USC is my dream school and as I get further and further into this application process (even though it has literally been 2 weeks) I feel more and more like my chances of getting in are very slim. Here’s a brief overview of my stats and ECs and stuff:
- I've taken primarily honors courses throughout HS (I took 2 AP courses Junior year and I'm taking 3 this year)
- My GPA is 4.2l weighted and about 3.83 unweighted (my school only does weighted so I'm not sure if I calculated my unwieghted correctly, but let's just pretend I did)
- I'm taking the SAT in October and, based on the practice exams I've been taking, I'll probably get between 1450 and 1500.
- My ECs (which honestly kind of suck): - Chief Talent Officer of my school's podcast club (I write podcast scripts and things of that nature) - creative writing (I submit stuff to writing competitions and my school's literary magazine) - volunteering at my local animal shelter, - I worked as a concession stand manager at basketball camps during the summer - VP of my school's comic book club (though I only did it during 9th grade)
(I struggled with severe anxiety and depression for a long time, which seriously affected my ability to participate in ECs)
I think my essays will be pretty good (I’m a really good writer). I just want know know if it seems like I have at least the smallest chance of getting in. I know A LOT of factors go into admission decisions, but I just feel like I have absolutely no chance of getting in at this rate. It breaks my heart a little. I just want to know if you think there’s ANY hope for me or if I should really try not to get my hopes up. I know I don’t seem all that extraordinary, but it can’t hurt to at least try, right?
Also, in case it matters, I intend to major in creative writing/english (don’t you dare judge me. I don’t care if you don’t think I’ll be able to get a job after college. That’s not the question) and I’m an African American female.