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Hi! My names Ashley and I'm going to be a senior in high school this year. I toured Northeastern this summer and really liked it. However, I haven't exactly let myself love it because of my stats and the possibility of not being accepted.
A little bit about me would be that I am interested in sciences, pharmacy, and engineering, so right now I'm unsure on which major I'd like to be in. Right now I am currently studying Environmental Science at my high school. I get excellent grades in all of my ES courses which have included marine biology, forestry, limnology, mapping/GIS, water chemistry, and wetland conservation just to name a few. This year I will be taking a 40 hour hazmat training course which will certify me in both OSHA and hazmat.
As for academics, my school offers very few AP classes. There was an AP Physics class that I was planning on taking this year because it was only offered to seniors, however they took that class away. Also this year they are offering AP Lit to juniors, so I missed that class by a year unfortunately. And the last class I could take was AP Euro as a senior but I opted for Honors International Relations.
AP classes aside, I have taken the highest math courses I could possibly take all four years including: (All Honors) geometry, algebra II, pre calc, and calculus. I have also taken the highest english, science, and history classes sophomore, junior, and now senior year. The three honors science classes I have taken are biology, chemistry, and physics (this year).
Continuing with test scores/GPA, my weighted GPA is a 3.85 and I am ranked 15th in my class (I have a very small grade of about 125 students). Now this next part really bothers me...I scored a 1550 on my SATs. I scored a 600 in the math section which was good but I know I can bring that section up at least another 50 points. The parts I sucked at was the reading and writing which I scored a 470 and 480 in. I suck at taking tests and don't excel in critical reading and writing hence why I want to go into science...not english. But I am retaking the SATs in October so I'm hoping for the best...
This is getting really long, I'm so sorry! To wrap it up I'll just include that I am in the National Honor Society, a Freshman Orientation Leader, and a Student Ambassador. I am also on the Prom and Yearbook Committee for my senior year, and I wish I could say I was on sports teams but I am uncoordinated so I didn't play sports.
I have volunteered for a nonprofit organization that works in protecting nature and wildlife since my freshman year of high school and will have over 300 hours by the time I graduate. I continue to do community service at my local church where I help give out food baskets to those who are in need. I have a summer job at an amusement park, a babysitting job, and a job at a grocery market during the school year.
Thank you for taking the time to read this! And please leave your honest opinions, I can take the truth...even if it hurts!