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W&M Chances...

ecrendaecrenda Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
edited January 2010 in College of William and Mary
White, female, OOS (FL currently but military... 3 different high schools in FL, RI, and NC)
GPA- 3.7 UW, 5.something weighted
SAT- 2090 CR-800, Math-640, Writing- 650
SAT IIs- Lit-700, French-610
Took 14 AP Classes.. don't really want to talk about scores except for my 5 in ap lang
Class rank- somewhere in top 10% in competetive high school with a senior class of 600
ECs-
*Mayor's Youth Corps- organization I had to be accepted into. tons and tons of work, I've accumulated about 150 hours from this alone
*Lots of community service (feeding the homeless, etc)
*From the Corps- youth tv show on a local public acces channel I had to audition for. sort of a teen news thing. SO MUCH WORK!! crew members do interviews, behind the camera work, editing...
*Vice President of Youth in Government club
*Vice President of French Honor Society
*One year of varsity track
*Global Studies accelerated curriculum program freshman year
*went on lots of school trips for French and Youth in Government

I think I wrote a really good common app essay and a more than decent supplement essay about going to three different high schools. Good teacher rec from my french teacher and a good counselor rec
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Replies to: W&M Chances...

  • HelveticaHelvetica Registered User Posts: 336 Member
    I think you stand as good a shot as any! :) Good luck!
  • SquiddySquiddy Registered User Posts: 332 Member
    Your stats say you're an excellent fit for W&M academically. And don't worry about your AP test scores, they're only used for credit-granting purposes (the "Advanced Placement" aspect of "AP" courses.)

    You probably already know the bad news - OOS/female is the toughest admissions group to be in, so it'll be tough, (not for you specifically, but for every such applicant.) Nevertheless, I think you've got a good shot at admission.

    One thing that *might* work in your favor - Williamsburg is near a lot of military bases (primarily Navy, though there is this camp nearby...), so I'd make the guess (and it's only a guess) that the adcoms might be more sensitive to the difficulties of being a "military brat."

    Anyway, best of luck!
  • W&M AdmissionW&M Admission College Rep Posts: 2,321 Senior Member
    W&M Admission will certainly take into account the fact that you've been to 3 high schools and how that can affect one's transcript and extracurricular involvements. It sounds like you've performed admirably despite all the moves. Definitely a competitive applicant though unfortunately for any applicant, W&M has more competitive applicants in the pool than it has spaces in the incoming class forcing tough choices and leaving some competitive applicants without an admission officer you're definitely someone who will be considered.
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