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What are my chances?

Chris92496Chris92496 Registered User Posts: 26 New Member
edited January 2014 in Colby College
Hello,
I am a current high school junior from New Jersey and I am wondering what my chances would be for applying to Colby.
I am planning to apply ED I.
I have a GPA of 3.7
I have taken all honers/accelerated courses, including three AP's so far (I plan to take 5 next year).
My SAT score is a 1970 after one test (I plan to take it again a few more times)
680 Critical Reading
570 Math
700 Writing
I am a varsity rower, and have been for two years.
I designed, organized, and built a garden composed of plants which were all native to my area to be used my school and local elementary schools for ecological education
I help teach Spanish to kids in a disadvantaged neighborhood near my school once a week
I plan to attend a summer environmental science leadership course this summer from a local university (Drexel).
I participate in a soup kitchen staffed by members of my church almost every month.
I served on the leadership committee for my school's Peer Mentor program, as well as participated in said program for two years.
I was a youth leader for my church's conformation class.
I have been going on a mission trip to rural Kentucky to repair houses for four years.
I plan to go with my school on a service trip to Honduras to build schools this summer.
I have also participated in my school's model UN beginning this year.


What do you guys think my chances are, and what can I do to improve them?
Post edited by Chris92496 on

Replies to: What are my chances?

  • GDMACKGDMACK Registered User Posts: 101 Junior Member
    Looks to me like you need to get your SAT Math score way way up closer to 700. Your GPA is not outstanding, and your math score is way below the median for Colby. Maybe take the ACT? Maybe take the Math subject test for Math 2? Nice extracurricular, but they don't seem exceptional in any way. That is my humble opinion. BTW: Honors is spelled "Honors" not Honers." in your text above.
  • Patagonia1Patagonia1 Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
    My gpa was lower than yours, and I was still admitted ED. ACT score met the average at Colby.

    If you know Colby is your top choice, CONTACT THE COLBY CREW COACH. I spontaneously contacted the coach of my sport, and it turned out that they wanted me there. They offered to write a letter of interest for me(which notified admissions that they wanted me to be on their team) as long as I applied ED1. I am sure this is what pushed me through the applicant pool. I cannot stress it enough how much of a help the letter can be.
  • nannah18nannah18 Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    edited January 2014
    my gpa and sat scores were lower than yours and i got in. your fine
  • allaboutbooksallaboutbooks Registered User Posts: 129 Junior Member
    Raise your math score at least 100 points
  • glidoglido Registered User Posts: 5,962 Senior Member
    Try to get that Math score up a bit. Best of luck!
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