Big thanks to anyone who responds to this thread. The application process is so damn stressful and isolating. Any contributions and outside-opinions are welcome to chance me for any of the listed schools with the follow stats!
Early Decision I: Colgate University, NY.
Regular Decision (if it comes down to it)
- Middlebury College, VT
- Carelton College, MN
- St. Olaf College, MN ( likely my ED II )
- Gustavus-Adolphus College, MN
- Wittenberg University, OH
Demographics: US Citizen, Female applicant from a public school in the Portland Oregon metro area. Will require financial aid and not submitting test scores for ACT/SAT.
Intended Major(s): Russian-Eurasian Studies (REST) and International Affairs/Relations
GPA: 3.9 (unweighted) 4.15 (weighted)
Class Rank (Weighted): 55/455 (Top 12%)
Coursework: 11 International Baccalaureate (IB) Classes taken in Junior/Senior years (IB Psych, IB Analysis/Approaches I, IB English 11, IB History I, IB Environmental Systems and Societies, IB English 12, IB History II, IB Spanish 4, ) and 15 honors-level classes (includes IB classes).
- Fourth place in an International Open Novella Contest of all genres/countries with 1,300+ entries.
- Second Place/“Excellent” winner of state-wide journalism award for student news article.
- Model UN Nations at State level (4 years, 1 as Club VP, 1 as President)
- Newspaper at school/local level (3 years, 1 as editor of the Website, 1 as editor of the Center Fold)
- Wind Ensemble/Band (4 years, Bass Clarinet and section leader in an ensemble that has won multiple marching awards and state-wide festivals)
- Fiction Writing (8+ years, placed in Top 5 of an International Novella Contest with 1,300+ entries from all genres/countries)
- National Honor Society Member (1 year, School/State chapter)
- Local Coffee Shop Barista (10 hours a week, 30 in the summer)
Essay: Completed and edited. Follows Prompt No. 1 on the Common App. and shares how my interest in Soviet/Eurasian History forms the creative base of my fiction.
Again, thank you.