An extremely personal case.

<p>Hey everyone, this case is a unique one, and any feedback would be helpful.</p>

<p>I'm currently enrolled at a state college in Wisconsin and I graduated from a public high school in 2005. Throughout all of elementary and most of middle school, I had been a straight-A student, and consistently tested among the top 97% or so of all students my age.</p>

<p>I spent the first two years of high school battling a case of depression, which - as you can probably assume - severely hindered my grades. After I beat my depression, though, I came back into form and started getting my grades back up to par. I began joining clubs and doing things - my senior year was loaded, as a yearbook editor, active in theatre, Academic Decathlon, and a volunteer for Key Club. In addition, I took much more difficult classes - my senior year consisted of nothing but "advanced" classes, including two AP classes - and I concluded my final two years with a GPA of 3.75. In June 2004, I took the ACT and scored a 29, including a 34 on the English section (in which I plan to major). However, the strength of my last two years was not enough to help me conclude my high school career with a GPA above 2.7, and I finished just outside of the top 50% of my class.</p>

<p>When I took my ACT, I did not send my score to Madison - subsequently, when I applied to the school (hoping to get in on my strong essay outlining the reasons for my poor grades and the obvious rise in grades and difficulty since), I was rejected. Ever since that rejection I have been more and more determined to get into Madison (not just for the experience, but for a number of more personal reasons as well).</p>

<p>So naturally I decided that I would apply as a transfer after a semester or so at another state college, this time including my ACT score. Unfortunately, I took a loaded schedule this semester and wound up with a 2.5 GPA - not nearly as strong as I had hoped, and certainly not, at the very least, going to help my chances.</p>

<p>So my question is, do you think I have what it takes to get into Madison based on the strength of my high school transcript (particularly, the rise in difficulty, the increased workload and the obvious grade difference), my ACT scores (which were higher than Madison's average), my qualifying AP scores, and a letter of recommendation from a professor in whose class I did manage to get an A?</p>

<p>I know that's a mouthful, but I sent in my transfer application a month ago and the anxiety has been absolutely killing me. I really fear the worst. Please help - any feedback would be appreciated. I don't know if I could take another rejection.</p>

<p>Thanks in advance.</p>

<p>P.S. Yes, it's very early.</p>