3.5) but my ecs and essays were probably what got me in. if they can see you have a passion for something that counts for a lot
  • Asham98Asham98 Registered User Posts: 52 Junior Member
    @plshelpme11 passion for what you aim to study? In my personal statement I highlighted a tough time in my life, and through that, expressed how much I wanted to help younger kids and people traumatized by war - is that good? Pretty sure my recs also echo this idea.
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