chances?

<p>I was just wondering how much of a chance I have of getting into Swarthmore.</p>

<p>I'm a racially mixed girl. mom is nigerian</p>

<p>GPA: 3.790
Weighted GPA: 4.540</p>

<p>SAT: (taking them again in October)
math- 560
critical reading- 620
writing- 690</p>

<p>SAT II:
Biology- 680
French- 690</p>

<p>AP:
Biology - 5
Language - 5
French Lang - 3
NSL - 3</p>

<p>School Sports/Activities:
soccer- 9th and 10th grade. varsity in 10th. didn't tryout 11th, trying out 12th
track and field (varsity every year)- 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th (possibly captain)
indoor track- 9th, 10th (all county gazette team), 12th (possibly captain)
French Honors Society since 10th grade (12th grade = officer)
Pit orchestra- played in the spring musical of Beauty and the Beast
-student run West Bank Story production</p>

<p>Extracurricular:
girl scouts- 5 years, working on gold award
tutoring
violin lessons
pet sitting and babysitting
viola (9 years)
piano (taking up again for this year)
Concordia language village study abroad program in France- June to July 2008</p>

<p>i'm thinking of majoring in biology</p>

<p>I don't think anyone can say that they have a great chance of getting into Swat, but I think you have a fair/ok chance. Your ethnic background will definitely be to your advantage, and your extracurriculars are great. Your GPA is high too (though I can't really say how high because my school grades by a different system). Your only real vulnerability is your test scores. At this point, I don't think you could make it in with those scores (Swarthmore says that they are important in the admissions process), but with just a little bit of improvement you will be in the lower half of the Swarthmore SAT score range listed on College Board.
I'm not an expert, though. Good luck!</p>