Chances for COLBY!

<p>Hey guys! So I've been looking at Colby College and its an awesome school from my opinion. But there's always a catch. My GPA is definitely on the low side but my SAT is solid. Please chance me!</p>

<p>Location: Very competitive public high school in Pittsburgh, PA.
Income Status: <40,000 annually.
Year: Junior</p>

<p>UW GPA: 3.3/4.0
W GPA: 4.3
Mostly all honors and AP courses except for the mandatory regular classes. My foreign language grade pulls my GPA down considerably. Upward trend. </p>

<p>SAT: 760 Critical Reading 760 Math 740 Writing. 2260 overall.
ACT: 34</p>

<p>ECs: Chess player, top ranked in the country for my age. 99th percentile for U18 year olds.
100+ hours at the Pittsburgh Chess Club. Also on the board of directors for the club.
Leadership position. </p>

<p>Works as an assistant in an international business consultancy firm. </p>

<p>Part of the Existentialist club, President. Also of the Happiness Club, no leadership position. </p>

<p>Model UN participant, I have won some awards locally and regionally. </p>

<p>Have run Cross Country for 3 years. Will go for four next year and have run track for 1 year.
Other things: Guitar, bilingual. I am an immigrant from Russia and speak the language fluently. Recommendations should be really good from teachers and from work. </p>

<p>Thanks guys for chancing!</p>

<p>I don't want to do this but bump...</p>

<p>Seems like you would bring linguistic diversity to campus, which is great for a college like Colby. Your scores are great. I think you have a good shot because apart from your stats playing chess at a very high level makes you special. Go for a visit and don't miss the opportunity to interview and you will be in good shape!</p>

<p>Definitely visit and interview, but also know that Colby won't interview you until you are a senior.</p>