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Chance me? Emory RD 2018

CAFreimuthCAFreimuth Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
edited January 2014 in Emory University
I sent in my application a few days ago, and I would appreciate any feedback!
I'm listing exactly what I submitted on my application, so this is what the AdCom will see.

Somewhat rural Tennessee high school. Looking to major in business.

GPA: 4.0 Unweighted (School doesn't weight)
ACT Composite score: 31
ACT Superscore: 32 English-35 Math-30 Reading-31 Science-31 Writing-7 (Terrible, I know)
SATI: Didn't submit
SATII: n/a
Rank: 13/397
AP/IB (place score in parentheses): 6 APs-Submitted: Human Geo(5) Psych(3) EnglishL&C(3)
Will take AP Statistics exam. Expect a 4

Senior Year Course Load: AP Stats, Honors Precal, College Dual Enrollment English, Honors Computer Applications, Honors Economics, Sociology, Accounting I

Senior course load is a little weak, but I've taken the absolute most rigorous schedule possible up until this year.

Awards: President's Award for Academic Excellence (9th grade Jr. High)
AP Scholar
Josten's Renaissance Program Red Card (4.0 GPA)
Josten's Renaissance Program Silver Card (Maintaining 4.0 GPA)
National Honor Society

Extracurriculars (name, grade levels, leadership, description):
Soccer (9,10,11,12) Team Captain, Started varsity since freshman year
Swim (11,12) There was no team captain or letters. Almost drowned during tryouts and improved to 0.2 seconds away from region time. Common App Essay Topic.
Teen Council (11,12) Vice President, Community Service club 190hrs
Best Attitude Squad (11,12) Co-founder/President, created a school spirit organization
Student Government (11,12) Junior/Senior Class Representative
Inklings (10,11,12) Secretary/Newsletter editor Jr/Sr year. Writing/Book club
FBLA (10,11,12) Member. 1st place in region in 2 competitions(10,11)
National Honor Society (11,12)

Job/Work Experience: -Soccer Referee(2yrs)- Grade 8 USSF Accredited, TSSAA Accredited. I referee recreational, indoor, club, state league, and middle school games/tournaments
-LAZ Parking(2yrs during school breaks)

Teacher Recommendation #1: (10/10) from Dual Enrollment English teacher
Teacher Recommendation #2: Probably good(Didn't see) Honors Precal teacher
Counselor Rec: Probably great. He's my old soccer coach.
Additional Info/Rec: (9/10) Soccer coach for 4 years

Writing (Subject, 1-10 rating, details):
Academic or Extracurricular Programs Essay: (8/10) Decent
Teach a Course: (9/10) not very creative. Real Life 101: Introduction to Self-Sufficiency
CommonApp Essay: (8/10) College English teacher said she couldn't find a single thing to fix or change, but I still don't think it's perfect

Ethnicity: White
Gender: Male
Income Bracket Range: Poor ~$30-40k

Applied to University of Pennsylvania ED, but the admissions counselor was really cool. He said I wasn't getting into Wharton because I haven't taken calculus, so I self-deferred and chose Econ in CAS. He said I had a much greater chance there.

Accepted to University of Tennessee Chancellor's Honors program
Plus $24k in scholarships from school + $20k from State. Not a bad safety.

Applied WUSTL, I think there's no chance.

Applied to Tulane (brother went there)
Pretty sure I'll get accepted but it'll be an ass ton of money.

Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Chance?
This is my first post on CC
Post edited by CAFreimuth on

Replies to: Chance me? Emory RD 2018

  • BigHeadBunnyBigHeadBunny Registered User Posts: 38 Junior Member
    Short answer: Who knows.

    Longer one:
    I think your ACT isn't "terrible" it's just not a huge selling point. To put it into perspective I applied this year and got in with a 31 ACT, but I applied ED so that for what it is. As far as the rest of your listing here, your GPA tells a lot when combined with the class rank so that's going for you. I think your EC's are up to par but nothing in particular stood out to me, just overall seemed solid in that regard. One thing that did concern me was your supplements, the fact you didn't think they were creative or would stand out is kind of a shame because that's the section where you can distinguish yourself from everyone else. As far as chances go I think it's safe to say that there's no way anyone here will know for sure, but I'd give you a 35-65% just because I think that Emory is going to be more selective numbers wise this year and try to play the yield vs. stats game. Good luck!
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