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Chance me for university park?

quaker789quaker789 Registered User Posts: 95 Junior Member
edited August 2013 in Penn State
Hey guys,
I just wanted an honest opinion if you think I should apply to Penn State Main Campus this upcoming fall.
My school doesn't weight gpa.
Freshman year: 3.2
Sophomore (In Spain): 3.45
Junior: 3.71 but I just finished my summer class (government) and got a 90% so now it's 3.65.
The thing is if a 90% was an A in my school I'd have all A's except one 86%. My grading scale is 93-100 A 92-85 B 84-77 C etc..
-I go to an all-guys private school in Philadelphia that is very competitive/strict. It is also well known.
-My grades junior year:
Chemistry- 90
Christian Ethics- 91 (religion)
Algebra II/Trig- 92
Honors Spanish IV- 99
English III- 95
Latin 1- 99
U.S. History- 91
Church History- 86 (religion)
- Yes, I know my schedule wasn't too hard but here's the thing: My freshman year I kind of messed up and had a 3.2 gpa (parents were divorcing etc.. and this was at a different public high school). So during my sophomore year I decided I wanted to study abroad in Seville, Spain for the entire year. My dad and I set everything up and I stayed for about 11 months. During that year my gpa was a 3.45 (but keep in mind that every class was in my second language). Also note that spanish is not spoken in my home and I learned everything from books/TV/being in Spain. Prior to the experience I could not understand much or even speak at all. After the 11 months of going to a private school there and studying a lot I came back and took an exam which proved I was conversationally fluent. (I scored a C-1 which is the level of a native speaker.) So now I am officially bilingual with Spanish and English. Now, when I came back from Spain my dad had moved to Philly and I (yet again -_-) switched schools to my now current one. Next year I will be taking these courses:
AP Spanish IV
Honors Latin II
AP English IV
Painting/Drawing (I need a fine art credit)
Systematic Theology (Religion..)

-My SAT scores were as following:
C.R.- 620
Writing- 530
That totals to 1820 but I will be retaking it in October.
- I have taken the Spanish SAT subject test and scored a 790 and I plan to take the Spanish with listening in November and I should get an 800 on it.
- One last thing, I heard that most schools exclude religion from your high school transcript. Is that true?

Thank you and I will appreciate every response good/bad.

-Also I forgot to add that I have done cross country every year so far and soccer in Spain
-And I am a caucasian male if that matter
Post edited by quaker789 on

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