Chance Me? It's kind of a weird one.

<p>I'm a bit curious as to what you guys think of my resume. It's really heavily focused on one subject.</p>

<p>3.87 UW GPA; 4.41 W GPA
Rank: 6/402</p>

<p>SAT I: 1990 -_-
SAT II: Biology 730, Math II 710</p>

<p>Classes worth noting:
Freshman Year: Honors Geometry and English
Sophomore Year: AP World History
Junior Year: AP Calc AB, AP English Language, AP US History, AP Biology, and AP Spanish
Senior Year: AP Calc BC, AP English Literature, AP Psychology, AP Physics, and AP Government</p>

<p>Extra Curricular:
National Honors Society
Youth Symphony Program
Youth Symphony String Quartet
All-State Symphony Orchestra
High School Orchestra String Quartet
Private Violin Lessons
Private Piano Lessons
Teaching private lessons on violin
Teaching private lessons on piano
Martial Arts (Taekwondo)
Tennis
Volunteered at a hospital, a homeless shelter, and my church as a guitarist (Sums up to a little over 200 hours)</p>

<p>Awards:
AP Scholar
1st Place in state-wide string competition
I don't know if this considered an award non-musically speaking, but I was the concertmaster of the Youth Symphony and the All State Symphony.</p>

<p>If you guys would like me to be more descriptive about something just let me know.</p>

<p>So...yeah I mean it doesn't look like a lot in text but my life was dedicated to music since I had thought for the longest time I was going to be a professional musician. Simply put things changed around sophomore/junior year, I am no longer pursuing music as my professional career, and now I'm really trying to pursue academic-related stuff (which is why I took on more AP classes junior year). I am applying to Wash U, but do you guys think I even have a chance with the so many areas lacking? I realize that it's quite a reach, but I guess I'm curious as to whether you guys think it's even worth it.</p>

<p>Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. :)</p>

<p>I think you have a chance.
Are you still active in your music or did you stop most of it after your Soph year?
I would suggest that you try to bring your SAT scores up and apply RD (after you have improved scores reported).</p>

<p>I stopped being in ensemble groups, but I still take and teach private lessons. I'm definitely not going to make the same mistake of disregarding the SAT again.</p>

<p>Your SAT scores are considerably below the 25th percentile, so your odds are quite low. WashU seems to care a lot about SAT/ACT scores.</p>

<p>Just out of curiosity, why did you stop being passionate about music?</p>

<p>sacchi, yeah i kinda blew it. i'm taking it again in november, and hopefully this time around i'm more prepared!</p>

<p>mspennylane, i honestly can't explain it. it was just one of those "it's not for me" kind of realizations over a period of time. i'm sorry i wish there was more to it.</p>

<p>I think you should consider writing your college essay about your experience with music and the decisions you've made to pursue other interests - it could tell the schools a lot about you and also give them insight into why your "resume" is somewhat one-sided.</p>