British student applying to Gettysburg College (ED): What are my chances?

<p>Hey I am a Brit applying to Gettysburg College. I am a white male aged 17 and will be attending college in summer/fall 2013.</p>

<p>I just got my SAT scores back they are as follows:
Reading: 610 Writing: 550 Maths:480
I have been told that traditionally British students do worse in the SAT than their american peers as they are not used to this style of testing, which I think can help account for my rather low essay and maths score. </p>

<p>I score Grades of B's and C's in History, English Literature and Biology for my A-levels. In Britain we do not use GPA or class rankings however I can estimate that I am in the top 10% of my classes and the top in my History class.</p>

<p>My extra activities include:
After dinner speaking (giving speeches to large bodies of people on various topics), member of debate team, deputy head boy (or vice-president in student council), Volunteering for the Child bereavement charity, Volunteering at Natural History Museum, Babysitting for family and friends, work part time at a large british retailer. I also Interned with the University of the West of England which is one of the largest in the country providing ideas and consultation on activities related with informing the young public about the university, and I had work experience with Nuance communications helping them to code and test their code for their voice to text services.</p>

<p>My essay was about my grandfather who inspired me to apply to the US, and the supplements were firstly about the death of my cousin and how it led me to my work with the child bereavement charity and secondly how I came to choose Gettysburg college where I focused on it's key attributes to me. (size, location, rural, small population, academic prestige and student/staff research opportunities)</p>

<p>From the statistics provided on the Collegeboard website, although your reading score touches the middle 50 percentile in terms of SAT scores, you probably do not have very good chances. If you can, do take the SAT again. Remember that there are differences between American and british grammar.</p>

<p>For example: France IS the best team in the world rather than France ARE the best team in the world.</p>

<p>damn that is a shame, I guess I will have to reschedule the SAT for december and move to EDII. </p>

<p>Does anyone else have any suggestions?</p>

<p>Bump. Is it worth me sending in my application for ED1 as well as resitting the December SAT?</p>

<p>No, because if you take the December SAT it will not make it in time for ED1. Right now your scores are too low, re-take the SAT and apply ED2.</p>