I’ve never done this before so hopefully it works!
I applied ED1 to Bowdoin but I wanna know if i have any chance…
I’m a white female from the midwest (Minnesota). Middle class family, no legacy.
I go to a really unique public charter, super small (60 in my grade). The school is fully IB and is one of 3 Montessori high schools in the US.
I didn’t submit any test scores ( I couldn’t take the ACT cus covid), but I will submit IB Exams and have sent in which ones I am scheduled to take. I have a 4.1 gpa (out of a 4.25 scale, my school weights weird).
I am top 5 in my class, I am a full IB world diploma candidate, I take all and only IB courses including TOK, I have been on high honors and deans list all 4 years, I am a final contender for my states top graduate award, and have national and state musical theatre awards.
In terms of activities; I started a women’s union against misogyny @ my school and have worked with admin to create policy changes, I lead women’s backpacking trips, worked with an organization in Minneapolis after the uprising to aid people experiencing homelessness due to unrest, I captain my ultimate frisbee team and have played in multiple national ultimate championships, drama all 4 years of high school and won national and state awards for theatre performance, environmental research on green gentrification all of senior year through IB with an international org in Europe, I interned with a professional playwright and assistant directed original productions all 4 years, NHS, and more but they are just eh.
My essays are pretty good, they are written really well but I don’t know if they are super unique. I had an interview and it was just average, I think it went well enough, but I have really high expectations because I am a performer lol.
I have 3 letters of rec from teachers that have known me since 5th grade due to my small school, I think they will be good, although I am known to be a talker.
I did the video response and it was just a fun short little thing, it adds a bit of light hearted personality to my application which I think is a good thing.
I think my activities, academic rigor, and unique education are my strong points but my stats are kinda low and my interview didn’t rly stand out, let me know if u think I have a chance… Also maybe give me other schools you think I could be a good fit at for RD ?