Chances and Important (somewhat stupid) question!

<p>I’m a white female from Florida and BC is my absolute number one choice, what are my chances?
I’m applying RD</p>

<p>SAT: 600 CR, 610 M, 610 W
Sat II: taking them in december
GPA: 3.94 UW 5.14W
rank: county percentile; 1% out of 5,000
AP/IB: IB math 6, Biology 4, US history 4, AP Lang 3, Taking this may: AP Macro, Ap human geography, IB english, IB spanish, IB history, IB Technology</p>

<p>Extracurriculars:

  • 3 years varsity swimming (captain), club swimming for 12 years
  • treasurer of sailing club all four years
  • treasurer of the Academy of finance
  • National honor society
  • Rho Kappa (history honor society)</p>

<p>Lots of Charity/ Community service- American Cancer society and teaching kids to swim</p>

<p>WORK: I have had a steady job for 5 months 15hrs a week
My life is basically work, swimming, and school</p>

<p>My main question is if i think I want to be in CSM but I might do a liberal arts major in the CAS, to which one should I apply? In other words is it any easier to get into one versus another?</p>

<p>THANKYOU SO MUCH–In advance! :)</p>

<p>People said this to me, so you'll probably see it as well,
Your sat score is a bit lower than the BC average.
I personally think your GPA is great. And yaaaa! A fellow IB'er! :) I think that BC will only see your IB classes as great based on your exam scores (Which come out next school year :/). </p>

<p>Good luck!!!!</p>

<p>If you want to be in CSOM, Carroll School of Management, apply to it. Both A&S and CSOM are roughly the same difficulty to get into, but doing an internal transfer into CSOM is very hard to do. You can be in CSOM and have an A&S major too, so don't worry about that.</p>

<p>CSOM is probably easier for females, as it is at all undergrad b-schools. But what will be noticed is the relatively low test scores, particularly math. (Calculus is required for biz.)</p>

<p>Try the ACT. A 30+ can significantly improve your chances.</p>

<p>Thank you everyone! And yes, I did apply to the CSOM! Honestly though, what do you think my chances are?!</p>

<p>Dear sswan94 : You have an 1820 three-way SAT I at a school that has the 25th percentile around 1920 (although legacy data on college board is still reporting 1880). You score is in the single digits percentile at this point. As was pointed out by bluebayou, your 610 mathematics score will be the biggest stumbling block from the three 600 class scores. For a CSOM application, I truly wish you had received guidance advice for a second SAT I testing or an ACT exam.</p>

<p>In your few sentences, your academic profile and performance is fine, not over the top outstanding, but certainly above the midpoint and likely in the top quartile of the RD application pool. We need to have some insight into your essay to really know if any of your leadership or other details convinced a Boston College reader that the campus has to get "to know you" with an invitation.</p>

<p>Right now, being frank, I am concerned about this profile for a CSOM application without more details.</p>

<p>SSWAN94: It's great to have a 1st choice and BC is a really nice place and a good school. Keep in mind that more than 30,000 kids apply to BC every year. One of the common denominators are test scores. Don't be insulted, your scores are really solid, but they are low for BC. If you can improve them or take the ACT, do so. the fact that you are not from a New England state may help you. Also, take a look at some other schools as well, there are a lot of good ones out there. Try to find a back up that you would be happy at just in case: Holy Cross, Lafayette, Stonehill College, Providence College etc! Keep swimming hard and write top essays and keep an open mind!!!! Good luck in this frustrating process you will end up a a really good school BC or not!</p>

<p>I noticed her 1820 was a bit low, but would her chances increase significantly with a score of a 29 on the ACT? I'm asking since there are parallels in our applications, and I just received a 29 composite with a 35 in english, 30 math, 27 reading, 24 science (:s). </p>

<p>Will a low score of a 29 be viewed in a positive light when applying to the Carroll School of Management since the science score (i don't know how)/below average reading score brings the score down? Or, will a 29 be seen as a 29?</p>

<p>Like the OP, I tried the SAT but found more success on the ACT, so I suggest you sign up for the december ACT!</p>

<p>Lastly, how big of a factor is placed on where the applicant is from? I'm from California, is this seen in a good way, because I'd assume it wouldn't give me any sort of advantage. Thanks.</p>