any chance?

<p>tell me if i'm wasting my time? thanks </p>

<p>-White, female, attends non-prestigious public high school in NY (though we do have a few people go on to Ivy League schools and the like every year) </p>

<p>-Since i'm only a junior, i haven't taken the SATs or ACTs yet but based on practice tests ill probably get somewhere in the 2100-2300 range for SATs and around a 31 for the ACTs. my practice SAT subject tests are usually in the low 700s. </p>

<p>-here's my biggest problem: i sort of slacked off freshman and sophomore year. i took all honors courses and APs when i could, but i didnt try very hard: my grades were all in the low 90s. i only got a 3 on my AP Euro test, and i barely did any ECs</p>

<p>-so, my unweighted GPA is only a 3.8 (by the end of this year it'll probably be a bit higher, but i probably won't get to a 4.0). because of the rigor of the courses, my weighted GPA will be definately over 4.0, but i don't think that'll make much difference. </p>

<p>-I'm in the IB diploma program, and i'm doing pretty well. i'm sure to get between a 5 and a 7 on all my tests. </p>

<p>-i have a few teachers in mind for recommendations: intelligent, and they like me a lot, so that won't be a problem. i'm also a very good writer, so my essay will definitely be good. </p>

<p>-though we do have a valedictorian and a salutatorian each year (which will not be me), we don't have a class ranking, so i have no idea where i am in terms of that. </p>

<p>ECs:
-model congress: 4 years (possibly a board member next year)
-NHS: junior & senior yr (possibly a board member next year)
-Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior class
-newspaper: junior & senior yrs (it was only started this year, though)
-yearbook: senior year
-tutoring: junior & senior year
-certified & active SCUBA diver: 6 years
-worked at the beach for 3 straight summers
-Lots of different volunteering activities spanning all 4 years(how exactly do you list these on college apps anyway?)</p>

<p>so, what do you think? do i have a shot?</p>

<p>also, i dont think they give merit scholarships, so how's the financial aid? coming from a struggling middle-class family, this is sort of the deciding factor.</p>

<p>Wesleyan provides 100% of financial need, but that is based on how you complete the financial aid forms and you may think you have need and may not get as much as you imagined. Wesleyan is one of a handful of colleges that do provide 100% of your financial need, by the way. No one here can say with any certainty how well you stack up, because Wesleyan looks at your total application, not just the factors you list here. Also, when they do read your application--and two admissions officers will read it--you will be compared with other students as they try to build an interesting mixture of different types to fill the incoming freshman class. That being said, I know that lots of students get admitted with a 3.8 or less. Your expected college board scores are in the ball park, so definitely apply and give it your best shot. Wesleyan does post the current freshman class admissions data on its website, so take a look at that. What you are saying about your grades and GPA should not be a deterrant from you applying to Wesleyan at all.</p>