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Chance Me for Elon Please!

holahellokittyholahellokitty 131 replies78 threads Junior Member
edited October 2010 in Elon University
- i am in state
- ethnicity: asian
- Weighted GPA: 4.6
- Class Rank: Top 7%

SAT:
math: 690
critical reading: 610
writing: 650
essay: 10
- will take act & subject sat's later

ECS:
- Public Relation Chairman of Key Club (Freshman - Senior Year)
- Environmental Club freshman year - senior year, but became treasurer junior year
- French Club freshman - senior year
- piano lessons freshman - sophomore year
- Debate club junior - senior year
- volunteers at food bank weekly (junior - senior year)
- national honors society (junior - senior year)
- on my church's leadership team (sophomore year - senior year)

i want to be a teacher, so here is my teacher stuff:
- Tutored in an Elementary Club 8 hours for a week freshman year
- Teacher's Assistant of an AP Chinese Class sophomore year
- helped find a tutoring club, tutors 7+ hours weekly
- intern for a professor of education at unc chapel hill
- Teacher's Assidtant of a PreK Chinese Class sophomore - senior year

awards:
- golden presidential service award
- most dilligent in chinese school
- most improved in chinese school

aps:
- ap government & politics
- ap psychology
- ap chinese
- ap english III
- ap english IV
- ap us history
- ap environmental science
- ap french
- ap human & geography
- ap biology
- ap calc ab/ap calc bc
(took all the ap's my school offers EXCEPT ap stats, ap physics, ap chem, ap spanish)
(Other classes i have taken: computer apps I, visual arts I, visual arts II, healthful living, creativie writing I, honors bio, honors chem, honors anatomy & physiology, honors english I, honors english II, honors french III, honors french IV, honors french 5, honors world history, honors civics, honors law & justice, honors sociology honors geometry, honors algebra II, honors precalculus)

Please let me know:

1.) what i can improve on
2.) should i take anything out (ie: extracurriculars)
3.) what are my chances?

Thank you so much!!
edited October 2010
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  • Lafalum84Lafalum84 7382 replies150 threads Senior Member
    I'd say your chances are very good. Your stats are above the average for Elon, and you have lots of extra-curriculars. Elon loves kids who are active and involved in their community, beyond academics.
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  • ncmentorncmentor 1330 replies16 threads Senior Member
    You will be accepted... With one big exception... You MUST Visit, preferably attend some classes and MOST importantly explain to Elon why you want to attend...

    If you "just send in an application" you will look like one of "those applicants" who is only applying to say they got in and is doing the same thing to 20 other schools... Elon spends a lot of time putting together a unique class of students each year and they want to know right from the start that you have investigated Elon enough to be able to tell them whats unique about Elon and why you would fit in...

    Every year you will hear several very qualified students being astounded that they were rejected by Elon, and almost always it's because they thought Elon should care more about who they were than how they could add to the Elon community...
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  • Scoutmom9Scoutmom9 350 replies94 threads Member
    I agree that you must show demonstrated interest by visiting and/or attending any receptions you are invited to. Anytime you come incontact with admissions counselors ask questions. Maybe they will remember you.
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  • heyitslauriebethheyitslauriebeth 375 replies10 threads Member
    I had very similar stats to yours, visited Elon, wrote good essays for them, etc, etc, etc and got deferred first deadline. I didn't send my midyear grades because I found out that I got into UNC, UGA and was up for scholarships at Appalachian before mid year grades were due. But, at the same time, I had friends with stats almost identical to mine who got offered scholarships at Elon. So....yeah, it could go either way.
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