Can I get into Boston College?

<p>I was wondering if I could get into Boston College assuming I do meet the early action deadline, with these stats:</p>

<p>GPA: 3.37 weighted (school doesn't do unweighted GPA)
SAT: 560 CR, 650 M, 720 W (1930)
ACT: 27
Class Rank: N/A (my school doesn't do class rank)</p>

<p>After high school, I would have taken 3 AP classes, and about 3 honors classes</p>

<p>Extracurriculars: </p>

<p>-I play the piano
-I'm a tennis player
-some international community service
-various clubs (Junior Statesmen of America, Forensics and Debate, etc...)</p>

<p>I don't need financial aid (if that matters)</p>

<p>I think I'll be able to write a good essay and get good teacher recommendations</p>

<p>What are my chances? Thanks</p>

<p>Probably not much of a chance. Realistically, a 3.3 and a 1970 puts it out of reach. Have you tried looking at less competitive Jesuit schools, like Creighton and Seattle? I can't remember if it's a Jesuit school anymore but Chaminade would accept you instantly.</p>

<p>Write a really good essay, call the school telling them how much you want to go, your writing score's pretty decent so you have a little bit of a chance.</p>

<p>Eh... I highly doubt you'll get in with those grades. I'm guessing a 3.37 weighted is around a 3 unweighted, and the 1930 SAT is quite low. East coast schools like BC tend to favor the SAT over the ACT, but to be honest, a 27 is rather low for BC too. 3 AP classes is also a bit low, but this is acceptable if you have done very well in these classes. unfortunately, your EC's are also rather unimpressive. I didn't see any leadership positions, and some of it is rather generic, which you should avoid at all costs. For example, I also play the piano. I played maybe 3 years, and quit before I was 13. There are hundands of thousands of kids like me who can put "plays piano" on thier app. (and to be honest, piano is the most generic of instruments lol) Putting "plays piano" or "plays tennis" are very very weak EC's. Basically, what I'm saying is emphasize your strengths. Have you won any awards or recognition for your piano? Did you play for your school at all? Varsity tennis for your school? How many hours of service? Be specific; you want as much of a personal feel to your app as possible. Anyways, I would highly recomend you retake the SAT's. Even if you had the best recommendations and essays in the world, you would still be hurt on the academic end. Getting your SAT up may help redeem your GPA a bit, but with a 3.37 weighted and a 1970 now, you are very very unlikely to get in</p>