Can I get into Binghamton?

<p>This is a repost from the Chances forum, but I thought maybe you guys could help me:</p>

<p>I visited Binghamton's open house today, and I really like the college. The problem is, I'm really not sure if I'll make it in or not.</p>

<p>3.36 cummulative GPA (I believe; missed NHS by a few points)</p>

<p>SAT:
630 Writing (hopefully going up when I get my next results, didn't really do too well on the 20-minute essay)
590 critical reading (disappointing, also hopefully going up with new SAT results)
450 Math (awful, I know; I just don't get Math at all. probably not much of a chance for a major change here)</p>

<p>Extra-curriculars:
Varsity Cross Country, 10th/12th
Indoor Track, 11th
Varsity Tennis, 12th
Photo Club, 10th
SADD, 12th
School newspaper, 10th/11th/12th
Youth in Government, 10th/11th/12th
Young Progressives, 11th/12th President</p>

<p>Honors/AP classes:
AP US History (3...)
English 10H, 11H, English 12 AP (AP score TBD, but it won't really matter because it's in May)
Spanish V AP (same as above)</p>

<p>And I doubt it means much, but my uncle and aunt are both alumni, as are 2/3 of my teachers writing recommendations (and they love me). I feel pretty lackluster; I definitely should have been trying as hard as I am now throughout all of high school. Would a good essay help me out a lot?</p>

<p>Also, white male, single mother with lower income, elligible for a lot of financial aid probably if that means anything with regard to actually getting into the school.</p>

<p>In addition, I'm also looking at SUNYs Purchase, Albany, and New Paltz, but I'd really love to be able to get into Binghamton.
AdamGoebler is online now</p>

<p>Binghamton is a definite reach but since they are rolling admissions, apply soon. On the other hand, retake the SATs because your stats are well below the Binghamton average.
Several of the other SUNYs are less competitive and well worth applying to.</p>

<p>Thanks. By the way, what exactly is rolling admissions?</p>

<p>The earlier your application is received the better chance you have of acceptance. Early applicants are evaluated as applications are received.</p>

<p>New SAT scores:</p>

<p>Critical Reading 640
Math 490
Writing 680</p>

<p>I still suck at Math, but I'm pretty happy that I've improved in all three categories.</p>

<p>Too bad writing doesn't count this year. You have a shot even though your SATs are well below the Binghamton average (in the 1240s I believe). Apply ASAP. Hopefully you have several matches that you are interested in.</p>

<p>By matches do you mean safety schools? I'm pretty oblivious to all of this college stuff, so my apologies. And thanks again for your response.</p>

<p>Edit: Also, are you sure the writing section doesn't count? Here's what it says on Binghamton's website:</p>

<p>
[quote]
Factors considered for admission to Binghamton University include the following in order of importance:</p>

<h1>Academic record (grades, rigor of courses, rank in class, standardized test scores)</h1>

<pre><code>* Students are required to submit scores from the new SAT with the writing section or the new ACT with writing test

[/quote]

</code></pre>

<p><a href="http://www.binghamton.edu/home/admissions/freshmen.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.binghamton.edu/home/admissions/freshmen.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Binghamton will be using the writing section this year for research purposes only.</p>

<p>hie
i was wandering if i had a chance to get into binghamton. I am in 11th grade rite now and i got on my sat's a 1900/2400 and a 1240/1600 </p>

<p>reading-650
math-590
writing-660 </p>

<p>My total transcript avarage so far for 9th and 10th grade is an 85.96.<br>
i always had honors and several AP clases.
i dont have much extra curriculars.
i have a few community services.
and thats about it about me.
so is there a chance for me to get in?</p>

<p>go to community for at least a year and save a couple grand kid.</p>

<p>3.48 GPA unweighted
3.64 GPA Weighted
1150/1800(w/writing on SAT) ..gonna take it again, hopefully gonna raise it to 1200
Editor in Chief of School Newspaper
3 Years Varsity Spring Track
2 Years Varsity Winter Track
1 Year Varsity Cross Country
AP Scholar
Strong College Essay and Letters of Recommendation</p>

<p>Honors English 9, 10
AP English 11(grade:4)
Honors SS 9
AP World 10(grade: 4)
AP US 11(grade:4)
PreCalculus 11(grade: 88)
College Spanish(grade 85)</p>

<p>Senior year courseload: AP English, AP Gov, APES, College Statistics, College Pysch</p>

<p>My DD had very similar stats (graduated from HS in 2010) and got waitlisted. If you are from outside of NY, you have a better chance with these stats.</p>

<p>You might want to start a new thread for more input as the one you tagged onto is quite old.</p>