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Chance at New Paltz?

hunterkane8hunterkane8 Registered User Posts: 213 Junior Member
edited August 2011 in SUNY - General
Okay so I'm going into Senior year in high school and I'm practically freaking out about applying to colleges and whatnot. New Paltz is one of my top choices

I plan to major in Chemistry with a concentration in Pre-Med.

I have a 4.0 GPA but my SAT scores aren't ideal (I got a 1710). But, I took the ACTs and I got a 26

After my senior year I'll have finished 7 APs, is it good to take a lot of AP courses?


I was just wondering if any of you have an insight on whether or not I might get in?

thanks so much!
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Replies to: Chance at New Paltz?

  • nybmcnybmc Registered User Posts: 94 Junior Member
    Is your GPA weighted or unweighted? I had similar stats, slightly lower and I got in a few years ago. I doubt admissions is much more selective now than it was then. I'm not sure if it's a guaranteed "in" but I'd say you have a very good chance.

    As for APs, it's good to show that you had a challenging course load. Although it may not look so great if you aren't doing well across the board, etc. If you do well on the APs, you may be able to waive some lower level courses. It may not be the best option for all majors (an engineering major may want to take Calc over again for instance even if they get a 4) but it's a great way to fill lower level requirements/GEs.

    If you have any questions about the school feel free to ask.
  • hunterkane8hunterkane8 Registered User Posts: 213 Junior Member
    That's my GPA weighted. My unweighted is a 3.6
  • nybmcnybmc Registered User Posts: 94 Junior Member
    As far as I know, the unweighted GPA will be more important. I'd say you have a decent shot. Are you from an area with many students applying to NP?

    Let me know if you have any questions. The user Lilymoon also had a son that attended NP, I'm sure she would be willing to answer any questions you may have.
  • hunterkane8hunterkane8 Registered User Posts: 213 Junior Member
    Well, I'm from Long Island. I'm not too sure about other applicants though.
  • SharonSUNYSharonSUNY Registered User Posts: 444 Member
    Your a bit over qualified; consider it a safety/match

    Your sat is also right above the middle of the 50% so dont worry

    & im pretty sure state schools will just look at the weighted unless they are the real top ones
  • SharonSUNYSharonSUNY Registered User Posts: 444 Member
    My friend got in with a 3.0-3.1 weighted and 1810 SAT
    No hooks like URM or anything either

    Btw I would really consider stony brook if I were you it's a low reach/ maybe high match
    It's specializes A LOT in science & all that stuff
    It's a top school as well
  • hunterkane8hunterkane8 Registered User Posts: 213 Junior Member
    Thanks so much Sharon you're a huge help! :)
  • SharonSUNYSharonSUNY Registered User Posts: 444 Member
    I sent you a pm ^
  • poliscinerdpoliscinerd Registered User Posts: 99 Junior Member
    I got in with a 1710, you should be good!
  • SharonSUNYSharonSUNY Registered User Posts: 444 Member
    ^ what's was your GPA
  • poliscinerdpoliscinerd Registered User Posts: 99 Junior Member
    Sorry for the late response. My GPA was an 88 altogether, with a strong upward trend. Junior year I had a 91 average and beginning of senior year I had a 95 average.
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