Hi! I'm applying to Smith regular decision and I was wondering as to the extent they weigh GPA, essays, etc. As in, do they care more about GPA or EC's or what?
ridiculously competitive HS in california..ranked 87th or so in the nation
SAT 1: 1410 best, one sitting: 1390
SAT2: 750,740,729 in spanish,writing and math
GPA: alas! 3.1 or 3.2/4.0
AP tests: 4,5,5 (US History, English Language and Biology) - AP scholar
probably in the top 25%, definitely top 50%
I've been dancing for 10 years,extremely seriously
Class officer for 3 years
Speech and debate captain for 2 years, officer for 1 (state championships qualifier, moderately good record)
Journalism staff writer
yearbook ads editor
have chaired several community projects, mostly awareness about teenage drunk driving, and other community problems.
was in drama for 2 years
i do yoga, art (sometimes act as a TA) and photography
i've won a few photography contests
nominated for DAR good citizens award
won a few dance contests
won some writing contests.
jobs: i tutored.
I haven't got too many EC's but they're quality- i spend more time on them than anything, which,i suppose, is the reason for bad grades but good test scores, my absolute dedication to excellence in my EC's. i dont know if i should write that in an essay or as supplemental info or what. I really want to go to smith, and plan on making that obvious! I woudl appreciate it if i got some information about what i mentioned earlier- if EC's and such can make up for dismal grades. Thank you!