So the next six weeks of waiting for the RDs to come out is killing me. I’m dying to know if I will have any options. I have zero enthusiasm about the prospect of going to one of my safety schools. After watching countless YouTube videos and reading a lot of CC posts, I’m realizing the very real possibility that I will be going to a safety school. I’d appreciate some feedback of whether you think I will have at least one option come April, other than a safety. Im kicking myself that I didn’t apply to more LACs in the safety range.
I am a Hispanic male living in suburban NY. Second generation to go to college. I have a 4.0 UW gpa. I have taken 3 dual enrollment classes, 4 AP courses (2 4’s, 2 3’s) and I’m taking 3APs my senior year. I have average ECs: track captain, staff writer, pep band, food bank volunteer, NHS, language club, Life rank in Boy Scouts, p/t cashier job. I applied test optional. I think my LoRs are just ok, nothing overly effusive, because the teachers I most connected with don’t have that type of personality. My essays got very good feedback from peer reviews on college vine and I think they are my strong point.
Now, for the schools I applied to:
CUNY Queens College
Targets (as defined by CollegeVine, though I’m thinking they are more reach schools):
My favorites on the list are Bowdoin, Pomona and Wesleyan, although I’m trying not to get too attached.
My planned major is Neuroscience or Cognitive Studies. At this point, I want to study to become a psychiatrist.
I know some of you may think I have a huge advantage being a URM but most of these schools have Hispanic representation in the teens or close to that so I’m not sure that will help me much.
TIA for your insights.