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Do I have any chance at all?...

Chris1995Chris1995 Registered User Posts: 83 Junior Member
edited May 2013 in Johns Hopkins University

I am a high school junior from Illinois. I plan to either go the PreMed route or major in engineering.

-31 Composite on my ACT (will most likely take once more).

-4.83/5 Unweighted GPA.

-Member of a community service group at my school that does service to better the community's elderly or poor.

-50+ community service hours (Tutoring, church work, soup kitchen, etc.)

-3 years of high school baseball

-1 year of high school football

-Mostly honors and AP courses

-Will have 5 AP classes by the time I graduate
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Replies to: Do I have any chance at all?...

  • Blah2009Blah2009 Registered User Posts: 1,337 Senior Member
    You obviously have a chance. But no one on here can tell you whether you have great or poor chances. Your grades and test scores (ACT could be higher, which is addressed below) are generally in the ball park, but what your recs say, your accomplishments, and your essays matter as much or more. That's why no one on here can say what your chances truly are. Anything else is just misleading. You're already working on your ACT (which is one of the few things you can change at this point) which is a good idea. Definitely apply!
  • Chris1995Chris1995 Registered User Posts: 83 Junior Member
    Yeah I am definitely going to apply. Does JHU have Early Action?
  • akbkncakbknc Registered User Posts: 27 New Member
    They offer binding early decision but not early action.
  • BlueJayBJBlueJayBJ Registered User Posts: 250 Junior Member
    I know these chance me posts are cathartic but there are only a few factors that can guarantee you acceptance at a top university: Winner or runner up of the intel science competition, child of a prominent public figure, you yourself are a celebrity, child of a possible donor (one of my family friends is considered the top corporate lawyer in america aka full of money, when his daughter applied for university 6 years ago one of the schools she applied to was JHU, at the time JHU wasn't need blind. I remember meeting my family friend and her daughter in front of the library when the former president of JHU, President Brody, gave her and her father a personal tour. Ultimately she went with Stanford but like I said if you are a potential investor big names will take you), or an olympic athlete. Other than that it;s the roll of the dice. Just apply and see what happens.
  • frsurferfrsurfer Registered User Posts: 18 New Member
    Grades and tough classes mean more than ACTs so definitely have a chance.
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