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Chance me please :)

lincoln2591lincoln2591 Registered User Posts: 39 Junior Member
edited December 2008 in Denison University
If I have a good chance I will send in the application right now, but if I don't my parents said I can't waste their money. Unfortunately, I just realized Denison would be a good match for me. If I had realized earlier, I would have applied early decision.

GPA: 3.5 uw 3.77 w
ACT: 26

Honors English and Social Studies 3 years
Honors French 1 year
Honors Forensics Class 1 year
Normal level math & science (currently taking pre-calculus and physics)

Student Government (9th-12th)
Field Day (9th-12th)
Spring Musical Chorus (9th-12th)
JV Lacrosse (9th-10th)
Varsity Lacrosse (11th-12th)
Forensics Team (10th-12th)
Interact Community Service Club (10th-12th)
Oakland Activities Association Leadership
Conferences (11th-12th)
Yearbook (11th)
National Honors Society (11th-12th)

Senior Class President (12th)
Vice-President of Sophomore and Junior Class
Activities Association Lead Representative
of my high school (12th)
General Chair of Field Day (11th-12th)
Song Chair of Field Day (10th)
Student Life Editor of Yearbook (11th)

6th Place at State Tournament for Dramatic
Interpretation (11th)
2nd Place at Region Tournament for Dramatic
Interpretation (11th)
1st Place at District Tournament for Dramatic
Interpretation (11th)
3rd Place at Frankenmuth Invitational
Tournament (11th)
4th Place at Dexter Invitational Tournament
5th Place at Stevenson Invitational Tournament
2nd Place at Stevenson Invitational Tournament

Other awards/honors:
Varsity Lacrosse State Championship 2008
National Society of High School Scholars
Nominee (11th)
National Youth Leadership Forum Nominee

Community Service:
Sun Rise Assisted Living Halloween and Bingo
Visits (11th-12th)
Tutored Chaldean ESL Elementary Students at
Oak Park Library (11th)
Student Ambassador to Prospective Students and Parents (11th)
Tour Guide to Incoming 9th Graders (10th-12th)
Summer in the City Detroit (12th)
Volunteered at Class Registration (10th-
Seaholm Dodge ball Charity Event (10th-12th)
Booth Park Volunteer Painting/Building (9th)
Santa’s Helper at Community House (9th)

Dry-Cleaners - Front Desk/Tagging/Light
Cleaning (2006-2007)
Clothing Boutique - Sales Assistant
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Replies to: Chance me please :)

  • Whistle PigWhistle Pig - Posts: 4,093 Senior Member
    I'd say you are a fair match. Especially being an outta stater. Your SAT's are a bit low, but they look at the whole package, it seems. (and btw, by saying that, I'm not suggesting that this is the deal maker-breaker ... as you may know, DU no longer requires SAT/ACTs either.) btw, they wave the app fee if you've visited, I believe. If not, just let them know that's an issue and see what they say. Work with your specific admissions rep. Your challenging schedule and ECs show alot of balance and diversity of interests. It seems to me that DU LOOKS for students like you who can grow academically, intellectually while contributing to the campus life. Were I working in the admissions office, I'd give you a definite encouraging "thumbs up." If you're really persuaded it's a strong possibility for you, the 40 bucks is pocket change. As a parent, I'll concur to "painful pocket change" though. You're good to be respectful of the hands that have fed you ...and will likely pay a ton of tuition, too. ;) Love 'em to death, just like they do you.

    Where else are you looking? I note PSU-U Park. You're definitely low there, where scores are the game. Dudes like you are a dime a dozen. You'd no doubt get shipped to Altoona or Erie or DuBois.
  • cn173cn173 Registered User Posts: 80 Junior Member
    There's no application fee if you apply online, so you might as well.
  • ingerpingerp Registered User Posts: 866 Member
    It'd really help if you could visit. I think admissions likes that and you'd get a good sense of the school. I think you look impressive.
  • Erin's DadErin's Dad Super Moderator Posts: 35,954 Super Moderator
    I think your a fair match. Your stats are right about average but the acceptance rates are below 50%. Your ECs are strong. You should try.
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