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Where could I get in?

NDGriff12NDGriff12 4 replies1 threads New Member
I am a current junior but I am beginning to look into different colleges and deciding on where to apply. Some of my top options include,
- [x] Notre dame
- [x] UVA
- [x] William and Mary
- [ ] Wake
- [x] Villanova
- [ ] Boston College
- [x] Florida
- [ ] UNC
- [ ] Duke
- [ ] Vandy
-Dartmouth
I am hoping to have around a 4.45 gpa when applying because I have taken an insane amount of AP and honors but I have gotten Bs in a few. I play three sports (football, soccer, diving) and was in band for two years and I am in NHS French Honor Society and Science Honor society. I go on a week long mission trip every year and have always been very involved in my church. My dad went to Notre Dame and so I have a legacy there which is my number one choice. I haven’t taken the act or Sat yes but I’m hoping for high scores. What are my possibilities?
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  • merc81merc81 10590 replies164 threads Senior Member
    Tentative academic interests?
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  • cutepugcutepug 100 replies3 threads Junior Member
    Duke, Vandy are out. Dartmouth/Notre Dame you are on the fence or leaning towards an admit. The rest are shoo-ins.
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  • EconPopEconPop 322 replies6 threads Member
    What state do you call home? Some of the public schools you listed are much more difficult to get into for non-residents.
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  • NDGriff12NDGriff12 4 replies1 threads New Member
    Virginia
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  • NDGriff12NDGriff12 4 replies1 threads New Member
    edited November 20
    @cutepug That’s that’s what I was hoping thank you!
    edited November 20
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  • 4Gulls4Gulls 542 replies0 threads Member
    So far, you have a nice profile but there are a lot of missing pieces. You'll want to take both SAT and ACT and see which test is a better fit for you. Buy the books and start practicing. Do you have any AP scores yet? If all 4s and 5s that helps, too. Think about who you will ask for your letters of recommendations. Your essays - and the supplemental essays for many of these schools - will all play a role, too. Being a VA resident helps with UVA and William & Mary. Legacy helps with ND. Good luck.
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  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 42143 replies453 threads Senior Member
    What's your Unweighted GPA?
    ND wants high test scores so start prepping!
    What's your efc? Have your parents indicated what their budget is (ie., how big is the gap)?
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  • RichInPittRichInPitt 1241 replies16 threads Senior Member
    Without standardized test scores, your unweighted GPA, and your school’s weighting process (plus what an “insane” number is), I don’t know how anyone can make a comment. A 4.45 would barely be top 40% at my D’s school but is higher elsewhere.
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  • PublisherPublisher 8750 replies100 threads Senior Member
    Agree that you need actual standardized test (ACT or SAT) scores before anyone can offer a reasonable guess regarding your chances of admission.
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  • NDGriff12NDGriff12 4 replies1 threads New Member
    By insane number I mean I’ve taken ever AP I could have possibly taken at my school so I’ve taken 9. And my unweighted is around a 3.84
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  • NDGriff12NDGriff12 4 replies1 threads New Member
    edited November 20
    Also with that gpa I’m in the top 3% in my school
    edited November 20
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  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 42143 replies453 threads Senior Member
    So, you're in the ballpark. You'd need to have ~4APs senior year (likely Calculus + 3 others depending on what you want to major in - AP Euro, AP French, AP English Lit wouldn't indicate the same profile as AP Physics C, AP CSA, AP Psych).
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