Do I have a Chance?

<p>Hi, I am a senior at a very competitive all boys preparatory school in central NJ. I have been extremely interested in Lehigh since my first visit Junior year. Since then I applied Early Decision 1 to their Business School. I've visited Lehigh about 3 or 4 times and have spoken to an alumnus. I would appreciate it if someone could chance me. </p>

<p>I wrote a really good common app essay on my experiences as the co-founder and assistant coach of the New Jersey Lightning Beep Baseball Team, New Jersey’s first adaptive baseball team for the Blind and Visually Impaired. My supplement essays were also well written and though out.</p>

<p>AP Classes this year:
AP Economics (Micro and Macro)
AP Psychology</p>

<p>AP Classes Last year:
AP Calculus AB
AP American History</p>

<p>I've taken mostly Honors and AP classes with the exception of a few standard classes here and there. (More rigorous course load every year but with a slight downward change in GPA) </p>

<p>Test Scores and Grades:</p>

<ul>
<li>93.5 GPA weighted (so i guess around 3.8/4)
-first quarter avg of 95 for senior year so far</li>
<li>1890 SAT (600CR 610M 680W) </li>
</ul>

<p>Honors and Achievements:</p>

<ul>
<li>National Honor Society (inducted Junior Year</li>
<li>Spanish Honor Society (inducted Sophomore year) </li>
<li>Honor Roll: 1st Honors- 2 semesters
2nd Honors- 4 semesters </li>
</ul>

<p>Co-Curricular Activities:</p>

<ul>
<li>Italian Cultural Society: 9,10, 11, 12</li>
<li>Academy Torch (School Newspaper): 9, 10, 11, 12</li>
<li>Model UN: 11,12</li>
</ul>

<p>Extra-Curricular Activities:</p>

<ul>
<li>SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions): 9, 10, 11, 12</li>
<li>FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America): 11, 12 </li>
<li>Intramural Flag Football: 9,10, 11</li>
<li>New Jersey Lightning (Beep Baseball Team for the Blind and Visually Impaired): 10-present </li>
</ul>

<p>Leadership Positions:</p>

<p>-President of SADD (Student Against Destructive Decisions) 2011-2012
-Vice President of SADD 2010-2011
-Chair of Zilinski Sports Equipment and Toiletry Drive 2008-2012
-Editor in Chief of the Academy Torch (School Newspaper) 2011-2012
-Assistant Editor of the Academy Torch 2010-2011
-Co-founder and assistant coach of The New Jersey Lightning Beep Baseball Team, New Jersey’s first Beep Baseball team for the Blind and Visually Impaired</p>

<p>Awards and Honors:</p>

<p>-Presidential Service Award for Community Service: Gold Level
-Epitome of the Academy: 2009
-GURU - only 1 of 30 selected to serve as co-minister/co-teacher at my HS</p>

<p>Community and Civic Involvement:</p>

<p>-NJ Lightning: Beep Baseball Team for the Blind and Visually Impaired
-Al’s Angels - community service organization</p>

<p>Language Background
- Italian (fluent
- English (fluent)
- Spanish (not as fluent but am learning the language)</p>

<p>Ethnicity
- White (non-Hispanic)</p>

<p>Job Experience
-I've worked at my family's restaurant since I was seven years old and I am now an assistant manager. I work on avg 40hrs a week, and go there directly after school. I've worked during the entire summer every year since freshman year.</p>

<p>**Mostly worried about my SAT scores but I've shown a lot of interest in the school</p>

<p>Thanks in advance!</p>

<p>Hey Ravens27,</p>

<p>You sound like a well-rounded student with a real interest in Lehigh. You're involved in extra-curriculars and your essay topic sounds really unique.</p>

<p>As you mentioned in your post, the only thing that stands out to me as something that might be an issue is your SAT score. I've posted the link to the SAT statistics for this year's freshmen class to give you a frame of reference of where your grades lie among current students.</p>

<p>The one thing that matters most is how much interest you have shown to Lehigh. Even if a kid with a 2400 applies but nevers visits or shows a passion for going to Lehigh, then he won't get in - period. I think if you've shown to Lehigh in your essays/visits/interviews that you really want to go here, you'll get in.</p>

<p>If you applied ED1, you'll find out in mid-December.</p>

<p>Here's the link I mentioned:</p>

<p><a href="http://www4.lehigh.edu/Media/Website%20Resources/pdf/admissions/LUadmissions_class_summary.pdf%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www4.lehigh.edu/Media/Website%20Resources/pdf/admissions/LUadmissions_class_summary.pdf&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Feel free to ask any other questions if you have them. Best of luck moving forward,</p>

<ul>
<li>Mike</li>
</ul>