BU is great...but what are my chances?

<p>I’m a Hipanic Junior Male. </p>

<p>ACT: 28

<p>SAT:??? (Scores coming on Thursday, the goal is 1900-2000)</p>

<p>GPA: 3.5 weighhted, 3.0 unweighted (steadily increasing)</p>


<p>3 Years Varsity Cross Country and Track
Cross Country Co-Captain
State/Regional Championship Team member (Team is top 20 US)
Summer Job at Villiage Market (25 hrs/wk)
Donation to “Lockes of Love” program (gives hair to kids w/cancer)
4 years guitar lessons</p>

<p>I am very passionate about all of my EC’s, and I don’t plan on doing pointless organizations or clubs in hopes of impressing colleges. I simply do what I am passionate about.</p>

<p>For extra stuff, I will start my essays this summer, and plan to write about my life and experiences with running. I have 2 reccomendations set up, and I will also be taking SAT II’s in Biology next month.</p>

<p>I plan to do Cross Country and Track in college and have contacted the Boston coaching staff already. I am hoping to get a partial scholarship, if not I will be recruited and just join the team.</p>

<p>Thanks for letting me know about becoming a Terrier!</p>

<p>Looks pretty good to me.</p>

<p>you should get in</p>

<p>I don't know how much BU considers weighted GPA versus unweighted. Your unweighted GPA is low, but you are both Hispanic and an athlete so it's a guess. Make sure you express your real interest to the coach. </p>

<p>My understanding is that some schools - I'm not talking about BU because I don't know - coaches have a certain number of "guaranteed" admits. They can't take unqualified people but they can earmark specific people who meet the basic standards.</p>

<p>Yes, my unweighted GPA is my weak point right now, but I expect it to be around 3.2 by the time I apply (some easier senior classes).</p>

<p>As for the "guaranteed" admits thing, I have heard similar stories from other colleges. An athlete may not recieve a scholarship or grant, but the coach may be able to sneak some encouragement into the admissions office if he/she likes the athlete.</p>

<p>If it makes any difference, I have 3 family members (2 aunts and an uncle) who have graduated from BU or from a BU graduate program. I don't really care about this, but it may play some importance.</p>

<p>thanks for your input, keep it coming</p>

<p>(I'll also update with my SATs later)</p>


<p>SAT's came in this morning. I'm generally satisfied.</p>


<p>Verbal- 610
Math- 640
Writing- 680
Essay- 12</p>

<p>Does this help/hurt my chances???</p>


<p>You should be fine.</p>

<p>I can tell you for sure that at some very good schools the coaches have a specific number of guaranteeds. The kids have to meet the standards but they won't be rejected if they do. I would not be surprised if BU has the same system.</p>

<p>I feel like my SATs aren't as good as my ACTs. I feel like BU applicants usually have better SATs, but I'm not sure wether or not to retake them. Any ideas??</p>


<p>Worst comes to worst you do GS like i'm doing. You should be fine getting in. Just keep it up.</p>

<p>You probably fit CGS. One thing you should think about is whether you'd be more comfortable in CGS. I don't know the quality of your school or even where you live, but CGS is a very good way to help you succeed.</p>

<p>He would be at the top of CGS. Highest I know is my friend with mid 1800s and a 3.4ish GPA.</p>