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juliad423juliad423 Registered User Posts: 15 New Member
edited June 2006 in Carleton College
i know this isn't technically where the "what are my chances" posts are supposed to go, but everywhere else ppl seem obsessed with the east coast ivy leagues schools...

Grade: Senior
GPA: 4.0 (unweighted) 4.057 (weighted)
Rank: 1/580
AP Classes: English 11, English 12, Chemistry, Calculus (AB), Micro-Economics (we have very few AP's actually offered so it sucks but oh well)
Other Notable Classes: Spanish I-IV, Orchestra since 6th grade

ACT: 34
SAT: Critical Reading-730
PSAT: 210
National Merit High Scorer (crossing my fingers still on further placement)

Synchronized Swimming (7-12 grades)
-varsity letter every year
-Most improved swimmer (7)
-Coach's varsity award (11)
Orchestra (6-12 grades)
-i play violin and viola
-sophomore cabinet representative (10)
-vice president (11)
-president (probably 12th, not sure yet)
Math Team (8-12 grades)
-captain (12)
Mock Trial (9)
Northern Stars Leadership Conference (10)

National Honor Society
-Vice President (12)
Special Olympic Softball Coaching (10-12)
-30 to 40 hours every summer/2 nights a week
Volunteer Coaching Mock Trial (11-12)
Church Youth Leadership Team (11-12)

Starbucks inside Target (10-12)
-10-25 hours/week year round
Personal Care Assitant for a mentally disabled adult (8-12)
-10-15 hours a week (mostly in the summer)

PROFILE: White/middle class/suburban/female/Minnesotan : \

The only thing that concerns me a little is a lot of people have had internships already and i haven't been able to do any of that. i applied for an internship with the district attorney's office, but didn't get a reply (probably because it was a college internship that they said "just go ahead and apply... we'll see what happens").

Let me know what you think my chances are for carleton. Also, if there is anything else i should focus on improving, let me know.
Post edited by juliad423 on

Replies to: chances?

  • fireflyscoutfireflyscout Registered User Posts: 5,424 Senior Member
    I can't imagine what you could improve on - everything is excellent. Start thinking about your essay and answering the "Why Carleton?" question. Have you visited and interviewed?

    Good luck!
  • wbm777wbm777 Registered User Posts: 149 Junior Member
    Chances look very very good to me. I think if you show interest in the school and put thought into the essays, especially those specific to Carleton then you will have a great chance at admission. The key is interest though, if a school like Carleton believes they are "just another school" on your list, then they will likely reject you or waitlist you regardless of your qualifications. They want people who genuinly want to go to Carleton. Good Luck!!!
  • Maize&BlueMaize&Blue Registered User Posts: 636 Member
    Carleton's President Oden has made numerous statements that he has charged the admission's office with the task of admitting passionate learners. Your vitae certainly shows many examples of a passion for learning. Essay-wise, you may want to focus how you delve into one or several of these experiences for learning's sake (if that is indeed how you view your EC's).
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