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Chances of getting into Colby

kunZ97kunZ97 Registered User Posts: 16 New Member
edited December 2014 in Colby College
I am a junior and is getting a high school diploma from my high school by the end of this year.

I am a Chinese but U.S. permanent resident. So I can speak Chinese. (count as a foreign language hopefully)

GPA: 3.67 (our school have 4.00 and the following is 3.67, there is no 3.8x or 3.7x or 3.9x) unweighted

Class Rank : 7 out of 150+

AP scores: Calc BC 5, Physics C Mech 5, E&M 5, Computer Science A 5 (many of the APs are self studied)

Curriculum: I've read a lot of books in math and a lot classes as well. Active member of AoPS. Very extensive experience in elementary mathematics as well as proof writing. I've also took many classes on Coursera or edX. I intend to make a self reported course list and send it to the college.

Junior Curriculum : AP Psych, AP Stats, AP composition, Honors Bio, Independent Art, Honors Calculus 1 and 2 at Colby College(more like a intro to analysis course. and I got a A+ for the Calculus 1, Calculus 2 has not started yet) English Composition at a local college ( school require me to take 2 english this year in order to graduate...)

SAT subject : physics 760, math 2 800.

TOEFL : 104

ACT: Took on Dec 13th. around 28-30. more like a 28. didn't finish the last passage in reading...

Extracurricular: nothing amazing. I participated in math club all those years and won some small awards.. there is community service, I play an instrument, and participated in sports team last two years. Participated in online math classes as well as a summer camp in math.

Recommendation: Will receive good recommendations from a Colby College Professor (who applied college without finishing high school. so similar experience), math. And a english teacher. Good guidance recommendations too.

Other interests: I really loved problem-solving. Not just in math, but also physics, econ and real world problems.

What are my chances in getting into Colby College? Should I apply ED2? or should I leave ED2 for Swarthmore college.

Replies to: Chances of getting into Colby

  • hoops24hoops24 Registered User Posts: 24 New Member
    Who knows what these colleges are looking for anymore. Just read about the vast number of 2300+ SATs and 3.9 gpa deferrals at Northeastern and other schools. Colby has an interim Dean of Admissions, new President, no Athletic Director, etc. so expect changes. An admission counselor told me that Colby's push is for diversity so who knows exactly what that means?? Good luck.
  • kcfitzgekcfitzge Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    Hi there - I'm an admissions assistant (and current student at Colby). What you have written here looks great - my best advice to you would be to apply ED 1 or ED2, as we admit a higher percentage of those students. That said, only apply ED to Colby if you're sure you want to go here, as the agreement is binding once you have been accepted (provided that you can afford tuition, with or without financial aid). Of course, admission is not guaranteed anywhere, but your grades look like they're in the range of accepted Colby students, which is excellent!
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