US Citizen - North Carolina
Current Sophomore trying to figure out a sane college list with some safety schools
My daughter goes to a top ranked public school for the Performing and Visual Arts. Basically, she had to apply and audition for admission and is there for theater. The way it works is she must perform regularly and takes three intense theater courses a year. As such, there are fewer AP opportunities at this school. The school offers only honors and AP courses.
My daughter hopes to major in Chemistry (pre-dent) and minor in music, theater, or musical theater.
GPA, Rank, and Test Scores
Unweighted HS GPA: 4.0
Class Rank: At end of Sophomore year she’s 1/80
ACT Score: She has taken the PreACT and gotten a 32. She will take the actual test in the fall and hopefully score the same or better.
The plan is to take 6 APs through senior year (Enviro Science, World Hist., Lang, Lit, Stats, Calc). She has one dual enrollment course (US History had to be taken this way due to scheduling).
Awards and Extracurriculars
Service Learning Award (100 hours of community service)
Service Learning Diploma (250 hours)
International Thespian Honor Society
ITS individual event Superior scores at State and Regional levels both Freshman and Sophomore years (so far)
Has regularly acted professionally since sixth grade
Participant in County Young Leaders program
Fencing (3rd place in State for Epee 2022)
Accepted to (attending this summer) NC Summer Ventures in Science and Math (competitive and free live-in research program)
Shadowed Pediatric Dentist off and on throughout HS
I assume these will be great. Her small school means she has close relationships with her teachers across all subjects.
Cost Constraints / Budget
50k or less. She wants to be an orthodontist, so she will have lots and lots of school to pay for.
Safety (maybe?): NC State
Reach (maybe?): UNC-CH, McGill, Bowdoin (This is well out of our price range. She just loves it).
As you can see, my daughter has a pretty specific set of interests. She loves loves loves science and math, but also has a passion for performing. She’s looking for a school that will let her do both. UNC would be great for this, but we live in the third largest county and it can be hard to get in. We are early in this process and would love help knowing other places to look.