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Chances Please

carguy8888carguy8888 Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
edited February 2009 in Stanford University
Alright so I'll just lay it out and someone tell me if I have a chance. I think my GPA pretty much eliminates me despite my athletics but I figured I might as well ask.

Grade: Junior
ACT: Composite 34 Math: 35 English: 33 Reading: 34 Science: 34 (Have not taken SAT yet but assume a similar score)
Classes: All honors and AP
GPA: 3.6 (Largely due to my decision to take all AP and honors classes

State Champion Track/Cross Country (Do not want to say which state but I will be likely be recruited)
Written 3 unpublished books
Been taking Russian for 8 years, basically fluent
Began taking Arabic last year
2x Captain Track
2x Captain Cross Country
Student Council Vice President
100+ Community service hours
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Replies to: Chances Please

  • Sea LegsSea Legs Registered User Posts: 177 Junior Member
    does your school rank its students?

    GPA doesn't really mean anything because every school does it differently.
  • biology91biology91 Registered User Posts: 174 Junior Member
    I'd say you have a really good chance. Strong scores and a 3.6 is not that low (as long as you truly were taking many AP's). Try and pull of a 4.0 your junior year though
  • ruskieruskie Registered User Posts: 556 Member
    if you actually get recruited then you will probably be in. Two years ago, a girl at my school got recruited for track, but she did not have the academics you have. She almost won state, but she is in california, so its very competitive.
  • Gryffon5147Gryffon5147 Registered User Posts: 3,765 Senior Member
    Your scores are great but your GPA is low. Maybe too low that it may put you out of the running. I'd still apply.
  • ScaredAsHellScaredAsHell Registered User Posts: 234 Junior Member
    3.6 is fine dont worry about it. If you have amazing essays/recs you should be ok. But then again, admissions are a bit random so you never know.
  • swimguy112swimguy112 Registered User Posts: 257 Junior Member
    Recruited athlete = in
  • DataBoxDataBox Registered User Posts: 1,661 Senior Member
    ^Ditto, definitely in if you are recruited...
  • supereagle10supereagle10 Registered User Posts: 794 Member
    as good a chance as anyone else
  • Beef SupremeBeef Supreme - Posts: 213 Junior Member
    Let's hope you are strongly recruited, otherwise a 3.6 will not get you in. They expect you to have a 4.0 in all APs and honors, you can't blame a low GPA on a decision to take harder classes... that basically disqualifies you. But again, if you are seriously recruited its a different story.
  • dpattzloverdpattzlover Registered User Posts: 1,215 Senior Member
    Well, I don't think you're "likely to be recruited" unless you already have been....you see, most athletes have already arranged everything with D1 coaches (and even D3 coaches) by this time......that is, next year's freshman class is basically settled (in regard to the team).....good luck though!

    What did you do in the winter? I am just curious.....
  • TTwhiteTTwhite Registered User Posts: 750 Member
    if youre recruited it will help a ton. otherwise, i think your gpa is really low for how competitive stanford is becoming
  • ngolsh314ngolsh314 Registered User Posts: 276 Junior Member
    these "chance me" things are meaningless and demeaning.

    and thats all i have to say 'bout that.
  • carguy8888carguy8888 Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    For XC and track college coaches are not allowed to call the athlete until after July 1st before senior year. It isn't like basketball where coaches can start trying to recruit and athlete when he is a freshman. What are you referring to though as to what I did in the winter?
  • dpattzloverdpattzlover Registered User Posts: 1,215 Senior Member
    Oh, I just know that XC and Track are fall and spring sports, so I was wondering if you played something in the winter.....
  • The_Chronic_420The_Chronic_420 Registered User Posts: 167 Junior Member
    Alright, a little off topic, but what do you think football and basketball players' stats are (academically speaking)?

    I mean I'd be surprised if Brooke and Robin Lopez got 34s on their ACT or if John Elway had a 4.0
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