I’d be grateful for your advice on 2 JHU questions.
I’m a white female junior from the northeast looking at JHU for ED, and wondering if skipping a 4th year of French would doom my chances? I’m currently taking French 4 as a junior and don’t want to take AP French senior year. (Would rather double up on math and science next year, instead, so I would have 6 core subjects, just not a language.)
I’m really into both mathematics and biology (molecular/cellular/genetics) and could even see myself double majoring or at least major/minoring, with an eye toward something like bioinformatics or computational molecular bio in grad school. For JHU would it be better to state my intended major as math, for admissions purposes? I’m figuring it might be harder to compete as an applicant with tons of pre-med bio majors, than against the applicant pool of math majors, where there might be fewer females? I have ECs and “evidence” for both subjects, and an especially cool, unique EC for math that I’ve been doing since freshman year.
My scores are not great --SAT 1450 from first sitting, though I"m hoping to retake in August to get that up, and I have a couple of Bs on my transcript, so I know my chances are not great in the first place. I might be better off not even submitting an SAT score unless I can get it up substantially – but I guess that’s another discussion.
Thanks for any advice on any of this! I really fell for Hopkins on the tour last year, but it’s a huge reach for me, so trying to stay realistic. The ED rate of about 30% makes me fantasize I may have a tiny chance, though.