Please Chance Me! Do I even stand a chance?

State: Florida</p>

<p>Ethnicity/Gender: African American Female</p>

<p>Intended Major: Film Production/Studies</p>

<p>GPA: 2.9-3.0 UW :frowning: I know, Hopefully by application time w/ Mid Year Report I can raise it but I’m not sure if admissions would be able to see my improvement by then (Really worried about GPA because I had a really bad Junior Year (depression, family issues, etc)</p>

<p>SAT: Took first in June (1950). PSAT Score-189. Taking the October SAT soon</p>

<p>AP Courses: (Frosh-Junior): AP Chemistry, AP World History, AP French Language, AP Human Geography, AP Physics, AP US History, AP English Language and Composition, AP Statistics)–Plenty of Honors Classes through the years as well</p>

<p>Senior Year Courseload:
AP US Government/AP Macroeconomics
Nutrition and Wellness I
Anatomy and Physiology Honors
AP English Literature and Composition
Newspaper Staff (Honors)
AP Psychology
AP Drawing Portfolio</p>

<p>Extracurricular Activities (most notable):
French Club Member (3 years), French Honor Society Officer (1 year), French Club Officer (1 year), Crew (2 years), Beta Club (1 year), Link Crew Leader (1 year)</p>

<p>Extracurricular Activities (for Senior Year):
Varsity Crew, Newspaper Editor, Literary Magazine Editor, as well as other writing stuff</p>

None at the moment, but I’m working on some scholarships/contests and I do have a few Crew Honors</p>

<p>Community Service:
Beta Club Hours, Volunteered at a nursing home. (200 + Hours), Volunteered at a Pediatrics center</p>

<p>Work Experience:
Summer Job at Panera Bread</p>

Probably from my AP French Teacher (Sophomore Year) who is also the sponcer of the French Club and my current AP US Government Teacher.</p>

<p>Your GPA is quite low. You will have to try to explain that to the admissions officials. You should take the most interesting thing about yourself (writing, French, nursing home work?) and make it really compelling. Your essay will have to be amazing. Try to have an interview, even if it has to be a Skype one.</p>

<p>Will do. Does anyone have anymore chances?</p>

<p>I agree with danceclass, though on paper (aside from your GPA) you look pretty good. </p>

<p>Have you considered taking the ACT? Not that your SAT scores aren't great and in range for Bard, but my ACT score was the equivalent of being 200 points higher than my SAT score. I would encourage you to see if you're more successful on the ACT and would suggest that you send those scores in. While Bard is test optional, great test scores will help you because of your GPA.</p>