My Chances for Acceptance are...? (ED)

<p>GPA: 4.00 UW 105.52 W
National Merit Commended</p>

<p>Rank: 3/974</p>

<p>ACT: 35
SAT: 800M/800R/680W</p>

<p>Senior Classes: AP Calc BC, AP gov/econ, AP lit, AP BIO, AP CHEM, AP Music Theory</p>

<p>Reccomendation: Good
Essay: One Risky - Battling senioritis. One safe - determination</p>

Varsity Swim 4 years
Club Swim Team Captain
Eagle Scout
Personal Piano
USA Swimming Scholastic All-American
AP Scholar with Honor
All A's on my transcript</p>

<p>Wrote a nice "Why I want to be Irish" personal note.</p>

<p>Religion: White Roman Catholic </p>

<p>Thanks a bunch. Mom is doubtful on chances of me getting in.</p>

<p>ND doesn't have ED, so you must mean EA. Stats are great, so you've definitely got a good shot. I'd say you're probably in, but nothing is ever for sure in the competitive world of college admissions. </p>

<p>Why would your mom be doubtful considering that you have a 1600 M + CR, a 35 ACT, and top 1% of class?</p>

<p>Classic pessimist, I guess. And yeah. EA, not ED. Thanks for catching that.</p>

<p>Okay and your Mom is pessimistic, why? At first, I thought your post was a joke. Come on 1600 SAT's, 4.0 uw gpa, Eagle Scout, swimming All American. And you are worried? I'll go out on a big limb here and say unless you have the worse recommendations and your essay makes you sound like a moron, you don't have to lose too much sleep. Of course, of course, one never knows but if my son had your scores I would not worry. Best of luck to you.</p>

<p>what do you mean by "Why I want to be Irish" note - like your essay? if so that could be your only pitfall</p>

<p>For your sake, I hope you didn't write the "Rudy" essay. At an info session they told me they would rather receive no essay than the Rudy essay. However, if you just mentioned your love of ND in the additional notes section, I think you will be OK Needless to say your stats are superb.</p>

<p>^What's a "Rudy" essay? Is this a reference to Giuliani?</p>

<p>Haha no, I wrote nothing about Rudy - I plead guilty to never having seen it.
On the supplement, ND asks for 150 words or less on a final note on why you want to attend.
I thought I did a better job reasoning on that than on my essays. Go figure.</p>

<p>well i guess that holds ground then. i didn't know they put that on there now. Wasn't there when i applied, at least i don't think so that is.</p>

<p>You should be fine.</p>

<p>you have 0% chance of getting in. what's the point of posting this, seriously? a 4.0 and 1600 and you can't figure out your chances of getting yourself?</p>

<p>Yeah, I have just a super idea, since Ive applied to soooo many colleges before.</p>

<p>well there are these new things called statistics and profiles of previous students--and also maybe something we call common sense where you use deductive reasoning to logically formulate an educated guess. and seeing as it's relatively hard to get higher than a 1600 and a 4.0 unweighted gpa, it would be reasonable to assume that one's chances of admission are pretty good. i know its a hard concept to grasp, but do try. haha dont be offended by this message. i'm a very sarcastic person, and it is my most effective way of expressing my opinions. this can sometimes get me into trouble as one might accurately guess...especially when it comes to communicating with know-it-all, riddle-speaking, and rediculous physics teachers, but i digress. yes, i think your chances are pretty good</p>

<p>You're in, I'm 99% sure. Excluding if for some reason a rec letter writer hates you, but that sounds extremely doubtful. </p>

<p>But I'm pretty sure Notre Dame doesn't have ED, its only EA so you may want to look into that and read up on the stats on the university website, it'll reaffirm that you have a really good chance of getting in based on SAT scores and class percentage.</p>

<p>Best of luck</p>

<p>Thanks for the input. And I completely understand where youre coming from, being fluent in sarcasm myself.</p>

<p>i can't think of one thing that would give you a better chance, actually.</p>