Do I even stand a chance for RD, I have great test scores but a bad GPA?

<p>Intended school: CAS
GPA: 3.27 UW, 3.5 W (my school does not weight or rank, so do not count on my weighted GPA being correct)</p>

<p>SAT: 1600 (M+CR) / 2320 (all in one sitting)</p>

<p>SAT IIs- World History: 800, Math 2C: 800, Bio E: 800, US History: 800</p>

<p>AP: Psych, English Lang and Comp, Comp Sci, US History- All 5s, (self studied Psych)</p>

<p>I worked hard on my personal statements, my AP English Lang teacher liked it, as did my AP English Lit teacher, and my Honors Chem teacher (who has an MFA in some Literature). </p>

<p>Senior Year Schedule:
AP Physics C
AP English Lit
AP Art History
AP Calc AB/Calc C Honors
AP Gov
Spanish 3</p>

<p>ECs And Achievements:</p>

<p>As you're about to see, much of my ECs revolve around politics and trivia, which makes up the bulk of my interests.</p>

<p>Captain of Quiz Bowl Team (I share the title with another individual, but I do most of the organization of tournaments that we host or attend.)</p>

<p>Constitution Team co-captain (won't tell you how our team did at Nationals, but we did well)</p>

<p>Vice President of the Young Republicans</p>

<p>President of Pre-Law Society</p>

<p>I regularly volunteer at a nonprofit for veterans of the Iraq War, approx. 350 hours so far </p>

<p>FBLA Treasurer</p>

<p>Oh and if it matters at all, I basically had an upward cliff from sophomore to junior year. I went from being an A,B,C student to a straight-A's student all of junior year.</p>

<p>from what i've heard, i think that high SAT scores and a low GPA tend to imply a smart student but a lazy worker. however, your grades have trended up and you received straight A's in junior year, the most important year. there could be some kind of underlying circumstance where in your first few years you had average grades which has kept your gpa down. you may want to explain that in your application. all in all, i think you should be able to gain admission. best of luck!</p>

<p>I think you have a pretty good chance at BU! Especially with the upward trend and great SAT scores.</p>

<p>Thanks for the replies guys!</p>

<p>And will it be disadvantageous for me to apply ED? Or will it make a difference at all?</p>

<p>bump .</p>

<p>ED can raise your chances of getting in; however, if you are accepted, you are bound to their agreement and must attend BU. this can limit your options if you are not 100% certain about going to BU. you may also receive less financial aid since they know you HAVE to go there. hope that helped a little bit</p>