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Chances of getting in to Scripps?

OrigamiQueen13OrigamiQueen13 Registered User Posts: 18 New Member
edited February 2011 in Scripps College
I posted this recently on the Wellesley board, but since then Scripps has become more of a reality for me. I wanted to see what my chances are if I apply ED. Thanks!

I am pretty much an average Caucasian female.

UW - 4.00
W - 4.29

Class rank:
1 of 469 (I think the number is 469... it's somewhere in the 400s )

CR 720
Math 740
Writing 740
Total: 2200
(This was my first time, and I'm very pleased with the scores! My counselor said I have the highest of anyone in her alphabet group, which is D-Ht)

Literature 630
Mathematics Level 2 660
U.S. History 680
(I know these aren't as great, but I don't really want to take them again. I will if need be.)

US History - 4
English Lang & Comp - 5
Calculus AB - 4
This year I'm taking:
US Gov't
English Lit & Comp

In addition, I've taken 2 college classes at the state university down the street from my high school, mostly just for personal interest:
Intro to Theatre: A-
German 1: A
And this semester I'm taking:
Intro to Women's Studies
History of Ancient Philosophy

My extracurricular activities are where I think I might be lacking, but the main things I've been doing are with the National Marfan Foundation. Marfan Syndrome is a genetic disorder that I have, and since sophomore year I have been pretty active:
My twin sister and I starred in a documentary called "In My Hands"
I have attended 3 national conferences so far
I helped design memorial boxes for 2 teens taken my Marfan Syndrome
I do a lot of support work through the website
I compiled a list of "Marfan-Friendly" clothing stores for teens (we are very tall and thin, so clothes are hard to come by)
I presented to my school's Anatomy classes about the disorder
I am in a drug trial study to try and find a cure

Other ECs:
I did a lot of theater work with a company in town my freshman/sophomore years, including a lead role
Lifetime member of California Scholarship Federation with much community service over the years
I went to the state spelling bee in Freshman Year
Editor for school literary magazine
Involved in Rotary Interact club sophomore/senior years
The only sport I've done (because of a heart condition from Marfan) is Winterguard, which is like a competitive flag/dance team

Thank you so much! God bless.
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Replies to: Chances of getting in to Scripps?

  • Eternal IcicleEternal Icicle Registered User Posts: 513 Member
    I think you definitely have a chance. I don't know how much different the ED ball game is stats-wise, but as far as general admission I think you have a lot going for you. Good luck on your application! Have you been to visit?
  • BirdhowBirdhow Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    My daughter is a freshman at Scripps this year (class of 2013) and is having a wonderful experience. Great balance of fine academics, lovely environment, welcoming students, efficient administration, etc., and has found a real home among the Inter Varsity group (if that is of interest).

    Her grades and SAT I scores were almost exactly the same as yours (i.e., same GPA and 10 points higher on her combined SAT I scores). She applied regular decision; my experience is that, at most colleges (and I don't think Scripps is an exception) it is slightly easier to get it if one applies ED, though it all depends on the competition for that year.

    I would suggest you visit the campus (if possible), and schedule an interview with an admission officer/alumna. Your ability to articulate why you want to attend Scripps -- that is, what is unique about Scripps that attracts you -- would be a great advantage. (It is a unique place with a rich history, but -- like all colleges -- it is not for everyone.)

    Hope this is helpful. Blessings.
  • nik2011nik2011 Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
    Hey Guys,

    So, I have applied for academic scholarship for Scripps and I was just wondering if those who have gotten into Scripps could post their stats.

  • kappy77kappy77 Registered User Posts: 39 Junior Member
    Well... my school does not have any AP'S or honors classes, so like all classes are waited as honors. I had a 3.8 GPA, 27 ACT, and had lots of extracurriculars such as being field hockey and doing lots of dancing.
  • kappy77kappy77 Registered User Posts: 39 Junior Member
    *weighted I meant
  • kappy77kappy77 Registered User Posts: 39 Junior Member
    3.8/4.0 gpa
  • kappy77kappy77 Registered User Posts: 39 Junior Member
    I meant to say field hockey captain....
  • jubilancejubilance Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    I got in with a 3.75 GPA and an ACT score of 25. I did not take the SAT but my extracurriculars include dancing tap, modern, and ballet, taking voice lessons and playing the saxophone and piano. I also am an acolyte at church. Hope that helps!
  • nik2011nik2011 Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
    Thanks Guys!

    I got into Scripps through applying EDII and am really excited!!!
  • stardropsstardrops Registered User Posts: 31 Junior Member
    Me too!!! I can't wait for SADIOS and SEPTEMBER. AAAAH.
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