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golden_fish12golden_fish12 Registered User Posts: 52 Junior Member
edited November 2005 in Bryn Mawr College
I'm a junior in high school and was thinking of applying to Bryn Mawr next fall. I haven't taken SATs yet, but based on this information, (let's assume SAT's are acceptable) what are my chances of acceptance?

-white, international female
-previously at competitive private school, before moving to US and attending competitive public school
-previous school worked ahead a year, I'm only a junior but am working on senior level courses

CUMULATIVE GPA over past 3 years, 3.8(unweighed)
-fresh GPA - 3.75 u/w
-soph GPA - 3.889 u/w
-junior(1) - 3.857 u/w
-estimate GPA for junior(2) - 3.8 u/w, 3.92 w

-COURSES FOR JUNIOR(2):
-English 12
-Dramatic Arts
-Gov't
-Trig/Math Analysis
-AP Chem
-Gourmet Foods

-SCHEDULE FOR SENIOR YEAR:
-AP US History
-French 4
-AP Lit
-Physics
-AP Bio
-AP Calculus AB

-EC's:
-Band ensembles: jazz, concert, senior level(9,10,11a)
-Alkahest Chem Honour Society (11b,12)
-Mu Alpha Theta (11b,12)
-Drama Honour Society (11b,12)
-Cooking/Child Care Club, treasurer(11b)
-participated in numerous theatre festivals
-private music lessons
-horseback riding, not competitively (9,10,11,12)

-HONOURS:
-Duke of Ed, bronze level(silver to be completed very soon)
-Proficiency Award (9,10,11a)
-Music Award (9,10)

-OTHER:
-school exchanges to Japan and England, (am v. interested in study abroad and internship opportunities)


At prev. school I took the highest level of courses possible, and they did not offer AP or honours classes. My main concern is the rigour of my courses will not look favourable to admissions officers, especially my junior year. Coming into a new country, not just a new school, we were unsure as to where I would be so we withheld on enrolling in more AP's and honours classes. However, do not get the wrong idea from my junior courses. I am an extremely hardworking student, and will get stellar teacher recs when I apply next year.
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Replies to: Chances?

  • golden_fish12golden_fish12 Registered User Posts: 52 Junior Member
    Very embarressed to do this, but are there really no opinions?

    Any sort of comment will be greatly appreciated.
  • iamnotabronteiamnotabronte Registered User Posts: 387 Member
    hi!
    I'm really sorry, but I don't know very much about international admissions. Do you have SAT/ACT scores yet?:) Your courseload looks good and your travel experience and extra-curriculars are interesting. keep up the good work!:)
  • golden_fish12golden_fish12 Registered User Posts: 52 Junior Member
    iamnotabronte:

    Thanks for replying! I should be more specific, I am a US resident, however have citizenship elsewhere..so I believe I would be a normal applicant? I've asked several admission officers, and they all seem a little confused so I'm not quite sure right now!

    I don't have SAT/ACT scores yet, I obviously hope I do well but am not the best test taker out there, so we'll see how that goes!
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