Chances of getting in? (how crippling is a GPA)

<p>I went to an extremely rigorous high school (Friends, down the street from JHU) and was averaging about a 3.0 in the toughest courses offered through my junior year. I was bad about doing homework and such so I'm now at a postgraduate school (still my senior year) taking college chemistry, calculus, and composition along with a few other classes currently getting a 3.8-4.0 (Top 5%). I am also showing much better work habits. This year I began doing community service multiple times a week. I've been working at JHU for about 6 years. The first 2 were spent unpaid doing repair, network setup, and website construction in the microscope facility. The second 2 years were spent building computers for a neonatal addiction research lab. I currently am working at the cystic fibrosis lab managing and repairing their network while my main job is statistical work in gene analysis. I've done presentations for the phisiology department and, assuming a grant gets through, will be setting up co-ordination for all the aspects of gene analysis. I hope to be using RT-PCR this summer to search for the CFTR gene in mitochondria. I will be taking the SAT II in december. My current scores in prep class hover around 2300 to 2350. By the end of this school year I hope to have a patent for a subsonic projectile. By the end of summer '07 I hope to have completed construction of a formula style race car. I am also starting a small trailer business for dingy sailboats. All that being said, I am an extremely strong writer and will have many strong recomendations from math, english, and chemistry teacher(s).
I want to double major in chem/physics or do Eng Chem.
AA Ethnicity, I live 1 block from the JHU campus
Mom is an aclaimed researcher (Dr. Estelle Gauda) and on the board of graduate admissions.</p>

<p>So just how much of a hinderance will a ~3.25 GPA be?</p>


<p>Allow me to add:
My mom is NOT my employer, and my employer will write an incredible recomendation (He already did for my current transfer)</p>


<p>I think you'll do fine... wow...</p>

<p>Forgot to mention:
2 time varsity baseball semi finalist
1 Time league MVP winner
2 time JV soccer champion, 2 time athletic award winner</p>

<p>A case full of top three sailing trophies
I also sail small performace dingies on an internation circut</p>

<p>I think thats everything?</p>

<p>GPA is a good (but not great) indication of your work ethic, and how hard you're willing to study and work to make the grade. That's very important at Hopkins. Keep that in mind.</p>

<p>But you seem to have a lot on your plate. You'll be looked at as a whole during the admissions process.</p>