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JHU Official Chances Thread

bruinjbruinj Registered User Posts: 34 Junior Member
edited September 2008 in Johns Hopkins University
Okay, I don't know if this will get started, but I've seen a lot of threads with just a few posts. A lot of other schools on this forum have just one long thread for everyone to post their stats and others to chance. Soooo.. :D

chance me, please?

Super competitive, Asian high school in California. -_-
UC GPA: 3.82...does Hopkins use weighted gpa? as in only 10th and 11th grades also? I'm not sure..
(I know, it's realllly bad!)
BUT there's an upward trend from sophomore year to junior year.
NO APs, BUT I did have 3 Honors junior year.

SATI: 2070 CR 640 M 710 W 720
Retaking in November.

SATIIs: Math2 750. Chinese 730. Taking Biology in October

ACT: 31 composite. (Reading and Math are both 34; Writing 30; Science 27) BTW, Should I even bother to put my ACT score on the application--especially since science section is so bad? I'm not going to retake it though.

ECs: Colorguard/Winterguard (Best rookie freshmen year). Tons of Girl Scouts leadership activities and awards. Worked as teacher assistant at children afterschool-school this summer. Interned at a pharmaceutical cancer research company in Canada this summer.

BUT this is the main thing I'm wondering if gives me any nice edge to my application, since my GPA is like my main admission killer:
I'm in this program called College Now for senior year of high school. Kind of like middle college in most places BUT this is more for high-achieving kids who want the college classes and environment. Basically, my course load for the whole year is college classes at one of the best community colleges in California. (De Anza, which the UC's even recognize and have good relationships with.) I'm hoping to get all A's in my college classes this year. (It uses a quarter system, so I think by the time JHU app is due, I will also be able to send in my fall quarter grades.)

I know that my academics and EC's are not that impressive. And I'm hoping this senior year coursework will really improve my application.
Thanks, especially if you read all that! haha

BTW, how is everyone's 'community' essay going? I'm stuck on trying to be creative...-_-
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