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chance me please...

vishaalreddyvishaalreddy Registered User Posts: 56 Junior Member
edited December 2008 in Georgetown University
Hey I would like to know what you all think my admission chances at are. My test scores are low for I know and it absolutely kills me that I cannot get them up, but here is the rest. I am Indian also

Academics

GPA- 3.7 (unweighted), 3.9 (weighted)
Has taken 5 honors courses and AP Lit, AP Bio, AP US His, AP Macro, AP Micro, AP Euro
Took Advanced Physics and Pre-calc at Oxford University in England where I was accepted into a summer program there.

Scores: ACT- 25 composite
Subject Tests- Us History- 580, Math 1- 580

Essays
-Very strong essays. I feel that this is a strong point of my application, especially for supplements and recommendations.

Extracurriculars

- Resident Advisor- I go to a boarding school and was chosen as 1 of 8 from a pool of 50 boarding seniors to be a resident advisor in the freshman dorm of my school. One of the school highest honors.
- Editor in Chief of School Newspaper
- Founder and President of schools 1st Cultural Diversity Club
- Habitat for Humanity Head of Fundraising. Must be elected by students and faculty
- Amnesty International secretary
-Chosen by headmaster of school to organize the annual Susan B. Koman Cancer Walk
-Drama- held supporting and lead roles in plays. Cast as an extra in a movie and short film.- Sings in 5 different choral groups. 3 of these require auditions and are very selective. Recorded a CD.
-Plays piano and has been for 11 years
- Junior Varsity Tennis

Honors

National Honors Society
Faculty Recognition List- teachers must nominate you for this.
Honor Roll
Selected as East Tennessee Science Fair winner for Physical Science category

Summer
- Went to India and volunteered for 4 weeks, working in remote villages, teaching children how to read. I worked with an organization called Pratham Inc. and raised money for this group.
- Selected to attend Tennessee Governors School for International Studies- 80 students out of the state of Tennessee are chosen
-Selected to attend Oxford Advanced Studies Program in Oxford University

What do you all think? I know my test scores are a little low for but I am hoping that my extracurriculars will help. I have taken a good amount of AP's and Honors, but have taken a few regular classes also because I changed schools as a sophomore and it kind of messed up my schedule.

Thanks
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Replies to: chance me please...

  • simpson98simpson98 Registered User Posts: 749 Member
    Like you said, your test scores are very low for Georgetown, generally you need at the very least a 30+ on the ACT, a 2000+ on the SAT or 600+ on SAT II's, and even those numbers would be pushing it. You have good EC's and a decent GPA, but I'm afraid that, save for being a recruited athlete or the winner of a major national award, those test scores are going to kill you.

    Could you retake in January?
  • rabar789rabar789 Registered User Posts: 127 Junior Member
    Your scores are probably the only thing holding you back. You have a good "wow factor," what with your volunteering in India and study at Oxford.

    Hopefully, these factors which make you unique from other candidates will overshadow your scores. Try to get them up in January to put the odds more in your favor.
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