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Chance me at W&M

falco414falco414 Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
4.3 W & 3.8 UW
1330 SAT (gonna try to get to at least a 1400)
Normal family
First generation (My mom only got an associates, so I'm not sure if I'm really first generation)
VA

Honors: Award of Excellence in Policy Debate (awarded by the state), National Speech and Debate membership with Honors, National Honors Society, AP Scholar with Distinction

ECs: Debate (2nd Place in the state in policy debate), Marching Band (rank captain), Literary Instruction and Training Club (history/english tutoring i co-founded and am the president of), National Honor Society, Greater Richmond Youth Wind Ensemble (audition), Central Virginia Wind Symphony (concert aired on local news channel),

APs & scores where applicable (10+1(self-studying) + all A's in these courses so far): AP World History - 4, AP US History - 4, AP Macroeconomics - (5), AP Language - (4), AP European History - (5), AP Calculus AB, AP Physics C: Mechanics, AP Physics E&M (I'm not taking this formally since our school doesn't offer it, so I'm going to stay after school and learn it with my friends and teacher), AP Psychology, AP US Government, AP Literature
Honors: Honors Physics (A), Honors English in 9 and 10th grade (A), Honors World History I in 9th grade (A) Honors Algebra II (B), Honors Trigonometry (A), Honors Biology (B+), Honors Geometry (B)
Regular: Chemistry (A), French 1 (8th grade) and French 3 (both A's), French II (C+), Algebra I ( 8th grade, A+), Advanced Band/Concert Band/Symphonic Band/Wind Ensemble (taken throughout high school, A+), PE (A in 9th and 10th grade)
IMPORTANT: My B's and C were all from 9th grade except for the B in geometry which was in 10th grade. Also, so far I have earned all A's in my AP classes, which are the ones that I have the score for.
SENIOR COURSES:
AP US Government
AP Psychology
AP Calculus AB
AP English Literature
AP Physics C: Mechanics
Honors Global Studies
Wind Ensemble
Self-Studying AP Physics: Electricity and Magnetism

Replies to: Chance me at W&M

  • illiteratemoronilliteratemoron Registered User Posts: 72 Junior Member
    I'd say you have a real strong shot if you applied ED, and good chances anyway if you applied RD, especially if you can get that SAT up.
  • JTF1222JTF1222 Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    Looks like an almost sure shot in, definitely apply ED.
  • TTGTTG Registered User Posts: 1,405 Senior Member
    Yes, apply ED if you are sure it's your first choice and is affordable (school has a new initiative to work hard to be more broadly affordable for students who need financial assistance)
  • aero18aero18 Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
    edited July 21
    Seems in their range but will you like the student body culture? They are a little bit of a quirky left of center gay friendly liberal arts college. If that’s you then yes/ if not look elsewhere. Completely different than UVA or W&L.
  • shawnspencershawnspencer Registered User Posts: 3,110 Senior Member
    @aero18 What in OP's post indicated that they would not be interested in the environment? Frankly I would be more concerned about the OP fitting in like a place like UVA or Washington & Lee. Considering that the OP is from a first-generation student background and most of those students from UVA and W&L schools come from significantly higher socioeconomic backgrounds, I would put in extra consideration to make sure that those colleges would be a good fit. Also most colleges nowadays are friendly to LGBT individuals, and again I would be concerned if it was to be frank, because it could signal that there may be other backgrounds that may not as feel welcome there. You are correct that those colleges have very different environments though.
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