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OOS Male Chances

Collins22Collins22 Registered User Posts: 46 Junior Member
edited January 2010 in College of William and Mary
Stats;
UW GPA: 3.67
W GPA: 4.0
Rank: Top 25%
Rigor of schedule: Most difficult my school offers. Eight AP's total, including five this year. AP Calc AB, AP Chem, AP Lit. and Comp., AP Macro Econ, and AP US Gov.

ACT: 32

EC's:
Youth Group-extremely active member compiling more than 400 community service hours. I have taken multiple service project trips with youth group as well as volunteering at a local soup kitchen.
Boy Scouts-I am an Eagle Scout and had to complete my own project with fundraising and coordinating it and everything. I have also helped other boy scouts out with their projects. Around 200 Hours of community service.
NHS-I am an NHS officer this year and have done service work with my NHS chapter through Habitat for Humanity.
Varsity Track-I am a member of my school's track team (11th, 12th). Last year i received an award from the coaches and was named best male sprinter.
Prom Committee-In my junior year I participated on the prom committee. We had weekly meetings and planned, fundraised for, and set up for my school's prom.
Varsity Football-(10th, 11th)
Student Government- I am my school's senior class vice president.

Awards:
AP Scholar (World H-3, APUSH-4, AP Lang-4)
First and Second Honors at my school
National Honors Society
Spanish National Honors Society
Service Award (for the completion of more than 100 community service hours in a school year.

Essays:
Common App: My essay was a narrative about a service project i did in Orlando over the summer where i interviewed homeless people so they could get identification cards. I talked about how it opened my eyes to so much that i would have never experienced.
WnM Supplement: I created a video in response to the optional submission. The video talked about me and the different aspects of my life. Everyone who saw it was extremely impressed. I think it is going to be a huge help for admission.

Rec's:
Counselor: I am not sure to be honest. He is a great writer and likes me well enough, but I am not sure it will be moving. He should be impressed with my motivation and determination as a student.
Teacher: My APUSH teacher is writing it and he will write me an AMAZING recommendation. I made amazing progress in his class and he writes great letters.

I am applying to WnM because a friend who was accepted ED suggested it strongly and seemed extremely into it. I figured it wouldn't hurt to apply.

Thanks
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Replies to: OOS Male Chances

  • HelveticaHelvetica Registered User Posts: 336 Member
    Obviously, the rank and gpa are not all that flattering. HOWEVER, I think your supplement, ACT, and hard course load could really benefit you. I think you should get in. Best of luck!
  • W&M AdmissionW&M Admission College Rep Posts: 2,321 Senior Member
    "I am applying to WnM because a friend who was accepted ED suggested it strongly and seemed extremely into it. I figured it wouldn't hurt to apply." -- That's a great attitude and what selective admission is all about. Because W&M has no minimum criteria, anyone who's interested should apply and receives due consideration. Keep in mind profiles are only norms. So while 80% of those admitted graduate in the top 10%, a full fifth of those admitted do not. Sounds like you still have some great qualities to offer. Good luck!
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