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Chance me?

Willd1Willd1 Registered User Posts: 148 Junior Member
edited May 2012 in Brown University
GPA: 3.85ish
I go to a top 15 selective boarding school. When I transferred from my home school my
GPA dropped.

ACT: 35 Composite, 8 Writing

Course Load:
Mostly Honors
APUSH, AP Bio, AP Lit, BC Calc
Above AP level: Modern Physics
Special Study in Politics

Leadership:
Ambassador for School - Second Highest Honor
Senior Patrol Leader in Boy Scout Troop

Clubs:
Fellowship among Christian Teens
Ballroom Dance
Spanish National Honor Society
UNICEF club
Marching Band
Concert Band

Other Extracurriculars:
Original Research in Physics in England
Male Award for Leadership in Academics
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Replies to: Chance me?

  • Portmanteau5Portmanteau5 Registered User Posts: 187 Junior Member
    You have a good chance, but there are several things that you must do depending on what year you are. No matter what anyone tells you, you should try and retake your ACT. Not because you got a 35, but because you got an 8/12 on your writing. You want to make sure a college can't say anything against you, and can say more things for you. I'm sure your boarding school will give you all the counseling you need.
  • cudreamscudreams Registered User Posts: 76 Junior Member
    ^don't listen to him... you can make up for that writing score by writing kick ass essays. It seems that is all that you really need with your GPA . My one concern would be no leadership roles (unless you just didn't list them).
  • LaggingLagging Registered User Posts: 1,162 Senior Member
    Don't retake the ACT, a 35 and 8 is good enough. A few more points on writing is not your priority for strengthening your application. And, as cudreams said, a strong essay will most likely suffice in counteracting an 8 on the ACT writing.
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