I'm in a similar predicament as another poster here, but I'm seeking different advice.
I applied to 16 schools, here are the most relevant:
And my stats:
3.5 UW/4.1 W
Lots of community-oriented ECs (tutouring for years, environmentalism, social activism)
Latina & Black, ESOL
1st Gen, daughter of 2 immigrants, single parent household
Below 40k income, 3 person household
I'm considering taking a gap year in order to raise money for college & for a service trip in Latin America, if I'm not accepted into Wellesley. (I also found a few schools that I hadn't heard of that I'd like to apply to.)
I've read conflicting advice on CC/other sites; some advise against it, while others cite the low aid transfer students receive & how a gap year can aid your application.
Does anyone have experience (positive and negative with this) and could give some advice? Thank you!
Please let me know if I forgot some information.