gtown has been a dream of mine since my freshman year! I’m applying (maybe EA) to the SFS with an intended major in international history
SAT: 1580 (790 each section)
SAT IIs: 800 world history, 740 french oops (an admissions rep I emailed told me I shouldn’t retake, they would look at my AP score/French grades more), hopefully will get to take US history + Physics this August or September
GPA: 4.61 weighted, all As
APs: will graduate with 18 maybe 19 total, 5s on all I’ve done so far
currently sitting at #7/70 in my class, was ranked higher before our district made a change in rank policy in the middle of my junior year lol (my counselor will probably mention this in her letter)
i go to a highly-ranked public magnet!
was chosen to be a senate page this summer (!!) (but it may get cancelled bc of COVID )
student volunteer coordinator + fellow on a local school board campaign
interned for a state rep and volunteered for his mayoral race
co-founder and leader of a community service program where we teach ballet biweekly to kindergarteners at a local, disadvantaged elementary school
co-founder and president of LD debate
mock trial all four years (will be captain next year, gone to state twice)
co-founder and VP of french club, also TA’d for a French III class to tutor students
co-president for activism of a political discussion group at my school
active member of Girl Up chapter at my school
interned last summer at my church (did mostly community service work, also started initiative to get more teens to visit our library)
i feel pretty good about teacher recs- i’m probably going to get them from my debate coach/English teacher/thesis advisor and from my AP world/Euro/psych teacher/TA advisor/mock trial advisor, both of them know me really well.
my dad went to gtown law if that counts as legacy status?
i know i don’t have just a ton of international relations-related activities, but i know international history is one of the less commonly applied for majors and i think i can really emphasize my passion for history (i’m doing a thesis course next year, taken as many advanced classes in it as i can) alongside my passion for political engagement and global involvement/understanding.
please let me know if you think i have a good shot or if there’s more i should do! i’m really worried about my lack of IR involvement