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Should I apply REA or Regular?
readytogobro 2 replies2 threadsRegistered User New Member
edited August 17 in University of Notre Dame
I know that my top choice school is the University of Notre Dame. I want to apply to the restrictive early action deadline, although it isn't recommended just because it's your first choice school, so I can know sooner. The thing I'm scared about is my GPA. I have a 3.62 unweighted, mostly consisting of A's and B's, but I earned a C in the second semester of my junior year (earned in precalc). It's the only C I've ever earned but I don't want my downward trend to prevent me from getting admitted. I believe that if they truly review applications holistically, I could get in. To name a few things about my background and some of my key extracurriculars: I am an extremely underrepresented minority (Samoan), captain of the track team, placed at state, competed at nationals, high school all American in rugby, founded a club at my school, took leadership all 4 years of high school, was a featured student speaker at a national leadership conference, I go to public school, and I'm from the Pacific Northwest. I'm not quite in their mid 50 SAT range (I scored a 1300, their mid range is 1410-1530), but I'm taking it again in October. Should I take the risk and apply early, or should I apply regular decision so I can show my hopefully improved grades from first semester of my senior year?5 replies