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Chance me//LD student

ilovemycoffeeilovemycoffee Registered User Posts: 42 Junior Member
edited October 2009 in Colby College
Hi! I love Colby... I have the grades and extras however I know my SATs will hold me back. I have a learning disability (phonical dyslexia). I would appreciate someone chancing me considering Im an unusal case.

GPA: 4.4
Rank: 8/317
SAT:
1st time:
Verbal:470
Writing:500
Math:450
(I took SAT prep over the summer so its expected to improve)
*planning to take SAT II's in E/Biology, Literature, and U.S History

Courses: My school only has a four block schedule.(im only including AP's and honors)

Senior Year:
AP Literature- estimated B/B+
AP Biology- estimated A-
Pre-Calc Honors- estimated B

Junior Year final grades:
AP Language/Composition- B
World History II Honors- A-
Chemistry Honors- B-

Sophomore Year final grades:
English 10 honors- A
Biology honors- A
U.S History II honors- A

DUAL ENROLLMENT:
Semester 1: Psychology 101- C+
Semester 2: English 111- A
Semester 3: English 112-A-
Semester 4: U.S. History 151 (estimated -A)

Clubs:
National Honors Society(11,12)- Vice President
Gay-Straight Alliance(10,11,12)- President (11th,12th)
Key Club(10,11,12)- Editor (12th)
Drama Society(12th)- Assistant to director/ actress

Student Council- 10th, 11th, 12th
Mentoring freshman- 11th, 12th
Girls mentoring group- 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
GREEN(Environment) Club- 12th

Sports:
JV volleyball- 9th

Volunteering:
Peer mediator to middle school students (10th, 11th)
Help teach journalism class to 7th graders (9th)
regularly assist in my community whenever asked

Work experience:
Public library- aid (Sept 2007-Nov 2008)
Tutor at local school (Dec 2008- present)
Massachusetts General Hospital intern-Research assistant (summer intern 2009)
Research water quality in community- (September 2009-present)

Recommendations:
Teacher 1: Praises me.. Im close with her (AP SCIENCE TEACHER)
Teacher 2: Really good
Guidance Counselor:Excellent

How do I stand out:
-Taking two math courses senior year so Im totally prepared=160 minutes of math (first in my school's history)
-IEP
-raised by single parent who is disabled
-low income
-once was homeless
-selected to study AP Biology labs after school at Harvard Medical School
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