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How good are my chances?

willh8willh8 Registered User Posts: 12 New Member
edited December 2012 in Northeastern University
My nerves are getting to me more and more everyday. I love everything about Northeastern and can't wrap my mind around the possibility of being rejected. Please give me a realistic opinion on my chances. I know this thread is long, but I need the help. Thanks.

I am applying for regular decision under the computer science program.

My weighted GPA is a 3.58(so basically a 3.6). My school doesn't have an unweighted.
My highest one-time SAT score is a 2030 and the super score is a 2110
CR-640 Math-720 Writing-750

My ECs:
-Tech Crew- Chief
-Spanish Club
-Pep Club
-Business Club- Co Founder
-Basketball -Sophomore Year
-Tennis-Senior Year
-Skiing- 9,10,11,12
-Private tutoring

-Local park restoration
-Hurricane Sandy relief at Seaside Height NJ

I am currently in AP Calculus and AP American government and Politics and obtained a 4.02 GPA for the first marking period (quarter year) of my senior year. The reason behind my 3.6 GPA is because I really dropped the ball during sophomore year. I started high school with a 3.7 freshman year, then a 3.2 Sophomore year. However, I increased to a 3.8 Junior year and so far my senior year is 4+. I really hope this improvement makes a difference. I don't think my GPA accurately shows my ability as a student and I hope my scores show the administration office that I am improving and hardworking.

My friends tell me that I'm overreacting and my scores are fine. I don't know, maybe their right but I just constantly think that my GPA will be my downfall.
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Replies to: How good are my chances?

  • momo1616momo1616 Registered User Posts: 185 Junior Member
    I think you have a good chance although it would help more if you raise your GPA. But I guess it depends on what major you're after.
  • zdhickmanzdhickman Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    If the 3.6 is unweighted, that will be very rough. It does depend on the level of classes you took throughout high school, however.

    You're right about the GPA looking like the main weakness. Your extracurriculars do show that you have variety (although one year in two different sports looks strange). While there is somewhat an "upward trend" in the GPA, the inconsistency is the part that colleges will notice as well.
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