Obsessed With Vassar- Applying Ed II-chances?

<p>Hey everybody. I am currently a senior in a very competitive high school in Long Island, and I need some reassurance. I am absolutely obsessed with Vassar college, and as a result, I will be applying ED II. </p>

<p>Here are my credentials: </p>

<p>GPA: 4.0 (weighted) - IB Diploma Assumed Candidate
Essays- Will be great
Recs- Are great, very very personal.
EC's- I have a huge passion for music (I am a classical pianist), and this is highly shown through my resume, in which nearly every activity is music related, including being accompanist for SEVERAL groups, as well as playing at various community venues. I also studied at the Mannes College of Music (in NYC) on weekends for two years. Vassar looks for a passion: my resume clearly shows music as my passion. I am also involved with many honor societies, as well as a volunteer in my local Ambulance Corps. (In my resume, I stated I was starting EMT training in January)
SAT: Right now, 1310 (660 V, 650 Math). Hoping to get up to 1350
SAT II's: 750 writing, 730 physics, 710 math IC
Supp. Material: I will be sending in a high quality CD recording of myself playing two pieces (lasting around 15 minutes)</p>

<p>I think I have everything going for my application for Vassar (Including being a male, because statistically, males have 10 percent higher acceptance than females). The one thing keeping me back is that stupid, three hour test we call the SAT. I am barely within the range of Vassar, but does anybody think this will hold me back, with everything else I have? </p>

<p>Anybody give an honest opinion about if I am wasting my time applying ED II to Vassar, and/or how I can improve myself, and make myself stand out (besides improving SAT I). Also, can very good SAT II's (such as mine) make up for mediocre SAT I? Thanks everybody!</p>

<p>I think you'd have a really good shot at getting accepted if you raise your sat scores. You seem like you have really good ECs and as an IB student myself I know you have had a rigorous course load, which Vassar also likes to see. I'm applying ED I and I've already sent off my application and I can't wait for mid-December. I hope we both get in because I love Vassar too.</p>

<p>You are not wasting your time ED II at Vassar. IB program and strong SAT IIs are nice balance to SAT Is, and your GPA (obviously) is excellent. Males do get a slight break, too, and your second SAT take may help. </p>

<p>I'd say you have a very good, but not quite great chance for an ED II acceptance, but if for some reason it doesn't work out, there are several very fine LACs that would make great RD apps for you: Bard, Connecticut College, Kenyon and Skidmore among others.</p>

See my reply to your post on the parents forum</p>

<p>You might want to go on line and "chat" with someone from the admissions office regarding your questions. Vassar has this available to prospective students. I am glad you are so passionate about Vassar-- it is a great school.</p>

<p>Don't worry about your SAT score, man. Everything else is strong.</p>