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  • Kenna13Kenna13 33 replies3 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    I mean October not September.
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  • Wildcat2016Wildcat2016 103 replies35 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Uhm please don't stress. As someone who only took 2 years of language and is currently in a summer program where MANY of the kids got below a 30 on their ACT, don't sweat what you can't change. Come off as you love the school and you'll be accepted.
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  • lagunallagunal 577 replies23 threadsRegistered User Member
    If you are seriously thinking about a future tie to the arts by connecting it with law... then you probably should consider filling out the Arts Supplement. It is hard to tell from your ECS (2 choirs, 2- musicals, alto section leader, drama club) how much talent you have, but if you have really good video of you in your musicals and choir concerts, you can create a movie, upload it to Youtube and present it in the Common App under Arts Supplement. It will consist of an arts resume, an art teacher's recommendation and your private link to a youtube site (your ten minute or under movie of yourself showing off your talent).

    The nice thing about the performing arts is that you can use stuff from pre-high school on your video and resume. So if you were in your church choir in middle school or went to a choir or musical theatre camp, took private voice lessons, etc, that can be used to enhance your resume, too.

    This would tie into your main essay of a connection between your future dream job and the arts. IF this is truly a passion.

    Get an honest opinion though of your performance on stage. If it is below average, you really do not want to present it. Show only what you do well. Otherwise it can hurt your chances.
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  • Kenna13Kenna13 33 replies3 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Good idea. Thanks
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  • PieceofToastPieceofToast 251 replies2 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    High School Applicant FAQs: Office of Undergraduate Admission - Northwestern University

    I'm afraid they don't accept the Arts Supplement. But, if that's a big part of your life and a significant part of your talents, then you could emphasize it in the paragraph where you're allowed to expand upon a particular talent of yours. If it's been a significant part of your life, and you've really had some unique and awesome experiences there, then you could even write your common application essay about how singing has impacted your life.

    Since NU really is your number one, there's no point in spouting discouraging comments--might as well offer up what advice we can!

    Looking at your stats again, I feel like there's a lot in your extracurriculars that isn't showing through properly. If your school's as competitive as it sounds, there's probably someone in the guidance office that can really help you with your resum
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  • Kenna13Kenna13 33 replies3 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    My English teacher, is the one who is helping me with my essays, and wrote my recommendation. I think I am going to talk about my cousin in my common app essay, because she is so important to my everyday life and has down syndrome, I put music as one of the ways I am going to participate outside of the classroom in my why northwestern essay. and emphasized that and mock trial team.
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  • PieceofToastPieceofToast 251 replies2 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    All right, that sounds good. Just make sure that your essay is still about you, and not just your cousin! It's to see another side of you, after all. :) I won't bother about the Why NU bit, I'm sure you already know exactly what draws you in. Just make sure that you give unique examples that made you interested. Anyone can look a school up on Wikipedia, after all. I'd still recommend doing the extracurricular resume with someone else--a lot goes into those sentence fragments that describe your 'position/achievements/awards' or whatever they're supposed to be. You don't need to use complete sentences there, in my opinion. Just write as concisely and effectively as possible. Go on an ego trip and talk up your achievements in the two lines that'll fit into that box!

    Oh, and definitely review the pdf before sending it off. Things get cut off a lot, and they can line break in funny places.
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  • collegeapps123collegeapps123 2 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    My D has similar profiles for grades and ACT. Did you apply ED and did you get in ?
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  • Kenna13Kenna13 33 replies3 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Yes I applied ED. No, I did not get in.
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  • zephyr15zephyr15 2288 replies10 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Good luck wherever you wind up!!!
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