Chances at RU

<p>I was wondering what my chances are. I'm applying as an Education major.
As it stands right now I'm a 2.71 but I have an IEP for a neurological disorder.
My essay is going to be about how it affected me and my GPA, ending up on homeschooling and in the hospital etc.</p>

<p>I've taken 2 honors classes, my ACT was a 24 which I think helps show I am capable of being a great student and how I've brought my GPA up etc.</p>

<p>I've been working since freshman year including 2 full time jobs.
Peer leadership -4yrs
mock trial-1yr
environmental club-2yrs
raider nation (spirit club)-2yrs
ski/snowboarding club-1yr</p>

<p>My brother also went to Rowan if that helps me, thanks.</p>

<p>bump! any help?! my gpa is a 2.78 now</p>

<p>I’m not in Rowan admissions, so I don’t know. A lot depends on how your 2.8 GPA at your HS compares with others’ 2.8 at their HS. SAT is much more impactful than ACT here in the northeast. Also depends on your planned course of study.</p>

<p>I can tell you that a C+ average does not indicate “sure bet for college”. I don’t think that they, or anyone else, cares that much about your capabilities or reasons. They care more about your performance and track record. That’s what to concentrate on.</p>

<p>Rowan is highly selective in some majors (engineering), selective in others, not all that selective in others. </p>

<p>There are many students with worse records than yours attending college. I don’t mean that yours is horrible, it’s just not sellable. It’s ordinary. I would hope that you wouldn’t be satisfied being an ordinary educator, engineer, journalist, musician, artist, accountant, etc. when you get out of college. You can be ordinary and not be in a financial hole without a college degree.</p>

<p>Don’t rule out boosting your rankings at a jr. college, especially if you are the least bit undecided at majors. JC is where a lot of students “find themselves”, establish a track record of success, and end up being desired recruits at the 4-year schools.</p>

<p>I think you’ve nailed it, Ed.</p>

<p>Rowan doesn’t care if you’ve had a sibling there, but your brother may give you some insights as to campus life, etc. Education was notoriously difficult to be accepted into when I first started college, but I think there’s more of a shift toward the Engineering school in terms of difficulty. Education is still one of the “big ones” in Glassboro, though.</p>