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Do Colleges Look at the Person?
Im a very smart and outgoing person. I go to a very prestigious school and get a's and b's, but i'm concerned about my chances of getting into college. I do community service outside of school, as I would rather do it out of kindness and not out of desire to look good and get hours. I am taking 1 AP this year and 2 next year. My main question is do colleges look at the person behind the application rather than just the numbers (test scores,gpa). The reason that I don't have the greatest GPA is that I have a small learning disability as a side effect from having Leukemia as a child. I have to work twice as hard at everything I do just to be at the same level most people are on the AP track at my school. My question boils down to, with a 3.9 GPA, lots of community service, and I manage the schools championship division 1 soccer team, can I get into decent colleges such as the UC's?
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