- US citizen in the Southwest
- Charter High School with a small graduating class
- White Female
Animal Science or Biochem, really any major that covers prereqs for vet school but I know that it differs for all schools
GPA, Rank, and Test Scores
- Unweighted HS GPA: 3.9/4.0
- Weighted HS GPA (incl. weighting system): About 4.8/5.0 but it may change depending on the AP score that come out in July.
- Class Rank: N/A (my school doesn’t rank)
- ACT/SAT Scores: 1540 superscore (790 EBRW and 750 math), or 1520 without superscore
(AP/IB/Dual Enrollment classes, AP/IB scores for high school; also include level of math and foreign language reached and any unusual academic electives; for transfers, describe your college courses and preparation for your intended major(s))
8th: AP World History
9th: AP Calc AB, AP Psych, AP Gov
10th: AP Bio, AP Calc BC, AP Lang, AP European History, AP Macro, AP Micro
11th: AP Chem, AP Lit, AP Latin (didn’t take test), AP Phys 1 (didn’t take test), AP Stats, AP US History, Post-AP Anatomy/Physiology
My scores are all 4s and 5s except Bio (3), and I’m worried that it’s really going to hurt me since that’s the direction I’m headed in I had to take the test online and the FRQs threw me off a bit. There were honors classes preceding the years with the AP classes.
I won a book award, but I don’t know if that actually does anything.
I have a recognition award from my school (kind of like student of the year)
President and Parliamentarian of a charity league outside of school
Vice President of NJHS and member of NHS throughout HS
Vice President of Key Club junior year
Member of National Latin Society in junior year
Member of a feminist club at my school in junior year
Played volleyball in a rec league until covid hit (so first two years of HS)
I’ve played piano for about 14 years, and I’m self taught on ukulele and guitar (although not that great at guitar if I’m honest lol)
2 Online veterinary summer programs (Tufts and NC State)
Worked at a vet clinic for 7 months, tons of experience and hours
Shadowed at two other clinics freshman year and currently in another internship that should be almost 200 hours (equine, not small animal, because I’m trying to get varied experience).
Should be hired at a fast food restaurant this summer too
*The letters haven’t been written yet, but this is my best estimate on how they’ll go
College Counselor: we’ve only met a few times, but I think they will be able to speak about my passions outside the field and my personality in general, so I feel pretty good about it (9/10)
Teacher 1: AP Lang and AP Lit teacher, showed a lot of participation and interest in the classes, so I think this LOC will be good (8/10)
Teacher 2: Calc AB (A-)/BC (A) teacher. Calculus was my worst class by far, but I ended up with a good score on the BC test and I went to student hours each week for the entire two years. I think this LOC can speak about my determination to improve in a class that was particularly difficult to me, but I hope that my trimester grades in these classes won’t make the LOC detrimental (7/8?/10).
Cost Constraints / Budget
I haven’t really discussed a concrete budget yet, but my parents want me to apply to whatever interests me and make the decisions about budget after I have my confirmed options.
This is a rough drafted list of targets/reaches, and I’m not sure if I’ll be applying to all of these schools. Still trying to keep my options open though. I have not really been considering ED. I hope it’s okay that I’m not posting safeties since I’m mainly interested in feedback about the list below. I do already have a few picked out as I start to refine my college list during the next two months.
Columbia (I’m a legacy, and although they don’t have a vet school, it’s a university I’m genuinely interested in possibly attending. I don’t think my chances are very high in getting in though.)
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
I’d really appreciate any input you all may have! I’m a little concerned that my extracurriculars aren’t too outstanding and my awards are lacking. Hopefully I’m not forgetting anything, but I’ll update if I think of anything I haven’t listed.
Thank you so much!