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c h a n c e s

rjwh08rjwh08 Registered User Posts: 61 Junior Member
edited January 2008 in Macalester College
White Male from Missouri
GPA 10.02/11 weighted (we can't get it unweighted at my school, 10=A- average)
Senior Year GPA 11.7/11
class rank 30/302

I have a strong upward trend in grades

Senior Year Grades
AP English A-
AP U.S. Government A
AP Calculus B (.1 percent from a B+)
Computer Apps A (it was required)
AP Environmental Science A
AP Biology A
Marching Band A

33 ACT (35 Reading, 34 Math, 34 English, 30 Science)
31 ACT (34 Reading, 30 Math, 28 English, 31 Science)
1940 SAT (610 CR, 700 Math, 630 Writing-69 MC, 6 Essay)


Marching Band (20 hours a week for 20 weeks) 9,10,11,12
Academic Competition Team (7 hours a week for 15 weeks) 11 and 12
Model United Nations (2 hours a week for 3 weeks) 11 and (Security Council) 12
National Honor Society (30 minutes a week for 30 weeks) 11 and 12
Church Youth Group (1 hour a week for 52 weeks) 9,10,11,12
Downtown Kids Association (a non-profit group for youth interested in preserving the local downtown area) 11 and 12

Eagle Scout
Honor Roll all four years
Student of the Month
Varsity Letter in Academics from 11th grade

Recs and Essays are good, but then who would think their's are bad?
Post edited by rjwh08 on

Replies to: c h a n c e s

  • kelsmomkelsmom Registered User Posts: 14,729 Senior Member
    No way to know. My D was waitlisted with a 34 ACT & great stats (she got into Tufts & Vanderbilt). However, she never visited or contacted admissions. I suspect that may be why she was waitlisted rather than accepted. She lost interest after she applied ... about the time the first cold weather hit us ... she is going to school in the south now! :) My advice is to show interest with more than just the app.
  • CC AdminCC Admin Administrator Posts: 32,363 Senior Member
    Agree with Kelsmom. Our s had good HS stats, not stellar. However, he had international experience, visited campus twice, had a great alum interview and was lucky enough to know another Mac alum well enough to ask her write another letter for him (she was his counselor for an international service project). He is now a very happy sophomore at Mac. It is a great school and worth the extra effort if you feel it's the place for you.
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