Chances for NON-ivy league schools; and other issues.

<p>my list of schools:</p>

<p>University of Washington
Whitman College
Carleton College
Colby College
Colgate University
Macalester College
Scripps College
University of Puget Sound
Boston University</p>

<p>condensed version (but please read the long version. plllleeeaaase.)</p>

<p>white female, average suburban public school. i want to be a genetic counselor and double major in biology and biological anthropology, but i usually list undecided on everything because i dont know for sure yet.</p>

<p>GPA: 3.7ish unweighted.</p>

<p>SAT: 680 CR, 660 M, 640 W. 1340/1990. This was with no studying, i can probably get 2150+ if I study. </p>

<p>Class Rank: At least in top 10%. Our school doesnt weight GPAs though so the rank doesnt mean much. I dont know if we release rank to colleges.</p>

<p>Teacher recs: should be ok, but not outstanding.</p>

<p>Essays: should be very good.</p>

-sports medicine internship, 500 hours. <a href="read%20below">color=red</a>[/color]
-(varsity?) bowling, 4 years.
-i have shoved over an extra year into my four years of school. we generally have 24 credits at graduation, 6 per year, but i will have 34 or so.
-60 dual enrollment credits
-national merit commended.
-outstanding social studies student 2006.
-outstanding spanish student 2005.
-because my mom is sick, i help out around the house and with my younger sister.</p>

<p>my dad died suddenly at the end of my sophomore year, and its hit me pretty hard. also, my mom has had some health problems, i am not really confident that she will be alive in 5-10 years. i am starting to feel better but junior year was hell. i missed a ton of school and my overall gpa went from 3.9 to 3.75ish. my junior year gpa was only like 3.35ish. however, i did well on all my ap tests, and i knew all the material in my classes. the decrease was because it was hard for me to be a functioning person and go to school every day and interact with everybody. </p>

<p>long version (please read! :D):</p>

<p>7th grade class that i can get high school credit for:
Algebra I: A/A</p>

<p>8th grade classes that i can get high school credit for:
Spanish I: A/A
Geometry: A-/A
Intermediate Band: A/A</p>

Spanish II: A/A
Algebra II: A-/A
Honors English: A-/A
Advanced Band: A/A
PE 9: B+
Washington State History: A
Health 9: A
Physical Science: A</p>

Functions, Statistics, Trigonometry (like precalculus 1) : A-/B (see thread: <a href=""&gt;;/a&gt;)
Symphonic Band: A-/A
Honors Sophomore English: A/A
AP World History: A-/A- (4 on test, average was 2.5)
Honors Biology: A/A
Spanish III: A/A-</p>

<p>Summer 2006:
American Lit 1: A</p>

AP Biology: A-/A- (4 on test, average was 2.5)
AP US History: B+/B (5 on test, average was 3)
AP Psychology: A (5 on test, average was 1)
World Literature: A
Sports Medicine: A-/.....C-. i started college in the summer term before high school ended, so i had to stop going to high school about a week early. i turned in my final project to his mailbox in the office, but apparently he didnt get check it or something. i have him next year for advanced sports med, so i will ask him to change it for me. i should have like a B+, at worst. would it really kill my chances if for some reason, he wouldnt change it?</p>

<p>College Classes taken in Junior year:
Even though these classes are only a quarter long, 5 college credits = 1 high school year, so each grade is calculated into my GPA as two high school semesters.
Math 119 (algebra): B-/B-
Anthro 101: A-/A-</p>

<p>Summer 2007 classes (I will have the grades by the time apps are due):
Math 120 (trig): predicting an A
Anthro 202 (cultural anthropology): predicting an A-
Chem 121 (inorganic chem): predicting an A-</p>

<p>Senior Year:
AP European History:
Advanced Sports Medicine:</p>

<p>I will have the grades for these classes by the time applications are due.
Math 124 (calc 1): predicting an A-
Anthro 201 (biological anthropology): predicting an A
Polsci 210 (american government): predicting an A</p>

<p>My unweighted GPA right now, without the predicted grades or the C-, is 3.76. With the C-, its a 3.71. With the predicted grades, its a 3.77. Basically, its not going to change that much from a 3.75ish. My school doesnt weight GPAs, but I figured it out myself and its over 4.0.</p>

<p>Issue 1: The C-. If my teacher lost my project or thinks I never turned it in or something, and he wont change the grade, how much will this affect my chances?</p>

<p>Issue 2: The sports med internship. This is a two-year internship that I will finish by senior year. Can I still put it on my app even though I wont have the certificate and stuff until after apps are due?</p>

<p>Issue 3: Junior year gpa decrease. I know that this is the most important year, but unfortunately its also the year my dad died. Will my ap grades and the projected grades that i get in my college classes during the summer and fall terms make up for my junior year gpa?</p>

<p>If you read this entire thing, thank you, i love you.</p>

<p>Send me your chances link and i will chance you back.</p>

<p>You won't be punished for a grade dip due to personal tragedy. There's a place on the app to note anything that may have affected your performance.</p>

<p>Go ahead and list the internship, but say something like 'will receive certifiate upon completetion'.</p>

<p>You scores are a little low for some of the schools on your list. But Macalester and Carleton are a lot more about the individual than the numbers, so I think you're a great applicant for them. Colby/Colgate/maybe BU seem like the iffier schools.</p>

<p>Goodl luck!</p>

<p>Well, I never feel comfortable predicting someone else's chances, but I just wanted to wish you good luck. Don't worry about your junior grades. They will not affect your admissions decision.</p>

<p>If you need any advice on the college application process and all, just pm me here.</p>

<p>Again, good luck!</p>

Princeton '11</p>

<p>thanks ses and jss330.</p>


<p>maybe you should try for better schools if you can just increase your sat score</p>

<p>With a 3.76 unweighted, I say you have a good shot at going to places like UC Berkeley, UCLA, USC or UCSD. Try it and see if you can put your feet to any of those school. I suggest that you try it out maybe. Who knows what can happen.</p>

<p>nice 3 year old grave dig</p>

<p>I would recommend retaking your SAT score if you want to get into BU.</p>