<p>Hi, I really want to go to Penn State University. It's my dream school and I'd do anything to go there. I seriously daydream about it haha.
But anyways here's the thing...I scored low on the ACT because I was sick, tired, barely slept because of the stress, I could swear the man giving the time was doing it wrong because when I did practice tests I always had time left..., and overall it wasn't my best day...</p>
<p>I scored a low 23 on my composite score. I'm thinking of re-taking but since I want to apply now I don't know whether I should just send those scores and see what happens or re-take it in September and send it then. I'd love to send it as soon as possible so they consider me.</p>
<p>I have a 3.69 GPA UW
I've taken no AP classes or tests BUT there's a reason for it. I live in Puerto Rico and they have none of those. It sucks because it really messes up my chances.
I barely have extracurriculars because my school has like 4 of those: choir, band, theater (which i was in), bell choir, and athletics (which I suck at)</p>
<p>I did community work on my senior year. I was recognized as an outstanding student by the Puerto Rico House of Representatives. Only a few students from selected schools are chosen. I was given a certificate and a medal for it. I was offered to be in the Shalom Honor Society at my school but resigned because of money problems.</p>
<p>I'm at the top 25% class rank. </p>
<p>See, here's the thing, anyone who knows me knows I study and work very hard for everything. My school gives a lot of work and a lot of tests in one week. Almost everything I do is study for tests. And sadly, that's not enough. </p>
<p>Maybe I can get into the 2+2 Penn State program. But I'd really love to go to University park to study at Smeal college of business. My second choice would be Altoona, just because it's closer to University Park than the other Campuses.</p>
<p>So what do you guys think? Do I have at least a tiny bit of chance to be accepted for Spring 2011, given my circumstances? And is there any way I can let the admission faculty know about the lack of extracurriculars, and AP classes?</p>