Okay, so I've been reading people's threads about how they don't think they have a chance when clearly there SAT scores speak for themselves. I'm not saying that anyone can accurately predict what your chances are but if you score in the middle 50 % range of a colleges admitted pool, including having the high gpa and great extracurriculars, as well as a great package, chances are you have a better chance then another applicant who's scores are low (me) and gpa is not that high (me) but have great extracurriculars and everything else is fine.
so here it goes, this is a chance thread for all those applicants that REALLY think they don't stand a chance. to display what I mean these are my stats:
GPA: 4.5 UW ( out of 5.0); 3.7 out of 4.0 (school grade's weird)
ACT: taking nex weekend hoping for 28 but definetly might get a 25
SAT I: CR 510 M 590 W 550 (after 3 times; I get extremely nervous when taking tests to the point that I pass out, I did the first time I took it; =/
SAT IIs: Math 1- 650 Math 2- 700 Chem- 540 : (
Junior: English Language- 4 History- 4
Senior: Comp. Sci A- getting 98 right now-hoping for a 4 on the exam Biology- hoping for a 5 on exam, English Lit & Comp- hoping for 3 on the exam
National Honor Society, Science League, College Bowl, Mock Trial Program, Yearbook Committee, Rachel's Challenge, Newspaper Club as well as Volleyball for two years, Soccer for two years, and Track for 3 years.
I am a La Verdad substance abuse prevention peer leader, a part of my city's Youth City Council, Northeast Tobacco Youth Advisory Board, part of the 84 Statewide Tobacco Crew, Anti-Violence Club at North Shore Community College, Reach out and Read volunteer at the local Community Health Center, NHS tutor at my school, Girls Incorporated Tutor, Fourth Grade Sunday School Teacher for two years, Walk for Hunger 2008 organizer, Liver Foundation Walk, and an Obama campaign volunteer this year, as well as many other volunteer opportunities during my high school career.
Work/Research Experience (in the summer):
-participated in SummerLab Biotechnology program at BU MEd school, now in CityLab Scholars at BU MED school.
-AP Scholars program-AP BIO
Essays: great! I wrote about becoming a women in an all-women environment after coming back to America at 10 (also talked about challenges here too)
Teacher Recs: great! I got to read one of them and the teacher was very very honest about my habits in class!
Counselor Rec: idk...I barely talk to him and everytime I do all he says is "that school would give you alot of money because of your ethnic status-maybe you can play that up" ridiculous
why brown essay- talked about the fair-that's mostly how i stumbled upon brown
-I recently wrote a grant for Girls incorporated and we were awarded it accordingly $10, 000 to fund a role model's tobacco group which I am leading. I was also given an award for being the National Finalist for Excellence in Youth Advocacy Award and given a citation by the mayor of my city....I sent a copy of this award and citation.
Anyone else who feels like they have no hope. feel free to post your stats! =/
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