Hi everyone! I’m a 2022 high schooler, and right now, I’m placing everything I have with Amherst College. My stats are okay, but I have a few other things going for me, so will those be enough to snatch admission?
I have a 4.00/4.86 GPA, without any APs because my school doesn’t offer them, and I’m on my school’s honor roll. However, I’ve taken 4+ honors courses every year. My SAT is a 1420, which I may retake, but I also may choose to not submit my score (will that hurt me at all?). I’ve also been working all summer on my common app essay, and my supplemental essay is a work in progress right now. I have a total of 3 in-school ECs, with 2 leadership positions from those. I am a year round athlete, playing varsity sports in the fall and spring, and a club sport throughout the winter and spring and into the summer, and I’ve received both region and conference awards. I intend to commit to Amherst to play, but I’m not sure how much of a role that plays in the admissions office. I will have 100+ volunteer hours by the time I submit my application, and I will have worked a job (albeit a minimum wage type of job). The final thing that I have going for me is that I’m a legacy. Both my mom and my aunt attended Amherst. I’m heading out to visit this weekend, and I’m so excited, but I don’t want to get my hopes up too much, y’know?
Thank you everyone!