Hey guys. If you’ve noticed my name, you may realize that I’ve had a change of heart recently. I’ve decided that I would rather be at a Catholic/Christian University than a secular one, and so I’ve found Notre Dame. I plan on applying to Mendoza, but I’m not sure if I would accept for another degree at ND. I’ve become obsessed, but I’m very worried about my SAT score. I plan on retaking in October, so hopefully I improve, but this is where I currently stand:
I have a 1350/1600 (710m), or a 2000/2400 (640r)
Got a 710 on SAT II Math 2
I realize that I’m 50 points shy of the 25th percentile, which does not give me the greatest of chances. However, I was wondering how holistic ND is when looking at applications?
My AP’s include AP Psych (5), AP/BC Calc (5/5), AP Language (4), and APUSH (3-Not self-reporting that). These scores earned me the AP Scholar with Honor
GPA is 4.0/4.0, 4.6545/5.0, Top 10% of my class. Public School. First Honors for 9 semesters, Second Honors for 3 semesters
Senior Workload includes Calculus 3, AP Physics, AP Stat, Stat, Sociology, and AP Literature
I’ve played baseball for 3 years, including Varsity (obviously) and recreational basketball for 4 years.
I’ve created a youth group at my church designed to keep seniors/college students involved in their religious lives
I’ve been a peer minister for 2 years (and I’m pretty sure my rec letter from my youth minister will be amazing)
I usher at my church’s youth masses
I’ve been a leader in FCA for 3 years
Currently in NHS, MHS, and Spanish Honors Society (Treasurer there)
Student Ambassador for 1 year, invited to be part of Welcoming Committee there as well
Tutor for 2 years, requested by teachers to join a special program at my school for tutoring.
No hooks (legacy, first ten, etc) Unless a hook is having never sent a student to ND, which I don’t think my school has yet
Common App Essay will be about how I found God through disease (Chronic IBD)
Lots of Service Hours. Can’t keep track of religious hours officially through my school (they don’t allow religious activities), but that should show on my common app activities section.
Any reviews would be greatly appreciated. Be as harsh as you want, as it can only help me. Also, if you have an suggestions on how to improve my chances, please let me know. Thanks, and God Bless!