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xkito23xxkito23x Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
edited February 2010 in College Admissions
I am a 13 year old freshman at a high school in Virginia. I am really worried about getting into colleges when my time comes. I have a 4.27 GPA & I have always been an A & A+ student. So it will remain this way. In addition, I do a lot of volunteering. This includes volunteering at libraries, hospitals, etc. I also take rigorous courses during the years. For example, I am a freshman & I am taking honors Biology (a sophomore class) & Alg. 2 with Trig. (a sophomore/junior class). The only thing I really lack are extracurricular activities. I am no good at sports. What kind of extracurriculars should someone like me do? Any suggestions? Also, what other suggestions can you guys give me to make sure I will get into some college. I am really worried. My parents keep me worried all day & night long; they think what I have is not enough. Part of me agrees, but is it really all that true? Please help!!!

P.S. My goal is to get into UVA, which works out because I have the in-state advantage.
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Replies to: Help me!

  • crazedcrazed Registered User Posts: 1,972 Senior Member
    Join clubs at you HS when the time comes (9th grade.)
    Be consistent and try to remain nin at least a couple for all 4 years.
    Do some volunteer work

    BY the way, anything prior to 9th grade as far as EC's, awards, etc. will not be known to the colleges you apply to. The only thing on your transcript may be an 8th grade honors course (required course most take in ninth grade) or foreign language.

    Stop worrying and just develop good organization and study skills at this point.
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