Chances??

<p>So I was thinking about applying to Boston College for their nursing program. But I am extremely worried that I won’t gain admission based on my G.P.A and SAT. I know this school is pretty competitive so do I have any chance of getting in?</p>

<p>I’m an African American Female</p>

<p>G.P.A: 3.5
SAT: 1680</p>

<p>Courses & Grades:
AP Biology (93)
AP Psychology (90)
AP U.S History (89)
Honors Anatomy and Physiology (94)
Physics (85)
Calculus (80)
Theology (97)
Sociology (90)</p>

<p>Extracurricular Activity:</p>

<p>2 hours of Blood Drives
Cashier at sears (12 hours a week)
Haunt For a Cure
Volunteer for Paul Center Gala
Team Breast Cancer Walk
McCarthy field day volunteer
Volunteer every Friday at the elementary school
Red Cross (2 years)
Student council (2 years)
Live Smart (3 years)
JV/Varsity lacrosse
JV soccer
JV volleyball
JV/Varsity track and field.</p>

<p>Dear lalalaughing24 : As you have seen in other threads here on College Confidential, we have been very tough on applicants sporting SAT I three-way scores in the 1950-2000 range. At 1680, you are looking at an average of 560 per section. In order to get to the 25th-percentile (about 620-630) in any one section means that the other sections would drop to a 530 or so which is right around the nation-wide SAT average, not the scores needed for the Top 30 school.</p>

<p>You need to do something on the standardized tests. If you are already a senior, that ship might have already sailed. If you can, an SAT review course and another sitting ... or an ACT sitting ... might provide an option here.</p>

<p>Unless there is something extenuating in your situation which can be discussed in your essay section (not covered here), the other components will not outweigh the board scores. </p>

<p>The problem with rendering this view is that you sound like a committed young lady who might well have a calling in the nursing field. You should not ignore that noble calling whether or not the Connell School of Nursing would have a place for you.</p>

<p>Scott,</p>

<p>I am a transfer applicant looking to come into BC in Fall 2012. I was previously accepted as a senior in high school yet turned down their amazing financial aid offer to attend the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL based on my parents advice... lesson learned. I then transferred from UMiami since it was too expensive and am now attending Nova Southeastern University which is a tier 2 school and where I feel deprived of all my hard work I did in high school to get into a good university. My uncle lives in Chestnut Hill, and every time I visit I regret my decision to not attend BC. </p>

<p>This is why I am applying now. My High School statistics are:
Unweighted GPA: 3.76
Weighted GPA: 4.43
ACT: 31 (Best scores are Composite: 31, Math: 34, English: 32, Reading: 32, Science: 27, Writing: 08)</p>

<p>At Miami I had:
Cumulative GPA: 3.30 (1st semester: 2.99, 2nd semester: 3.6)---> My parents were having a rough time and were contemplating divorce which is why I had such a bad grade 1st semester. I had to keep going home to mediate they relationship, this had an emotional and physical effect on me including a massive time commitment. I explained this in the additional information section on the common application.</p>

<p>At Nova I am still in my 1st semester of classes so I don't know my GPA but so far I have most A's and an A- taking Biology, physics, chemistry (all with labs, 4 credits) and a literature Detective Fiction course (for my english major)
Extracurricular: AMSA pre-med society, Rotaract Club (children volunteer committee), Indian Student Association (cultural), and Project Downtown (feed the less fortunate every saturday in downtown ft. lauderdale, FL---> wrote about this extracurricular on common app where it asked that prompt)</p>

<p>Is it advantageous to apply this early?
And what are my chances of getting in?</p>

<p>PS: I AM APPLYING WITHIN THE JANUARY 1st DEADLINE SO HOW DOES THAT AFFECT MY APPLICATION SINCE I WON'T HAVE MY SEMESTER GRADES UNTIL ABOUT MID OR LATE DECEMBER?</p>

<p>Thanks!</p>

<p>Also my AP scores are:
AP World History-5
AP English-4</p>

<p>Sorry completely forgot</p>

<p>Dear raksudum : Not sure about the etiquette of thread hijackings for chance-me discussions, but some quick thoughts for you follow. </p>

<p>First, Boston College (#31) and Miami (#38) are relatively the same on the national ranking scale. As a result, Boston College might well look at your freshman year and think that you can be expected to have a B+ performance at Boston College. However, that is not the type of GPA that typically successfully transfers.</p>

<p>Second, since you were accepted to Boston College nearly two years back, clearly your High School profile was a fit. The problem is that the detour to Nova Southeastern does not seem to bolster your profile overall despite the grades. This would be your third school in three semesters which raises one to question whether you know what you want from a college experience.</p>

<p>Third, the competition for spots is fierce among transfers and I have little visibility to the total number of spots that are available. The number of transfers is typically in the double digits annually, so you will really need to explain your change of heart and early GPA performance. Since BC originally accepted you, the concentration on your High School performance is less important. Effectively, you will need to answer the question(s), "Why not BC before, why BC now, and why my last 18 months have helped me make this decision?".</p>