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Will I get into JMU?

seniorszn2020seniorszn2020 12 replies2 threads New Member
I applied for EA JMU for the Fall 2020 term and am worried whether or not I will be accepted. JMU is my top school.
GPA: 3.47 weighted
IB Classes: 8 IB Classes (am also taking the hardest IB class that IB offers currently as well)
SAT: 1150
Am currently taking two sciences (because I know JMU like to see Physics on transcripts): IB Biology HL II and Physics
Am a part of many clubs and organization (9 clubs/organization total). One of the organizations that I put on my application, I have been participating in for about 10 years now. I also volunteer a lot and am very involved in the school. I am also a part of my school's student government.
I have a sibling that currently attends JMU now.
I have a feeling that I might get deferred to regular decision but would I have a chance at regular decision?

edited June 25
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  • seniorszn2020seniorszn2020 12 replies2 threads New Member
    I also forgot to mention that my close friend passed away junior year and that was a reason for my GPA. I wrote about it in my personal statement
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  • cbl1cbl1 Forum Champion Virginia Tech 918 replies14 threads Forum Champion
    edited December 2019
    I'm thinking you may get waitlist from the regular admission process. Hopefully I'm wrong. Hopefully the Legacy and your personal statement help.
    edited December 2019
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  • jgwolfjgwolf 308 replies2 threads Member
    @cbl1 what do you think will be the GPA/SAT stats for early action. Im pretty confident my son will get in RD but he applied EA. Not his first choice but he also has a good friend that is basically the only school he is applying so just curious if you have a guess
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  • cbl1cbl1 Forum Champion Virginia Tech 918 replies14 threads Forum Champion
    I don’t expect anyone below 3.7 weighted getting in early action unless other circumstances that push them up the list. Sat of mid-1200s up being submitted would I think help those at 3.7.
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  • seniorszn2020seniorszn2020 12 replies2 threads New Member
    @cbl1 thank you! Hopefully I don't get waitlisted though with JMU being my absolute dream school. I also have a recommendation letter from one of my teachers that I forgot to put on my original post! I also have a very strong upward trend since freshman year. I had about 3-4 C's my freshman year; 1 C my sophomore year; all A's and B's my junior year. Do you think my upward trend will weigh into their decision?
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  • seniorszn2020seniorszn2020 12 replies2 threads New Member
    I also took 4 years (1 year in IB) of Latin. I know that JMU looks for either 2 and 2 years or 3 years of a language.
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  • tucktuck17tucktuck17 24 replies1 threads Junior Member
    Honestly, no one can accurately “chance you” — who knows what actually happens in that admissions office! Hopefully we will all hear some good news soon!
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  • cbl1cbl1 Forum Champion Virginia Tech 918 replies14 threads Forum Champion
    They will look at trends
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  • PLO2020PLO2020 132 replies0 threads Junior Member
    edited January 22
    My son has following stats and got deferred from EA. I think JMU admission is getting tough this year (especially for NOVA kids). What is his chance to get in RD?

    U/W GPA 3.55 (W/GPA 3.87) for the first 3 years
    Class rank: 125/365 (I know this is not very good)
    Senior mid-year grades: U/W GPA 3.66 (W/GPA 4.28)
    SAT 1370 (Math 670, EBRW 700)
    8 APs, 6 Honors and 2 DEs classes
    lots of extracurricular activities and leaderships
    Average essay (did not put much effort into it)
    edited January 22
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  • cbl1cbl1 Forum Champion Virginia Tech 918 replies14 threads Forum Champion
    I think he will get in. Maybe from waitlist but I think he will.
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  • LilmeloLilmelo 57 replies6 threads Junior Member
    If his chances are slim then Im definitely not getting in as well. I also got deferred. 3.5W gpa and 1130 sat
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  • jgwolfjgwolf 308 replies2 threads Member
    @PLO2020 I am surprised your son didnt get in. You are Instate and the SAT is higher than the average. Your sons are similar to mine My sons GPA was a bit higher but his SAT was a bit lower and he got in EA. In state too. Not sure what they used but I would bet he will get in.
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  • seniorszn2020seniorszn2020 12 replies2 threads New Member
    Update: I got deferred from Early Action but was accepted in Regular Decision!
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  • GKUnionGKUnion 816 replies17 threads Member
  • seniorszn2020seniorszn2020 12 replies2 threads New Member
    @GKUnion Thank you! I will be attending JMU in the fall!
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