Chances // Need Your Advice!

<p>W&M is my first choice school and I'm considering applying ED this fall. However, I feel like this might not help me out since I have such a low GPA and SAT (both lower than the average for W&M) and I don't want to get rejected right off the bat. What's your opinion on this? Here are my stats:</p>

<p>GPA - 3.6 W</p>

<p>Rank - top 25%</p>

<p>SAT I - 600 V / 600 M / 670 W = 1870 total
I'm almost positive that it will be over 2000 when I apply.</p>

<p>SAT II - Math IC: 600, Spanish: 660 -- should I retake these?</p>

<p>I'm taking the hardest courseload available and will graduate with the completion of 8 AP's and the only Honors course available.</p>

<p>For ECs, I have some clubs, a few leadership positions, etc. I've played the clarinet for 7 years.</p>

<p>I have work experience, 50+ community service hours, and I'll graduate with the honor's program seal for the school division.</p>

<p>Also, I have an on-campus interview tomorrow. I'll post about that later too.</p>

<p>Another question: Will W&M see my first semester grades from senior year?</p>

<p>From my one experience with W&M admissions, I think it would be better for you to hold out until RD. I'm only saying this because my friend had a similar GPA but a 1330 GPA (old) and was deferred and later rejected when he sent his application in early when another person I know who applied regular with just about the same stats but a much easier course load was accepted.</p>

<p>Are you instate? The stats are not very good for out of state but you have a good chance if you raise your SATs and are in state.</p>

<p>W&M will see your first semester grades since they should be on the transcript that your guidance counselor mails them.</p>

<p>Good luck.</p>

<p>the interview i think is key, when i applied (ED none the less) I felt like i nailed the interview and i def think it helps.</p>

<p>viscious, I am in-state so I know that will help me out a lot.</p>

<p>I went to that information session at w&m, and the admissions person said that they don't consider the SAT II's that much. They use it mostly for placement, and said that it doesn't play a factor in admissions. I'm a rising senior and hoping to get into William and Mary also. Good luck!</p>

<p>I did not take any SAT IIs, and was accepted into WM this past year. Obviously you don't need them.</p>

<p>If you apply ED, the college will not see your senior year grades because your first semester won't be finished yet.</p>