I am a junior right now. I am very interested in Claremont Mckenna because it is a strong school in International Relations, the major I want to take in college. I took the SAT, but I did terrible on it, and decided to select colleges that are test optional. Because of the Covid-19 situation, Claremont Mckenna has become test optional for 2021 students. I took the SAT Subject Japanese test and got a 760 btw. My grades were not good my freshman and sophomore year of high school, both 87-89 average (only 2 honors classes) because I had no interest in learning, school, my future, or college AT ALL. However, beginning with my junior year, I became more interested in classes and high school itself, and began to think that if I don’t do well in school, I cannot do anything in life. My junior year (this year) I have a 96, two 91s, and a 89 (3 honors classes on normal). I am planning on taking 3 AP classes my senior year on top of honors classes. For extra-curriculars, cross country and track and field has been a huge part of my life, and I am VERY interested in running at CMC. I will probably become a captain in both xc and track this fall. Aside from that, I was a co founder of a Japanese club in my high school, another topic that I am very interested in as I am bilingual. I also go to a Japanese Language School where I am a student council member, and am also a member of the Japanese society in my city. I also did volunteering for numerous events for both Japanese organizations. Aside from that, I have also done internships over the summer every year so far. I know that CMC is a amazing school, and I probably won’t get in even ED, I am still wondering if I have a slight shot. Do you guys think that my upward trend in grades and ECs have a good look for the admission officers?
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