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sophomore chances at NYU? (i know its early...don't make fun)

superstarr567superstarr567 769 replies63 threads Member
edited January 2005 in New York University
I am only a sophomore, but I am starting to think about colleges early. I want to make sure that I don't start out with too broad a list and without having anything to really aim for. So if you guys could help me out and let me know, just based on my stats so far, what my chances are at some colleges, i would really appreciate it.

white female
High School: very competitive Jesuit College Preparatory
Freshman GPA: 2.8 (a lot of personal problems, but I don't know how much freshman grades count, and if I will be able to explain the low GPA)
Sophomore GPA: 3.6uw/3.8w (I know colleges like upward trends...)
one honors class (english-freshman and sophomore years...I plan to take AP History, AP English, and AP Government)

PLAN (pre-SAT/ACT test that predicts SAT, ACT scores): predicted 1500+

ECs:
- Co-founder/President of CauseWeCare (a large youth volunteer/service group in San Francisco; work with many organizations and political leaders in SF and California)
- member of the San Francisco Youth Commission (selective group of 17 young people who advise the Board of Supervisors and Mayor on youth-related issues in the city)
- Co-founder/President of a political discussion group at my school
- writer for my school newspaper
- 300+ service hours (aiming for 1000+ by senior year)
- Co-founder/President of an underclassmen JSA (seniors took over everything, and underclassmen didnt get a chance to do anything)
- soccer coach for 2 years, ref for 1 year, player all my life
- member of Social Justice and Amnesty International
- member of selective service advisory group at my school
- head student costume designer/coordinator for past three school shows
- member of the Commonwealth Club
- Co-founder/President of Drive for Anysoldier.com

- published poetry
- published newspaper article
- interviewed and held several press conferences covered by local news television and radio
- certificate of commendation from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors
- san francisco independent scholar

Thats everything so far. I will continue to do all of this and more. I suppose sophomore year is kind of early but better safe than sorry! Thanks everyone!
edited January 2005
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Replies to: sophomore chances at NYU? (i know its early...don't make fun)

  • breathfirebreathfire 298 replies30 threads Member
    wow you rock girl!!!
    there is nothing funny about starting early--you're smart!
    Freshmen avg does count...but not that much, as long as your overall avg is high...and it seems that yours is. Certainly take A.P--I would suggest 5--well, not all at once, but 5 seems to be a good #. You will stand out w/ your grades. Umm, NYU will take you even more greatly if you apply Early Decision. Don't mess up on your SATs. No need to take SATII. Also, if you are broke (hehe) you could be considered for HEOP...but that is if your income is low, and your grades are not as wonderful.
    Anyways, so far you rock!
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  • superstarr567superstarr567 769 replies63 threads Member
    thank you mucho! i appreciate it greatly...seeing all these stepford-worthy people is enough to make me doubt, even this early in the game. anyways thank you very much
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  • superstarr567superstarr567 769 replies63 threads Member
    oh and its 1500+/1600...not out of 2400...because well that would be horrible
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