Chance a Rising Senior

<p>Hello, I was wondering if someone could chance me. </p>

<p>Chinese-American
Female
Massachusetts
First Generation</p>

<p>GPA: End of junior year (2.4 UW) / Expected end of mid-senior year (2.6/2.7 W)
SAT: 1500 / Hoping to retake for 1800
Courseload: First time taking APs or honors in senior year, Took Biology twice</p>

<p>Extra-curriculars:
2 to be 3 Years Varsity Softball Team
2 to be 3 Years Elementary School Tutor
3 Years of Asian Club
3 Years of Key Club</p>

<p>Jobs:
1 Year Ice Cream Store
1 Summer Selective Hospital Medical Program for High School Students
1 Summer Hospital Volunteer</p>

<p>Essay: On being a very outspoken person, how this is the opposite of what a traditional Chinese family expects of their daughter, and how it has shaped who I am now.</p>

<p>Recommendations: From two teachers at school, and perhaps a very close supervisor at my hospital medical program.</p>

<p>--
I know it will probably be hard to gain admission seeing my grades aren't that great. But will my being Asian help me out somewhat in admission?</p>

<p>Hi,
Well your GPA is pretty low for Marist... on collegeboard.com (just search for Marist) it says:
17% had h.s. GPA of 3.75 and higher
15% had h.s. GPA between 3.5 and 3.74
17% had h.s. GPA between 3.25 and 3.49
28% had h.s. GPA between 3.0 and 3.24
18% had h.s. GPA between 2.5 and 2.99
4% had h.s. GPA between 2.0 and 2.49
1% had h.s. GPA between 1.0 and 1.99</p>

<p>BUT, there is a small chance. You are otherwise active in school & community service and being Asian will help you a little - it seems like the school is trying to diversity more. But don't rely on that.</p>

<p>It really depends on what classes you take this year (some honors and/or APs are musts...) and if you can bring your GPA up. And remember - it never hurts to apply and give it your best shot! Good luck!</p>

<p>IMO--It's not going to happen. Your GPA, rigor, and SAT score are too low. </p>

<p>Average Candidate for Marist:</p>

<p>SAT 1: 1760 to 1870
The middle 50% of accepted students scored
between 1760 and 1870 on the SAT.</p>

<p>But isn't Marist an easy school to get into. 23% of the ATTENDING students have a GPA below 3.0. This means that more than that many students with GPAs below 3.0 are accepted. The SAT can easily be remedied. Wouldn't Marist be a good choice to put on the list?</p>

<p>Freshman</a> Students - Accepted Student Profile: Marist College
^READ THIS LINK </p>

<p>39% Acceptance Rate</p>

<p>GPA: 3.3 to 3.6 (recalculated)
The middle 50% of accepted students averaged
between 3.3 and 3.6 for their GPA.</p>

<p>She also needs to recalculate her GPA. Take out the fluff classes (health, religion, art, gym, keyboarding, etc.) and recalculate her GPA with the Core classes (English, History, Lab Sciences, Math, and Foreign Language).</p>

<p>It's getting harder and harder to gain acceptance into Marist. It is becoming more selective.
A 2.4 GPA is not going to cut it at Marist. Her rigor is too low. NO AP classes completed by the end of her junior year. A 2.4 GPA at a "not very good school"----means, an expected even lower GPA had she attended a competitive high school. Her SAT score isn't very good.</p>

<p>In other words, she's missing ALL of the big 3 criteria that most 4-year colleges look for:</p>

<ol>
<li> GPA</li>
<li> Rigor of her curriculum</li>
<li> SAT/ACT score</li>
</ol>

<p>She needs to find schools with higher acceptance rates.</p>

<p>Also, you need to understand that her transcript through her junior year is what admission's offices will use when evaluating her application for admittance. Her senior year grades are used only to show that she hasn't fallen victim to "senioritis". Her senior year transcript is to show that the student has maintained rigor and grades--that's it.</p>