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Chance me EA at GT

Jbrett330Jbrett330 Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
Here's my breakdown:
I'm a white male who lives just north of Atlanta, GA (so obviously in-state). No legacy at GT and both of my parents are college graduates.
1st time:
700 Reading
700 Math
610 Writing

2nd time:
620 Reading
780 Math
750 Writing

3rd time: taking again in october

SAT Subject Tests:
Chemistry: 730
Math II: 780
Physics: 690

I've taken quite a few AP classes:
AP World History (3)
AP Chemistry (4)
AP Language & Composition (3)
AP Physics B (4)
AP US History (4)

And currently taking:
AP Macroeconomics
AP Lit
AP Computer Science
AP Physics C - Mech
AP Physics C - Emag
AP Calc AB

Most nearly all of my other classes are Honors classes where available (but on level gov/health/personal fitness/rec games)

Weighted my numeric average is 96.974 so unweighted is probably about a 90-92. As for the numeric scale, I haven't calculated but I'd guess that if they used the weighted numbers from my GPA it'd be at least a 4.1-4.2 (ish) otherwise like a 3.9.

EDIT: My weighted GT GPA is 4.1387

I'm in the top 10% (51/628 - my school is incredibly competitive)

As for extracurriculars:

- Speech & Debate (specifically policy debate) - junior - senior year
- Science National Honors Society - Junior - senior year
- Volunteering at church (youth program for teenagers - leadership position junior and senior year)
- 3 mission trips (one between each summer of high school, and planning one for this coming summer)
- Tutoring kids at church (about 45 hours total so far, ongoing)

All in all, I feel confident about my GPA and SAT score. I'm also content with my class rank. However I feel like i'm lacking on extracurriculars - I didn't really get active until my junior year unfortunately. However I hope that the mission trips will be able to compensate for long-term activities.

We also submitted our college essays for my AP lit class, and my teacher gave my long essay for Tech (specifically number 3, the one regarding the advice) a 92% and she's known for being one of the most thorough/difficult graders at my school.

Thank you!
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Replies to: Chance me EA at GT

  • GPBurdell32GPBurdell32 Registered User Posts: 406 Member
    3 mission trips...1 day each? 1 week each? 1 month each? Did you raise the money to pay your way, or did church members donate to send you? Was the whole trip spent doing service, or was half spent at the beach? What was the long term impact of what you did while you were there . . . on those you helped? . . .on you? Were you simply one of the participants following orders, or did you help to organize and lead the trip in any way?

    There is much more to an activity than simply its name or category. I raise these questions to help you see what you could discuss (and what GT will look at when it considers your resume/leadership record). These are the ways you can separate yourself from the thousands of people applying early to GT and other places.

    Good luck!
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