Williams, Amherst, Bowdoin and other LACs admission questions.
Mainly for Williams, I was wondering how holistic the admissions are and what they really look for. I'm going to be a junior and have a GPA I am not happy with because of my freshman year. I basically took only CP classes and got all Bs. Now I have a 3.5 because this year I took 1 AP and 3 Honors. I am going to be taking all Honors next year with AP Bio (my main interest) and know I can probably only get it to the 3.6 range MAX. I'm basically wondering how this will impact me and what a good EC profile looks like. I feel like I'm doing a decent amount but I am not sure. Sophomore year I did a mentoring program after school for children from troubled hes and coding club. I also play baseball for my town but not school. Next year I am planning on DECA, Enviornmental club, I will be president of coding club, the aforementioned mentoring program, and a morning program where you take in freshman and teach them about highschool and really become their friend. I also plan on helping with special needs sports which my school hosts. I'm also sort of unsure of what holistic means because I know all these things seem so random and not connected and you should show passion and it should tie in with everything you do but to be fair I love each of the things I do and I just want to be active and giving back in anyway I can. To say I'm mad at myself for freshman year is beyond an understatement but I would also love any advice from anyone who's been accepted to Williams or knows about the admissions (or any other LAC that is selective like Williams). Thanks for reading and I'm sorry if this is a jumble, I'm typing on my phone as I don't have a computer for a few weeks since I'm away from home and this is basically how I think. Cheers!