How "Screwed" am I?

<p>Hi everyone, as the title indicates I am here to ask do I even have a chance at getting into a good college? Seriously I have pitiful credentials (at least I think so) compared to what other people who post here have.</p>

<p>So I if you don't mind can I ask you what kind of school I can get into with credentials such as these...</p>

<p>GPA: 3.1 (Soph. & Junior year GPA=3.7)
Class Rank: Top half
ACT: 29
Extracurriculars: Speech Team (1 Year), Youth&Gov (1 Year), Mu Alpha Theta (1 Year)
AP Exams:
US History-5

<p>As of now my senior year is not a "blow-off" year. I am takeing several challengeing courses...</p>

<p>Do I stand a chance in this competetion of college admissions?</p>

<p>What schools are you aiming for? Where do you live?</p>

<p>Oh and if it helps at all I am a first generation, Hispanic student.</p>

<p>I live in Illinois and right now my "Dream" school is Illinois Wesleyan.</p>

<p>I am also looking at Flagler College. Lake Forest College and Knox College</p>

<p>I also have some colleges tha are easier to get into but am still willing to attend if all else fails</p>

what are you talking about? it's not great, but it's still above average. no you cannot get into harvard.. but any good state school would accept you, or a smaller, not so competitive but still good liberal arts school. calm down.</p>

<p>Thanks Tesseracts...</p>

<p>I think I needed that, I just feel overwhelmed right now. Since my parents have never even been to college I don't really have alot of people to go to for help and alost of my friends say how they "messed-up" in high school and they have GPAs of around 3.9+</p>

<p>Im just a bit stressed over it...thanks thou</p>

<p>Tessecrats is right, you're definitely not screwed and still have a shot at state schools. The fact that you're first gen does help. Do well in senior year and write good essays and you'll be fine I'm sure :)</p>

<p>Thanks guys/ladies, Im not so insecure about college anymore. Though can I ask you all one more question?</p>

<p>What are my chances at getting into Illinois Wesleyan?</p>

<p>I think you have a good chance at Wesleyan, given your upward grade trend and solid ACT score. (I go there for piano lessons, by the way. :))</p>

<p>Based on the scores of other kids I know, you have a good shot at Illinois Wesleyan. You are first generation and your minority status will help you somewhat. However, you may have a big chunk of tuition to pay; if your college fund is inadequate, be sure to apply to many schools and hope for a good financial aid package.</p>

Oh and if it helps at all I am a first generation, Hispanic student.


Good. Your ACT just went up 3 points.</p>

<p>Yikes, you had a 1.9 frosh year? Anyways, glad to see you've recovered from that; don't sell yourself short because you've definitely brought yourself back into a position to be accepted by a bunch of these schools.</p>