<p>After rigorous searches of University that would fit me academically and socially, Vanderbilt came up on top of my list. I plan to major in Astronomy or anything related to physics and chemistry. I'm in my senior year now.
Now my record is not that strong, like some other's on this forum, because of many circumstances. I'm from Haiti and i just moved to USA 4 years ago. The school system was new to me therefore there were a myriad of things i didn't know about the system till now. I wanted to be in the IB program but i was rejected because of minimal language barrier ( in my freshman year i could communicate and understand most things said, but my speech wasnt fine-tuned). I didn't find out about the SAT and ACT till late my junior year and i just found out about the SAT subject tests. I attended an High school with a black majority but has a strong magnet and IB program.
HERE IS MY RECORD PLEASE TELL ME WHAT CHANCE I'VE TO ATTEND VANDY WITH EARLY DECISION II
I'm in the top 6% in my class of more than 650 students. Taken out the IB students, i'm # 1 in my class, and i'm also # 1 for the black students.
I've had all A's but one B+ in physics.</p>
<p>GPA weighted: 4.47 (without the college classes that i'm taken)
STATE GPA: 3.96 out of 4 (without the college classes that i'm taken)
ACADEMIC CORE: 4.29 (without the college classes that i'm taken)
ACT: 26 ( i was sick when i took it, i mess up in the last part, i will take it again Dec, projected score at least a 28)
SAT: will be taken Dec 4 for the first time
projected score: 1300-1400
AP COURSES: AP American History( had a 1 in the course because i had a
teacher who incorporated his political view with his teaching<br>
and my lack of interest in politics)
AP French( didn't take the course but passed the language
test w/ 3.
Plan to take AP chemistry and english 4 next semester and will pass them.
COLLEGE CLASSES THRU DUAL ENROLLMENT: MAC 1105- A, ENC 1101-WITHDRAW DUE TO PERSONAL CIRCUMSTANCES, CHEM 1040, AST 1005.</p>
<p>HONOR COURSES: ALL OTHERS CLASSES BUT 2 ENGLISH CLASSES, 2 SCIENCES, AND 1 MATH WHICH WERE IN MY FRESHMAN YEAR.</p>
<p>IN ALL MY TRANSCRIPT WILL LOOK LIKE THIS:
ENGLISH: 5 CREDITS, MATH: 7 ( no calculus but i will be taken MAC 1140), SCIENCES: 7, SOCIAL SCIENCES: 3, ARTS: 3, FOREIGH LANGUAGE: 2 ( i'm a french speaker therefore they had to put me directly in french IV and i passed the ap test.</p>
<p>I WILL HAVE A STRONG ESSAY, CLOSE TO GREAT, THAT IS A GUARANTEE</p>
<p>STRONG RECOMMENDATION FROM THE PRINCIPAL OF THE SCHOOL , MY CHEMISTRY TEACHER AND MY COUNSELOR.</p>
<p>I'M NOT BIG ON EC ACTIVITIES BECAUSE I WAS TRYING TO ADAPT TO A NEW COUNTRY.
play varsity soccer for 2 years
member of the french club, art club, chess club
i've done alot of community services but they are not in my school records but i plan to have at least 150 hours recorded at the end of my senior year
won a few important awards here and there.</p>
<p>I WANTED TO ATTEND AN IVY LEAGUE COLLEGE BUT I REALIZE THAT IT IS NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE FOR ME TO DO SO.</p>
<p>PLEASE HELP ME WITH THIS...THIS IS MY LIFE..THE BIGGEST DECISION I WILL MAKE</p>