Chance Me @ Indina Bloomington and Loyola Chicago

CHANCE ME AT: Indiana Bloomington / Loyola Chicago

I am a high school junior in Brookfield WI. I am looking into further studies in Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, or Environmental Science at universities across the midwest. Indiana and Loyola are my top two at the moment. I was wondering, what my chances of being accepted? And how or what should I do to make those chances better?

GPA: 3.71/4.00 (Weighted) 3.57/4.00 (Unweighted)

ACT: 24 (25 Math, 24, English, 22 Reading, 24 Science)
I want to take the ACT again in June or July but am worried about cancellations due to the coronavirus. I want to get my score to a 27 or higher.

AP: Statistics (not taken the exam yet), Environmental Science (3), Biology (not taken the exam yet), European History (2), Seminar (not taken the exam yet)
Next year, my senior year, I will be retaking AP Environmental Science because that is something I want to study further in college and I want a better score on the exam. However, if this looks bad for college apps please let me know, I still have time to change my schedule.

OTHER: I have also taken Spanish 5 which is a weighted/college-level course. During my senior year, I will be taking a program offered in my school district called Launch. I will be taking the biomedical solutions/interventions strand where I am eligible to earn 2 college credits through DEA. Lastly, I have earned a certificate for taking Yale Universities ¨The Science of Well-Being¨ online class through the website Coursera.

BASIC COURSES: Honors Biology, Chemistry, Marine Biology, Organic Chemistry, Physics, World History, 20th Century History, Principles of American Democracy, Economics, English 9, English 10, English 11, Creative Writing, Writing for College, Spanish 1, Spanish 2, Spanish 3, Spanish 4, Ceramics and Sculpture 1, Ceramics and Sculpture 2, Finance and Investment, Health, and 3 Physical Education courses.


Student Council (9th), HOSA/HOPE (9th-12th), Leadership Academy (10th), SEED Club (11th-12th), Spanish Honors Society (11th), National Honors Society (12th), Link Crew (11th-12th), Cross Country (10th-12th), Track and Field (9th-12th), Football (9th)

*Something unique I have done is establish the city of Brookfield WI as Sunrise Movement Hub with a few other teenagers. The sunrise movement is an American youth-led political movement coordinated, a 501 political action organization that advocates political action on climate change. Hubs help do lots of important work for the movement.


Ace Hardware (August 2018 through May 2019)
Care Age of Brookfield Assisted Living (August 2019 - June 2020)

Indiana is my dream school! But I am just worried that I will not have time to improve my ACT score in time due to the coronavirus. I’m aware that those scores are not the only thing getting me into college. I plan to study Environmental Science, Microbiology, Evolutionary or Ecological Biology, or General Biology. I am just curious about my chances of getting into a science program at Indiana or Loyola. I am the first in my family to be going through this college application process, so it a little scary. I would appreciate the advice, thank you!