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Think I have a chance?

knight_time<3knight_time<3 Registered User Posts: 22 New Member
edited December 2009 in Northwestern University
I'm applying RD, just sent in my app.

White female from IL

GPA: 4.654 (weighted on 4.0 scale) they don't tell us unweighted, but no matter how many honors/ap classes we take my school will only weight 3 each year.
Class rank: 17/789 (after 6 semesters)
Schedule: This year's is all AP (except for gym and band) Freshman year had only 3 honors, all other years had at least 4 honors/AP courses

4 years Marching Band
4 year mathlete - leadership jr & sr years
pep band
badminton freshman and sophomore year
Tri-M (music honor society)
JCL (latin club) - leadership jr. year
Pi Sigma Pi (history)
Mu alpha Theta (math honor society)
National Latin Honor Society

Also Illinois State Scholar and Exceeded all state standards on PSAE
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Replies to: Think I have a chance?

  • WCASParentWCASParent Registered User Posts: 2,102 Senior Member
    Your ACT is solid.
    I can't make heads or tails of that GPA; you need to figure out the unweighted on a 4.0 scale, using only true academic courses (e.g., no PE). I suspect it will be a fine GPA (depending on how hard your courses are relative to the hardest offered at your school), especially given your class rank.
    ECs are fine.
    You are almost certainly a competitive candidate. The only problem is that there's lots of competition.
    Good luck.
  • knight_time&lt;3knight_time&lt;3 Registered User Posts: 22 New Member
    yeah, I think I get my unweighted gpa to be a 3.94 -ish.
  • GlennyGlenny Registered User Posts: 300 Junior Member
    Great shot! Best of luck
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