College applications were due yesterday, and since the last few weeks have just been filling out application after application I’m kindof out of a loss with what to do with my free time (who needs friends, right?) so I figured what better thing to do than to post my stats and contemplate my chances!?
Actually, there’s probably a lot of better things I could be doing but
I’m an in state, white/asian male that goes to a public school in a notoriously rigorous county.
My GPA is 3.89 (weighted), with a 2010 SAT (single and combined). I know that being in the top 10% is important to these schools, but I’m fairly certain that I am not. I had a period where my gpa dropped, but the circumstances are indirectly explained in one of my essays.
My Senior year classes are:
AP Comparative Government
AP Physics C (Mechanics)
AP Calculus BC
Chamber Orchestra (the highest offered in our school)
My grades this year should be better than last, although still in the A/B range, not straight A’s
My activities include
-VA Boys State Delegate
-Head Manager at a local pool, employed for 3 years (Also Asst. Manager and Head Lifeguard previously)
-Travel Ice Hockey, Captain and Asst. Captain 9th and 10th grade
-High School Varsity Ice Hockey
-Vice-President of Model UN club
-Officer in National Honor Society
-Tri-M Music Honor Society
-Boy Scouts (Current Life Scout, will receive Eagle Scout in Feb. and notify the schools)
-Technology Student Association
The awards I listed are:
-AP Scholar with Honor
-2nd Place at state technology competition
-2nd place Moot Court competition at VA Boys State
-School based academic award
-All academic award (awarded to players in the high school hockey league that maintain their grades during the season)
My main concern for these schools is my lower gpa, which I’m hoping that I can counter with essays (my essays were pretty strong and clever). I’d consider these my reach schools, but hopefully I can luck out!
Hopefully I’m not the only one spending my Saturday night on college confidential haha
P.S. I intend to be a business major.