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Just Another "Chances" Thread for Art person :)

ontolomeontolome Registered User Posts: 522 Member
edited May 2005 in Harvard University
Hey. I've already posted this in a couple other forums; I'd just like to hear whether people on each thread think I have a chance at any of these schools. I guess Harvard is the unlikeliest of all...but anyway, here goes.

GPA UW: 3.7 W: 5.4 (rumors that i may be salutatorian)
I have made A's in most classes, but i'm weak in math: C in alg2, B in IB math studies1 and B in honors chemistry, B in IB math studies2. Still taking honors calc next year though.

my major passion is continental philosophy. debate has been my outlet. likely going to major in it.

old SAT: 780v 670m
(plan to take new one next year, hoping for 700m, 800v, 750-800w)
750 US history
770 literature
800 french
taking bio soon (expect 700?)

past APs:
euro 5
french 5
french lit 5
expected scores:
english 5
US hist 5
psych 5 (self studied)
english lit 4-5 (self studied)
bio 4-5 (self studied)

honors: check out some of my art here: http://artattack.to/display.php?artist=1000001004
-expected national AP scholar
-regional gold key for art
-national silver key for art (congressional art award pending. crossing fingers!)
-art exhibited at coconut grove women's club twice and at Miami Art Museum once
-3rd best speaker at Florida Novice State in Lincoln-Douglas debate
-ranked 1st nationwide on French exam (division for native speakers)
-named junior scholar at my school
-national merit semi by senior yr
-co-editor and co-founder of school's literary magazine, Encore (some of my art is in it)
-vice president of debate club

ECs: long-term job tutoring french and english
long-term member of creative writing club
spending 4 weeks at Pratt Institute for art classes
short Lincoln-Douglas debate seminar this summer too
unfortunately not more than 100 volunteer hours. hope to catch up on those during the summer.

Sorry for how long this is....please be honest with me. I know it's sort of unusual to be setting sights on Ivies with crappy math skills like mine, but i feel that i may be able to compensate for it.
By the way I have legacy at Harvard; how does that impact my chances there?
Thanks for your input!
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Replies to: Just Another "Chances" Thread for Art person :)

  • candlizecandlize Registered User Posts: 713 Member
    I think you have as good a chance as any of the rest of us that have posted stats here.
    Good luck!
  • ontolomeontolome Registered User Posts: 522 Member
    correction...actually i've got nearly 200 volunteer hours, but they're not spectacular deeds or anything.
  • ontolomeontolome Registered User Posts: 522 Member
    so....would it be wise not to apply EA, and instead study for Math IC and get a good score on it to redeem myself? I don't know...Turns out there's no congressional art award and likely no a debate seminar. Oh well. how does the rest fare? and again, how much will legacy count?
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