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College Admission Help!

AlphaDog1031AlphaDog1031 10 replies8 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
Hey guys! I am currently a senior who plans to be a pre med student (majoring in Biomedical but unsure yet) in college and I would like to receive some input to improve my odds into getting in my desired colleges. Below I listed a general idea of my application. Also, any recommendations on other colleges that would be a good fit based on my profile would be very appreciated. Any help is useful! Thanks!

Grade: Senior
Location: Northern Virginia
Current GPA: 4.11 (Most likely around 4.25 by end of 1st semester)
Current SAT Math: 760, English: 710
Subject Tests: None (plan on taking Math 2 Subject Test during October)

Extracurriculars:
-Volunteered at the DC VA Medical Center for the last 3 years in OR, ER, and Pharmacy. I was able to gain insight in the medical field by shadowing doctors and the medical staff and watching surgeries while also providing help in the hospital such as handling prescriptions for patients, inputting patient surgery information, and distributing medical supplies throughout the departments.
-This last summer, I served as a volunteer intern at a Calcium Signaling Lab, observing and also performing my own labs. I performed labs on my own and also with the help of some of the lead researchers in the department. I also quantified my own and others' data and presented my lab data and progress every week.
-Accumulated over 600 HOURS through this program

-Volunteered at the Walter Reed National Military Center last summer in Occupational Therapy and Surgical Waiting Room. In Occupational Therapy, I helped my supervisor find technology for current and former US military personal who are disabled or impaired from combat to assist them in their current living situation. In Surgical Waiting Room, I comforted the patients families and helped them keep up to date on the current status of their loved one in the OR.
-Volunteered around 90 HOURS from Walter Reed

-Volunteered in the Red Cross for the last 3 years. Served as a Blood Donor Ambassador during this span and helped out in various events to promote general safety from homes to disasters.
-Received around 84 HOURS

-Started volunteering in the Medical Reserve Corps this past year to help improve health and safety of communities and provide emergency support in the case of a disaster

-Founded FBLA in my school and am a member of National Honors Society, Math Honors Society, and Science National Honors Society

Junior Year Course Load:
-AP Language/Comp
-AP Psychology
-AP Calculus
-AP US History
-Physics Honors
-AP Chemistry
-AP Computer Science A
-Study Hall

Current Senior Year Course Load:
-AP Literature
-AP Calculus BC
-AP Biology
-AP Physics
-AP Human Geo
-AP Government
-AP Statistics
-Study Hall

Schools I am interested in:
-VCU
-Virginia Tech
-Penn State (University Park)
-UPitt
-William and Mary
-University of Virginia
-University of Southern California
-University of Florida
-Baylor
-George Washington University
-University of Maryland (College Park)
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  • cptofthehousecptofthehouse 29255 replies57 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Have you looked at the requirements and recommendations for admissions that your colleges have? Do they not care about Foreign language?

    Your GC should be very well versed on your chances of admissions to the VA state schools based on how students like you have done in prior years from your high school.

    I suggest getting your public school apps done ASAP as timing is important. I think you’ll have some early acceptances from rolling admissions schools, covering your safeties. I am assuming money is not an issue.
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  • Mwfan1921Mwfan1921 2056 replies28 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited September 11
    What is your unweighted GPA, core courses only? AP scores?

    And when you say 'biomedical' major, do you mean biomedical engineering? If so, not all the schools on your list offer that major.
    edited September 11
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